spqrblues: (arch scribe)
SPQR Blues ([personal profile] spqrblues) wrote2017-06-11 03:04 pm
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Still warming up

Today's warmup features antique & new dip pens; J. Herbin's archival black ink Encre Authentique (said to have been used by all the classiest ye olde French notaries); a variety of Rohrer & Klingner inks (the two iron-gall inks are not waterproof, the overenthusiastic burnt sienna is); and Copic markers, which I admit is a very weird combination of materials.

I grumped about the black ink not working with one of the nibs, but eventually got it going. The Copics sopped right through Stillman & Birn Alpha paper, but they blended reasonably nicely.

corvideye: (headdress)

[personal profile] corvideye 2017-09-04 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Sigh, vintage nibs, how I love them... I like how Felix came out looking Byronic in the Spencerian!