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Thank you for the product recommendations - I love the idea of sketching with fountain pens and think I will give this a go. Nice to see you here by the way Peter and enjoying reading your articles 😊

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Hi Mary, nice to see you're here too! I don't know why I hadn't realised until now. As you know, I always follow what you do and it seems you're going from strength to strength which is good to see.

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Great post, Peter! Lovely to meet your materials. I've recently picked up three fountain pens - medium, fine and extra fine - I've been having a little play, and really enjoying the boldness of ink in my doodles when in fact I'm more used to pencil.

Your art is awesome!

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Thanks Rebecca - I find fountain pens the truest and most reliable of lines 👍😀

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I grew up writing with fountain pens but had never really used them for anything visually creative - let's just say I'm enjoying myself! It's interesting that you've mentioned the reliability of line, because I've been rather scared of the potential lack of control and messing things up.

But confidence, right?!

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Partly that - but also they are more consistent than fine liners as the nibs tend to get damaged with me as I can be a bit heavy handed at times. 👍

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Ooooh, good point (if you'll pardon the pun!) I used to use pigment liners in my bullet journal, and would get through the tip of a pen every fortnight! Now that I'm using a fountain pen for that job as well as sketching I am saving a fortune. 😊

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