I received two new sketching toys, so of course I had to draw them!
Bill's cousins, Mike and Georgie, came for a visit last week from Missouri. Mike makes gorgeous wood pen and pencil sets on a small lathe --- he gave me this mechanical pencil made of birdseye maple. It feels wonderfully sleek and light in my hand!
Then I received a Sailor fude de Mannen calligraphy pen. Someone on Facebook posted about it and I was wanting to try it out. Like my Hero M86, it has a bent nib. I compared the two a bit on this page; the Sailor fude is much easier to manipulate in my hand and the ink feed is a bit smoother. Right now it is loaded with the water-soluble ink cartridge it came with --- rather than find a converter, I plan on using this cartridge up, then filling it with water-resistant ink using a syringe.