Experimenting with Fountain Pens

One thing I love about this artistic endeavor is that I get to experiment with different mediums or combination of mediums in a regular bases. Last week I received two items that I was waiting for. My Lamy fine point fountain pen and a Platinum Carbon Pen with the ink and the converters as well. Even though I have wanted a Lamy pen for a long time I stop from buying one until last week as a birthdate present to me. A personal note, I always get something special to myself during my birthdate. I did not know what the best ink was for this item. I was closed to buy the Noodlers brand but a colleague sketcher recommended the Platinum Carbon Ink and the Platinum Carbon pen as well since it is extra fine and it is a great complement to the Lamy. She stated that she prefers the Platinum Carbon ink because is dries very fast and it is easier to apply watercolor on top very quickly. Thank you Kate! I am a fast sketcher and my time for sketching is quite limited during the week so I need to make sure that my ink dries fast so I can paint and have a finish product in 30minutes. I followed her recommendations and voila, this is the result.



The Chapel at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma WA



A view from my studio window during the early morning hours












Until next one and Happy Sketching!


About D. Abreu

I am a psychotherapist by profession but felt in love with the arts, watercolor painting and Urban Sketching. With no formal background or education in fine arts I decided to teach myself using any resources I could find and this is my journey.
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