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What are you using, tradfags?
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>>3514837
koi watercolors
bic ballpoint pens
pilot metropolitan fountain pens
g-nib pens
water soluble ink
various graphite stuff
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>>3514860
oh and delteter ink and copic shit.
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>>3514837
Recently, Zorn palette oil tubes. I'm a newbie to color but I don't like watercolor or pastels and I wanted to see how I'd do with oils without splurging too much money.
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>>3514862
Deleter ink works well with Copics but Pilot is better.

I just pulled out this conventional sharpener and inserted a rounded 2mm sharpener. I wish more 2mm sharpeners were built like this. The other compartment holds an eraser. I can finally quit wood case pencils altogether.
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>>3514882
nice any kind of pilot specifically?
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>>3514885
Black 30ml.

I want to find a cheaper office-class correction fluid, but lion is the best I know of.
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>>3514890
I see you too get stuff from aliexpress. Can't blame you, the prices are really good
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i usually color digitally
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>>3514899
you're in the chink databases now. GG fag :)
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Maimeri linseed oil and rectified turpentine,
I mix my own oil colors with pigments.
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My coveted bob Ross Brushes and various paint.
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>>3514837
Windsor and Newton oil colors
Daler-Rowena old colors (cadmiums and ultramarine)
The fine touch nylon brushes
General pencil Co. Kimberly (9H-8B)
Cheap triple primed canvases
Gamblin stand oil
Gamblin Gamvar gloss varnish
Gamblin safflower oil
Grumbacher turpentine, damar varnish
Klean Strip odorless mineral spirits
I have also made two lbs of Flake white using the stack process.
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>>3515109
Where do you get your flake white? I’m down to my last tube, and none of the stores narby stock it. I can’t buy it directly from W&N online
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>>3515133
A Blick in D.C. Careful that shit has lead in it.
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>>3515141
really lead paint has lead in it?
i thought it was lead like in a pencil, ~phew~ close call
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>>3515145
I mean yeah, it's already turning you into a brainlet.
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Home depot paint
Water soluble oils
Airbrush
Paint pens
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>>3515158
>Water soluble oils
>Home depot paint
I seriously hope you don't do this.
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>>3515141
is it worth going to the dc location? dmv fag but i usually cop from jerryartarama online
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>>3514837
but i'm not faggot.
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Can anyone recommend some really good refillable pens? I am willing to experiment with the type, if that helps?
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>>3514837
Red Prismacolor Col-Erase
Pilot Kakuno filled with
Noodler's Ink (Walnut)
Pentel Water Brush
Holbein Watercolors
White Gouache
Tachikawa Nib Holder
Staedtler Lead Holder
Pentel Mechanical Pencils (0.5, 0.7)
A bunch of cheap Royal & Langnickel brushes
and a handy dandy kneaded eraser
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>>3514837
I've almost completely transitioned into Charvin and Gamblin paints from Lukas brand paints. I have one blue now instead of a billion, and I've replaced all the washed out crappy yellows I used to use like Brilliant and Naples with Cadmium yellows and a Yellow Ochre.
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>>3515731
Not really, believe it or not the Alexandria Art League has a very small store but usually has the stuff you need and is very price competitive as a non-profit.
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>>3515750
Fountain pens. The Pilot Metropolitan is the standard recommendation for beginners.
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Buying a G Pen nib was one of the best investments I've made
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>>3514890
nice i will check that out anon.
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I got two of these sexy things before they sold out. My pens are now with more than my car.
>>3515908
G-pens are are in the perfect Goldilocks zone of like weight to pressure ratio. I've yet to find a better drawing pen.
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Loosely followed some posts on WetCanvas about fitting a crow quill onto a cheap fountain pen like a Preppy, but fucked around with it in other ways. Problem: putting more time into figuring out what can work best when not following another setup 1:1. I'm not sure when I'll come across a massive ink leak or seeing the tines fucked up by the cap - I'm expecting such results in the first place 2bh. Also, there's lots of room for improvement I think. Can't be so careless with this type of nib unlike other fountain pen mods that use G Nibs (since the Zebra titanium version exists for that) RE: eventual rusting over.
It has been functioning fine enough for the past day or so. I'm having fun with it though. I've yet to try out that Ackerman pump pen that uses the same type of nib to see if this mod is similar to that product.

Sources: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1403133 and http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1402922

This is leaning too close into /diy/, sorry about that.
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>>3516101
Thanks anon, I'm gonna try this
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Interesting idea. I seem to recall the preppy has a wick feed, so adding more wick leading to the nib might be a more elegant solution than what you've done and what I saw in those threads. I'm imagining a nylon cord as a wick because it could be partially melted to stay affixed to the nib tines as they spread, or just to give it some stiffness. I have a few Preppys I can sacrifice towards this goal, but it will have to wait a few days.

Pic related takes me way back. I can't remember the last time I saw a technical drawing done in ink.

>>3516101
>This is leaning too close into /diy/, sorry about that.
Quality posts are always a good thing here and ignore anyone who shits on them.
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>>3516165
That's awesome, man! I am very inept when it comes to (fountain) pen technology, on top of little know how about actual crafting & building shit now that I think about it. On the other hand, if others more familiar with such topics can adapt & mod components more easily, that'd be real swell. Honestly though, I'd love to see more fountain pen mods like this popping up in the future to compliment the G-Nib conversions. There was also this video from 2013 that showed off the idea on another pen body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtCok82TK_c

On topic, a new art supply is on its way which was mentioned in my last post. Because of Ackerman's claim of using "any india or acrylic inks" in his pens, I'd like to study his crowquill model once I actually get my hands on it.
The customer service is not very good at all, even when coming in with various old reviews in mind that mention such problems. It would be really nice to get this pen mod going with those viscous inks, so as to save others the frustration of dealing with this guy. Dude seems like the opposite of Mr. Tardiff from Noodler's Inks in regards to communication - which is a real damn shame given the price point... Those Noodler's Ahab/Konrad pen mods that use the G-Nib are pretty cool, even great, once one learns how to fuck around with altering it to their needs. I'm sure there's gonna be more tinkering to do with the Ackerman pens, but the info available on site is the bare damn minimum. Guess all of this stuff mentioned is the real price to pay for such a convenience item.

If you actually go through with modification, it'd be cool to see how the end result turned out for ya. Good luck to you and >>3516124 with the tinkering!




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