After watching Marc Taro Holms’ Craftsy class, I decided to get some better drawing nibs for my sketching at Fort Nisqually. I draw with dip pens there because the fountain pen was not yet in use in our time period.
I ordered 3 different nibs from Jet Pens. The Zen Comic G came 10 to a pack. In the Craftsy drawing class I’m watching now, the instructor says a nib is good only for one drawing. Really? I can’t image that a few lines on a 5×7 page are going to wear out the nib. But I’ve got 10 nibs just in case. They are on the right and a single one is on the right, next to the case.
The Brause Blue Pumpkin is the large nib on the left. I ordered three. In the middle is the Brause 66 extra fine. I also ordered three.
At left is how the loose nibs came: each one was pressed into a single packing peanut. I thought that was a brilliant method!
I tested them on the same paper I use at the Fort. I smudged the extra fine (rooster head on middle right).
I think I like the line quality and performance of the Zen the best. I’ll have all 3 in my kit, though.