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I haven't inked anything in a while, so I decided it was high time for practice. I also took a break from my dip pens and brushes to try out a Pentel Brush Pen and a Tachikawa G-Nib Fountain Pen. I like the convenience so far as not having to constantly clean my pen and brush, but I worry about the cost of constantly purchasing cartridges ~ there is no converter compatible with either the Pentel or Tachikawa.
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SuhReeUhl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Awesome! :)
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SalHunter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Fantastic expression!
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! Really love the face!
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SpeakingMute Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student
Thanks!
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ChaosKatie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if it would be possible to do a refill of the cartridges like they do with printer cartridges. The refiller uses a syringe kind of thing without the needle. Instead it has a thin metal end something like a tube of super glue meant for getting into those tiny holes. I really like the way this came out. Funny looking enough but with just enough of a look to him that says he'll rip your head off. :)
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SpeakingMute Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student
There are fountain pen shops online that sell such syringes, and I've read claims on the Fountain Pen Network etc. that many simply use ordinary medical syringes to fill proprietary cartridges with their preferred ink. Before I go this route I'm going to try other brands that either have or are compatible with refillable bladders; the Kuretake No. 8 Brush pen costs about the same as the Pentel, and can be used with a Platinum converter and Platinum carbon ink. I'm also not terribly committed to brush and fountain pens - I've never found my ordinary brushes and dip pens that inconvenient to carry around, and stopping to clean the pens/brushes gives my wrists enough of a break to keep carpal tunnel at bay.

Thanks so far as the drawing; it's somewhat based off my girlfriend's rottweiler :)
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FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I never thought about using medical syringes. They are hard to come by with idiots out there using them to blow themselves away with dope. I wish there was a way to keep digital artists and manipulators from carpal tunnel. Speaking for myself I'm notorious for spending way too much time with my mouse in hand working but I do everything I know how to do to keep from having problems but My hands still get numb at times. :)

You are most welcome. Keep up the awesome work and give the dog a treat for me. I love Rotties. :D
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SanderJansen Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great work!
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JOKERSHADOW666 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work :)
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KennethFairclough Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
looks great man! love your cross hatching.
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SpeakingMute Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student
thanks!
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