Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Matchup #10: Sheaffer 300 Metallic Grey and Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-same

It’s dull and grey here this morning, so today’s Monday Matchup fits the bill! We’ve coupled the classical Sheaffer 300 in Metallic Grey fountain pen with Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-same fountain pen ink. These two were made for each other. This is a sturdy and reliable duo that is bound to dazzle and impress your peers.

Joe O., using the Kiri-same ink and some correction fluid, created the drawing below. He was inspired by a study done by his favorite portrait artist, Ann Gale.

You’ll also notice we’ve included some writing samples. We’ve decided to incorporate these with our Monday Matchups so you can get an idea of how the pen truly writes and operates with the ink. Alex used the Sheaffer 300 with Medium nib to create this written portion.

What do you think of this week’s matchup? What do you currently have matched? Let us know! Happy Monday, folks.


  1. Every week these Monday Matchups are incredible, fan of the writing sample inclusion as well.

  2. What Ink Nouveau needs is a series of online courses in drawing. Start off with real simple drawings that people can do at home with their fountain pens and then have a weekly challenge for people to draw a specific item using some technique with the best submitted drawing winning a free bottle of ink.

  3. Beautiful work by both Joe and Alex. What a great idea to incorporate a writing sample; the best of both worlds. Thanks. :-)

  4. Monday matchups are always very creative. Adding the writing sample was a good idea too. Interesting the Sheaffer looks more brownish than gray in the photo....is it just my monitor?

  5. This is so beautiful. My handwriting is acceptable but I cannot do a painting like that, not in a million years. I will be glad to learn some technique. So yes I'm definitely for a course.


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