Don´t you just hate it when you have to clean your fountain pen? I dropped my newest Lamy Safari on the floor at work today, and the ink in it – there was very little left – turned to bubbles from the blow. Somehow bubbles are not good to write with. I shook the pen trying to get the ink out, and before I knew it I had ink in the cap, on the table and all around. Stupid me. So when I got home I cleaned it and refilled it with my new fav ink, Noodler´s Lexington grey.
That´s when the bad part starts. When you start drawing, the pen writes with water. Then, when you have drawn for a little while, the line turns the lightest light grey you ever saw. A little further on, you have a shy grey line that actually shows a slight difference from the colour of the paper. Aaargh! I don´t have the patience for this kind of thing!
So, today´s drawing was made only to wake up the pen, and as you can see, I was quite frustrated here and there. I tore up the surface of the paper trying to get some visible lines, and some lines are drawn at least four times…
8 x 12 cm, Lamy Safari (obviously) and Noodler´s Lexington grey on a small Moleskine Watercolor page.