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Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen Review

Grail pen is a term that’s used a lot in our neck of the woods: a pen that isn’t easily obtainable due to either cost or scarcity. The Visconti Van Gogh was my grail pen from quite early on in my pen obsession. I loved how it looked and I[…]

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Denik Sketchbook Review

Denik are an American company that makes notebooks and sketchbooks in a variety of formats, each featuring original artwork on the cover. They were kind enough to send me this sketchbook to try out. These are my own opinions. Denik use a portion of their profits to fund schools in[…]

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529 Duo Pocket Ballpoint Pen Review

The 529 Duo has recently launched on Kickstarter. I was fortunate enough to be loaned a prototype to review and so here are my thoughts. Price: £20 early bird, £25 retail Refill options: uses the Cross Ballpoint refill, which comes in fine, medium or broad and black, blue or red[…]

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Ivy Pug (sketch)

Here’s Ivy. I’ve drawn her to build up my portfolio of pen and ink pictures for Portray Your Pet. Platinum Carbon Ink, Daler-Rowney Bristol Board, using a Franklin-Christoph M03 with a needlepoint nib and a Platinum #3776 Sai with a fine nib, and a Platinum Brush Pen

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