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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2017, 09:20:56 AM »

Zebra Maru A (Hard) on minimal grain paper trying to indicate light on the body. Some lines are with Hunt 100.
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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2017, 03:50:56 PM »
I have vintage ''Hunt 100'' now and the downside compared to my crow quills is the weaker ink flow.
Otherwise Hunt 100 is more fine, soft and I like it very much for drawing.
This is a pretty small mix of all 3 nibs on very smooth thin paper which evens out the three nibs: vtg Hunt 100, Esterbrook 62 and Zebra Maru A:

In this drawing I display a way to hold a nibholder allowing for optimal ink flow while having a comfortable grip and moderately sure lines (Edit: The nip is flipped; Pushing motions ''pull'' the nib):
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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 12:09:24 PM »
I use Vintage Hunt 100 in the way explained in the last picture. DIN A4 rather smooth plain paper (red filled areas with Presbitero 500 EF):
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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2017, 11:38:06 AM »
Unlucky Luke, vintage Hunt 100
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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2017, 11:27:28 AM »
A4 Vintage Hunt 100:

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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 09:12:13 AM »
A4: Vintage Hunt 100, Zebra Maru A, Esterbrook #62 (at the bottom of the page you find hairlines of all three showing Hunt 100 being the finest, Zebra in between and Esterbrook boldest. Zebra is the stiffest, Esterbrook in between and Hunt the softest):
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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2017, 02:03:00 PM »
A5: V. Hunt 100, Presbitero 500 EF (foreground & background)

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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2017, 10:12:20 AM »
A5: The tip (Vintage Hunt 100) caught the paper again before this drawing. The tines are minimally uneven now and I fail to fix their position. The result is it being more difficult to draw a line now. It is still a good nib:

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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2017, 06:03:17 AM »
A5: Vintage Hunt 100's tines are almost like new now after bending once again (3rd picture has Zebra Maru and Esterbrook added):
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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2017, 01:54:02 PM »
A4: 2B graphite sketch. Background is an old, never cleaned small brush on the right and Presbitero 500 EF on the left (I need to make a handle for Presbitero which allows a more flat angle to the paper. The strokes will be more smooth and even broader. Second image= V. Hunt 100's tip seems dull now (compare to hairlines on the left from my other nibs), Fourth image= the nib regularly refuses to make a line now. Changing the angle helps, Fifth image = same nib, same ink and it magically works better than yesterday, Seventh image = the tip snagged, I bended the nib again; fine lines are still possible:
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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2018, 04:51:13 AM »
Barely any nibs (except the very fine lines: Esterbrook 354 and Vtg. Hunt 100 held flatly to the surface (I use a steep angle desk to achieve more steep nib angle)):
I used an old brush with Koh-I-Noor drawing ink (Read my description of my ink: 1 litre bottle from which I decant into a broad opening dipping glass (I dilluted the ink in the sample images twice some time ago because of ink flowing issues but I think I get rid of that habit in the future and compensate by holding the nib at a more steep angle)) . I scanned this at 200 dpi (the first image is almost the original dark/bright value; second is slightly darkened). Usually I would want to achieve higher contrast for bright and dark. I used HB (medium soft and opaque) and 8B (very soft and opaque) graphite. 8B is hardly erasable in comparison and the ink ''sits'' on it more. Edit: Third image has red fountain pen ink and some Polychromos. Black ink can sit ontop of both well.
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Re: Drawing with nib
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2018, 02:26:41 PM »
Vintage Hunt 100:
http://www.bilder-upload.eu/upload/0d2301-1516216421.jpg

Does somebody have a Hiro Brandauer 518 Lithographic nib?