Rapidograph: Old tool - new toy!

April 16, 2010 | 2 Comments



Two years ago I picked up my old technical pens and tried to sketch with them in 2008 see below. They were very clogged after many years of non use!

Everytime I get a free voucher at my local art store I spend it on something different…. so  I now have a brand new .25 nib in my rapidograph!

It was fun but somewhat scratchy with my style of sketching!! Very very different to be trying to sketch with an old work tool from the past.

I am curious about the rapidoliner which sounds very interesting- as recommended in Gary Simmons book ” The Technical Pen”. I have never come across them in real life since I only needed technical pens for drafting.

BTW I have decided to turn every page in my new Banister Fletcher while I am having my evening cuppa. At 50- 100 pages flicked through a night it will only take me a month! At least I am getting to understand the scope of it – LOVE all the illustrations in it so much!

Ok – time to take it easy… it is Friday night after all!

My 2008 technical pen sketches. See more here.


  • AutumnLeaves says:

    Early Friday a.m. here. Love the sketch and the insight on the pen. Someone gifted me a drawing pen with nibs and ink. I've yet to venture into using it. Ink always scares me.

  • Pat says:

    I just spent my coffee break to look through your sketch travel books. So organized and so wonderfully painted. I am having fun with a Lami fountain pen at the moment.

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