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How do you get a pen with cartridge going ? - Fountain & Dip Pens - First Stop. 1) The courting-disaster way-- Squeeze the cartridge.

How do you get a pen with cartridge going ? - Fountain & Dip Pens - First Stop

It might not crack. 2) The foolish way-- stuck point in mouth, suck gently until you taste ink. 3) The daredevil way-- tap the point on a piece of paper until a drop comes out. Stick the point in the drop and draw it in with capillary action. 4) The impatient, rather extra work way (my usual)-- open the pen again, dismount the cartridge, and holding it hole down thrust the point into it as a hummingbird seeks nectar. 5) The weak writing way-- dip the point in water. 6) The patient way-- attach the cartridge just before going to bed.

They all work, but some have greater drawbacks than others. edit-- ah, redundant advice! Waterproof Fountain Pen Ink - Water Resistant Inks. Because fountain pen inks are water based most are not waterproof and don't do well when they get wet.

Waterproof Fountain Pen Ink - Water Resistant Inks

There are many fountain pen inks that are either waterproof or water resistant. They are made from various components that make them waterproof. Each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Black PGB 1000 Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen 0 3 Extra Fine Aluminum Body. Gesture questions. Pens. (Excerpts from ART HARDWARE: The Definitive Guide to Artists’ Materials, by Steven Saitzyk © 1987) The principle of transferring a colored liquid to a drawing surface via a brush, pen, marker, or, in uninhibited moments, the fingers, is based on capillary attraction.


Capillary attraction is the natural attraction of a liquid for a solid and its tendency to flow toward it. Gravity also plays an important role in keeping the flow in one general direction. Capillary attraction allows a liquid, such as an ink, to be held by a tube, a point with a split end, or a collection of filaments or hairs and then be transferred to a more absorbent surface such as paper.


Pen & Ink MONTHLY PROJECT. Monthly PEN & INK Project -- October, 2014.


Hi Everyone, The following are the Images for our Monthly P&I Project, and I hope lots of you will join in and have some fun with all of us during the month. Pen and Ink Drawings of New Orleans, Louisiana. Pirates Alley - a name to conjure with.

Pen and Ink Drawings of New Orleans, Louisiana

Here pirates passed on their way to the old Cabildo Jail, and here the atmosphere of the old France and Old Spain still prevails. Separation the Cabildo from the St. Louis Cathedral, this block-long alleyway leads from Chartres to Royal Street. Spanish Arms Patio ...New Orleans This wrought-iron Gate forms the entrance to the Spanish Arms patio. Located at 616 Royal Street, it was the rendezvous for fashionable balls in the olden days, and many a Creole Belle passed though these gates to the spacious reception rooms to the second story. - - -

Pen & Ink MONTHLY PROJECT. Art History News. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614), a special collaboration will bring together all of the artist’s paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, the finest outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and six loans from the Hispanic Society of America, November 4, 2014–February 1, 2015.

Art History News

During the same period, New York’s Frick Collection, whose works by this artist cannot be lent, will exhibit its three El Greco pictures together for the first time. El Greco at The Frick Collection, on view November 4, 2014, through February 1, 2015, will unite its three remarkable El Greco paintings—Purification of the Temple and the portraits of Vincenzo Anastagi and St. Jerome—showing them together, for the first time, on one wall of the museum’s East Gallery. Works on View at The Frick Collection: Saint Jerome (1905.1.67) Portrait of Vincenzo Anastagi (1913.1.68)

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Pens. Tutorials. Pen and Ink [Archive] Art and Cookies. Someone was asking me to post some of my very first paintings and drawings so that they could see what my beginnings were like.

Art and Cookies

I thought this was a great idea and I actually found some of my old work when I was packing and moving earlier this month. It is always fun to see where an artist came from and to see their progression throughout their career. I remember back when I did some of these I thought “hey, these are pretty good.” Now when I look back at them I realize how horrible they were. It is funny how one’s perception changes over the years. You might notice a bit of a backwards progression in some of these due to the fact that copying art (or doing master copies) is a lot easier than painting from your imagination or painting from life. Hmmm, maybe I should give a bit of background on my family history before I continue. There is a big debate over whether or not people have a natural talent for things or if people can simply learn to be good at something. The Art of Dawood (Marion) Sekhem - Forums.