|8/10/23 Maple Leaf neighborhood (sumi ink and pop can nib dip pen in Uglybook)|
|A rectangle of aluminum is folded, then cut into|
this shape. Tape at the fold to a stick.
Crimp the fold gently with pliers. Done!
The nib puts out an amazingly wide range of lines and marks. Closer to a twig than to a nib, what it lacks in precision, it more than makes up for in fun. Roy let me use his bottled sumi ink for this sketch (I was uncertain how Uglybook paper would do with such a heavy ink application, but it held up like a champ – no bleed-through or ghosting at all). He used sepia fountain pen ink with a wash that resulted in beautiful effects.
Attached to a disposable chopstick, this nib is certainly among the least expensive I’ve ever used – and the biggest fun bang for the buck!
|Thanks for the mini workshop and inspiration, Roy!|
|Of course we both required sustenance for our heavy labor. I chose a blueberry|
scone this time.... mmmm! Did I tell you that my goal is to try everything
at Macrina at least once before repeating any?