In December 2015 I am doing a series of blog posts all about using fountain pens for sketching – the most important aspects to consider and some personal preferences after years of using them.
Rather than doing in-depth studies and reviews, I want to create an overview with links to other information. So I plan to update these posts as I discover more information or do more detailed reviews myself.
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2. Why draw with a fountain pen?
Part 3. Using a fountain pen
Part 4. Choosing a fountain pen
Part 5. Basic fountain pens
Part 6. Fountain pens with variable lines 1
Part 7. Fountain pens with variable lines 2
And just for fun:
Behind the Scenes!
I am very excited that Goulet Pens has put together a shopping guide based on my recommendations. This guide lists the exact models, colours and nib sizes that I would choose (eg. I like clear demonstrator pens) but if you would like to see the full range and make a selection to suit yourself, please click on the “full range” link under the pen descriptions in Parts 5-7. For comparison purposes I have included the current list price* of each pen but please check the price on Goulet Pens’ site. Just a reminder that this is not a sponsored post nor are there any affiliated links. Please feel free to do your own searches for the best deal in your country, but I do recommend that you follow the links to Goulet Pen’s site so that you can read customer reviews and watch Brian’s videos.
And I am even more excited that Goulet have put together a special package set of my favourite pen – the Lamy Joy – the set includes a 1.1 calligraphy nib that comes with the pen, a fine nib and a converter at a special price.
Once you have a fountain pen you will have to start drawing with it!
If you would like to learn the fundamentals and the start urban sketching please check out my Foundations online course.