Saturday, December 8, 2012

Write Time 12/5/12



To download a transcript of the chat that was going during this broadcast, click here

So I'm a couple of days late posting this video, but if you watch it at all you can see that I'm really sick (and Rachel just caught what I had), so I had to take some time off to recoup. Thanks for being so patient :)

This is a recording of our live Write Time at 9 broadcast that we did on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, where we talked about:

As always, thanks to everyone who joined us live for our 90th broadcast! We'll be back again next week for another Write Time broadcast!


Write On,
Brian Goulet

6 comments:

  1. I hope you guys are feeling better now!

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  2. We stayed home on Thursday to recover, and that helped. We're doing so much better now after a few days :)

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  3. Glad you're both better!

    A quick thought on the brush pens - certainly with painting brushes, if the quality is good, the size matters less than it might for a pen. The only real difference is in the amount of paint, or ink, that the brush holds, and the width of the widest stroke. A "medium" sized, but good quality brush will easily make both fine and "medium" lines, so I wonder how critical it is to get a fine, or a medium brush pen per se.

    (My only experience with brush pens is the Pentel pocket brush (one size of brush only!), although I know the above is true for watercolour brushes).

    I can definitely recommend brush pens for people who like an expressive line - they take a little getting used to, but they're great fun, and much more expressive than a fineliner or most nibs. I'm not sure how the Konrad would stand up to it, but lots of people advise refilling the Pentel pocket brush with Winsor & Newton india ink for a darker, truer black - I intend to try that once I've finished the cartridges.

    Anyway, a piston filled brush pen is very tempting - I'll see how the finances stand after the holidays, and hopefully be able to put in an order!

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  4. I haven't had a lot of time to play around with the brush pens yet, but I plan to do so soon. I don't think the size difference in the tips will be as noticeable as it would be on a fountain pen, but I'll have to try them out to see. In terms of using ink, I don't think true India ink (shellac based) is a good idea, that'll dry up the brush. But you could use an ink like Pelikan Fount India (made for fountain pens), or certainly pigmented ink like Sailor Nano or Platinum Carbon Black. Pigmented inks are made for brush pens!

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  5. Thanks Brian - I've just watched Nathan's video about the brush pens, and it looks like the "medium" has a flat, rather than pointed tip, so my thoughts on its fine line capabilities probably don't apply unless you take scissors to it :)

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  6. Yeah, the brush definitely looks fatter before you ink it up, but when I inked up both the fine and medium yesterday, I couldn't honestly tell a difference in how the two performed on paper. When wet, the tip 'points' instead of remaining flat like that...perhaps there's some technique I'm not familiar with, but for a lay man using a brush pen, I can't tell the difference.

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