The 30 day miniature portrait challenge is one of those things you see posted on social media by artists from time to time and something that I’ve always fancied having a go at. So I […]
Lemmy was as much a collection of myths and legends as a man. In the popular imagination, he was made up of equal parts Jack Daniel’s, amphetamine sulphate, Nazi memorabilia and extreme-velocity noise. The myths and legends cloak […]
The project so far: Since June 2015, I have been on a mission to swab test fountain pen inks using water and bleach. Why? Because I believe that fountain pen inks have qualities that can be exploited for purposes […]
Parker Quink Black blend with Shaeffer Skrip Brown with bleach lettering.
Have just finished the identity for a series of creative lettering workshops I will be delivering on behalf of Rochester Cathedral in early 2016. The line work for BEASTS was created with a flex pen using Shaeffer […]
This site is not just about investigating fountain pen inks in the wider context, it’s also about how best to demonstrate the found outcomes. There are a plethora of fountain pens on the market in all shapes, sizes […]
I was in Dover harbour last weekend when a cheeky Seagull perched nearby. I was captivated by the brilliant yellows and oranges of its beak and eyes against its white plumage and the dark sky. It got […]
9 more inks tested – of note: Sheaffer Skrip Black: One of my trusted mates. A great writing ink with all the qualities needed for creating art. Reacts gold with bleach and blends well. Parker Quink Black: The […]
This triptych was created using Scheaffer black, brown, red and turquoise inks with the calligraphy and marks made with bleach and bleed proof using a zebra G nib in a dip pen.
A very quick ink test using Waterman Red, Waterman Green and Waterman Florida Blue, Skrip Black and Domestos. Testing for blending qualities with each other and reaction with bleach. Whether for painting, calligraphy or zentangle doodles… what’s not […]