dead daffodils



A new pen arrived today – a fude fountain pen – the tip is bent at an angle so you can draw thick through thin with the same stroke. Sort of like a calligraphy pen but not quite. It’s a pretty cheap pen but seems to do the job for what I want – it’s a 55 degree Sailor pen and you can see a good review here.

I’ve got the hang of either end of the spectrum – chunky fat lines and tiny spindly lines are easy – I just need to get some sort of transition and medium thickness going :)

It’s a very long pen so I’m wondering about holding it more like a paint brush than a writing pen. Watch this space…


3 thoughts on “dead daffodils

    1. I looked for one last year but they weren’t available and/or were very expensive in the UK. I tried to make my own instead with a cheap calligraphy pen and some pliers and it worked a bit but not great. This one I just happened to see – it was very cheap and the quality probably reflects that but it seems to work for now :)

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