Been playing with some new pens. They become somewhat addictive. These two are fountain pens. A Sailor Profit is a bent-nib pen and the Eco is a lovely pen (clear so you can see all the ink inside) and it holds a ton. The bent-nib is quite fascinating and as you can see makes a great variety of strokes.
The issue now is to find good ink that is mostly water resistant. Noodlers ink has been a go-to but on certain papers only. It says it's permanent on "cellulose" papers. So on some multi-media papers that are slicker paper...the ink never seem to be permanent.
that is a problem for washes.
Below I used a micron which is a safe choice for the multi-media paper in this notebook. We were at the car dealership today just playing around with finding out what a new CRV would cost.
Greg talked and I sketched. Couldn't believe that a gentlemen in a wheel chair arrived with a clown nose on. No body seemed to notice.
On this sketch I used the Noodler's ink and had quite a time with the wc wash bleeding the ink. This was Greg's Essential Tremor Support group up in the Villages. There were actually about 40 people there!