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.