Friday, 10 February 2012

Hero pen 501-1

 

Tia and Paul tipped me about a Chinese fountainpen, a Hero 501-1, used in China for calligraphy writing. The top of the nib turns up 45 degrees, so you get very lively, thick and beautiful black lines. I also bought Hero ink, even though it's not as waterproof as Noodlers, it still keeps up strong lines. Above sketch was made with this pen: one of the huge beautiful rain trees that line Orchard avenue. Most trees have different leaves on the lower branches, looks like a parasite plant.

2 comments:

Rodney van den Beemd said...

Erg mooi Rene, zowel de lijnen van de nieuwe pen als de kleurschakering! Heb je hier ook de techniek van Tia en Paul toegepast?

Rene Fijten said...

Nee, wel in de tekening van de botanische tuin.