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Val

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Reply #15 on: August 10, 2016, 06:02:10 PM
I started out alright with the practice sheets, but found my hand tiring before long so the more I practiced....the more wobbly my lines got!  :D Would probably have been smart to take a few breaks instead of trying to 'zip' through the whole page!  :whistle:    :2funny:
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Reply #16 on: August 10, 2016, 09:57:01 PM
This is a very helpful self-made utensil for dipping ink which I made (pl. see the photos, if anybody has interest in creating this ) which is very easy to make. :smart: and I just love dipping my nib into this container   ;D :yippee: :yippee:

I used the following utensils for this:

1)   A plastic or glass funnel
2)   An empty well-washed cream container of suitable size into which the funnel fits. Take care that you can close   the container.
3)   Some filling material which dries well (for eg. material to close holes in the walls)

I put the filling material in the cosmetic container first and put the glass funnel slightly slanted into the material. If necessary you can shorten the narrow tube of the funnel. Slightly slanted, because we can insert the dip the nib slantedly while dipping. After the material had dried, I made sure that the funnel was fixed well in the container. I had to take care that the bottom hole of the funnel was well closed with the filling material so that the ink does not leak. One can also put some glue to close the small hole of the funnel tightly later on from the top after everything has dried.

ADVANTAGES:

- I can put just as much ink as needed to cover only the tip of the nib.
- You can SEE the tip of the nib and how deep the ink coverage is
- I can close the container and the ink does not dry
- the container is mobile. You can move it around on the working table and it is transportable (so left-handers have no problem  ;)). Better to transport it without ink though! There is not much of ink wastage anyway.
- While working, I put the container in a box to stabilize it even further
- You can craft as many containers you want for various ink colours



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Reply #17 on: August 11, 2016, 02:00:30 AM
Very ingenious :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #18 on: August 11, 2016, 02:29:52 AM
Thank you Dennis - By the way, I am also very much interested in a pen and ink class!
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Reply #19 on: August 11, 2016, 04:36:29 AM
  :heeha: This is a great idea, Gita! I love the use of the funnel.  Right now I am just using a small container with a lid like you show here. It works great but I must use a lot of ink in the container to have a good dipping level. With your method, it would require a much small amount of ink! Brilliant! :yippee:
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Reply #20 on: August 11, 2016, 04:51:27 AM
Well done Gita! Very like the old ink bottles I used to have with a small well at the top of the neck.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

There are numerous lessons for Pen & Ink here:
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?board=88.0

Have fun, they are great!!!  :yippee:
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Reply #21 on: August 11, 2016, 03:18:54 PM
Val, I found the Bedford truck from Belize.  You sure did not have a shaky hand doing it.  Nice work.

I think people start to get shaky hand when doing repetitive exercises because they speed up without realizing it.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #22 on: August 11, 2016, 05:39:25 PM
I'm glad you didn't pick out the many bad spots Annie, there really are a lot, but well worth it as I learned a lot by the time I was done!  :tongue:
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Reply #23 on: August 11, 2016, 09:23:08 PM
Thanks Val for the link! :D
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Reply #24 on: August 12, 2016, 04:35:01 AM
I have forgotten it was a medium with a number of classes.  It had not been very active on the forum recently.

The introduction class answered my general questions.  No real need for a repeat lesson.
Cheers, Annie
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