Fountain pens make me smile. I like looking at them, I like holding them and I love drawing with them …. almost as much as a dip pen with a flexible nib.
The beauty of a fountain pen is that it carries ink safely inside itself. I can carry a fountain pen in my pocket. It’s much harder and far messier to carry a dip pen and a bottle of ink in my pocket. No matter where I am, or how short or long I am there for, I can pull out a sketchbook and pen and explore something of interest in my surroundings.
Studying architecture with a fountain pen is far more fun than with a pencil. I don’t mind when lines go awry.
Sketchbook drawing: Drawn while sitting on the sidewalk in Bethlehem during the Art Walk on Saturday evening. Vintage Sheaffer fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Rome Burning Ink.