This nasty little cold is all-consuming so all I’ve got today is doodling of a line from the musical “Hamilton” that I have been enamored with since last October. Inks: Noodler’s Apache Sunset & Diamine Ancient Copper Pens: Conklin All-American (1.1mm italic nib) & Esterbrook Dollar Pen (broad nib) Paper: Midori Traveler's Notebook Refill 013 (Lightweight Paper) Writing from: my study. Listening to: I bet you can guess.
We had a thought-provoking discussion with friends over dinner tonight. During a lull in the conversation, I glanced over at the server’s workstation and saw an Alan Watts quotation on it. It reminded me of my favorite Alan Watts quotation, so I decided to practice printing a bit. Ink: Noodler's Apache Sunset Pen: Pelikan Ruby Red M320 (Fine) Paper: Bloc Rhodia No. 16 Writing from: my makeshift study in the dining-room.
I adore Noodler’s Apache Sunset. Orange ink isn’t usually my thing but today’s Goulet Pens blog post inspired me to compare how the ink performs in two different pens. Because the Pilot VP medium nib doesn’t put as much ink on the page as the fine nib on the Pelikan M320 does, the shading is more subtle. I’m enjoying how deep the orange gets with the Pelikan, though. Plus the colors of the pen itself fit more with the “sunset” theme.
It was a long, dark time with only one bottle of ink, but I now have another one that brightens things up considerably: Noodler’s Apache Sunset. I’ve been interested in this ink for a while, and after seeing it perform in Brian Goulet’s review of his top seven shading inks I decided I’d shove myself out of my comfort zone enough to try an orange ink. Apache Sunset does not disappoint.