Copperplate & New Ink

Playing with my new Ziller Inks tonight for a bit of Copperplate practice… rebelling from our strict studio italic and roundhand styles this evening with some flourishing pastels!

On my first try I love these inks, they have an easy and consistent flow from the nib and have an impressive opacity on black paper with no offsetting.  Lightfast, pH balanced and waterproof.

I usually use a gouache mix for both colour and black due to my previous Higgins inks getting thick and glouppy, but these Zillers are going to be my new “go to” writing inks.

Toys… Ahem… Tools!

Look what arrived today!

Figma artist mannequins.

My 4 year old nephew is now utterly convinced I’m about 12 yrs old.  To be honest he was pretty sure I was way before he spotted my “superhero action figures”.
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