Fountain pen day 2020

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Fountain pen day happens every first Friday of November.

[...] Fountain Pen Day is celebrated by enthusiasts worldwide as a time to embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens.

I didn't know it existed until this year. A few weeks ago I put up a currently using page that lists some of the materials I've been using, including fountain pens.

Why I appreciate fountain pens

  • don't have to press down for ink to come out (unless you need line variation)
  • can refill with new ink (plus so many colours and fancy properties like shading/sheening!)
  • steel or gold nibs feel stronger, feel longer lasting, and stay sharper, than pigment/fineliners with extended use
  • I enjoy the variety in writing experience (with different pen/ink/paper combinations)

I used my Platinum Carbon Black Desk Pen everyday in October to draw my tamagotchi aka #tamagoctober (cause it's water-resistant). I also used several pens (EF-M size) to do Alphonso Dunn pen & ink workbook exercises aka #dunn31. I completed 34+ exercises...but there are still many left.

Here are some pics of my pens and their respective #dunn31 exercises!

Pelikan 400NN (M) with Diamine Wagner

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Pilot Metropolitan (M) with Waterman Absolute Brown

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Ranga Sugarcane (Kanwrite flex) with Diamine Meadow

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FPR Himalaya GT v2 (ultraflex EF) with Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake

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Pilot Elite 95s Japan (EF) with Sailor Kobe Kounan Maroon

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Pilot Kakuno (M) with Pilot Namiki Black (stock cartridge ink)

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Opus 88 Omar (M) with Lamy Turmaline

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Lamy Safari (F) with Sailor Kobe Taisanji Yellow

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Paper used is Borden and Riley #37 boris bright white translucent visual bond LAYOUT. My pad is probably a decade old, so the name doesn't fully match their newer branding/edition.

Happy writing/drawing!

Today's music post: Give It Up 2 Me by Ojerime.