Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Matchup #29: Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex Midas Pearl with Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun

Fairytales can come true on the page in front of you with the right fountain pen and ink tandem.
Madigan, a member of our customer care team, found some inspiration for her frog prince in a book of classic fairytales that's been handed down through generations of her family. She also found a muse in the regal pen and ink pairing: Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex - Midas Pearl and Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun.

The Nib Creaper Flex - Midas Pearl is Noodler's Standard Flex Pen and the company's first fountain pen. Featuring a slim and compact design, it comes with a steel flexible #2 nib and a twist piston mechanism. The striking gold accents are fitting for the pen's mythological namesake, giving it the right look for writing everything from royal decrees -- the kind that triumphant trumpet blasts precede -- to everyday journal entries.

The Rohrer & Klingler Alt-Goldgrun ink, also known as Old Golden Green, provides a range of color with the help of the flex nib. Madigan was able to bring out lush greens when shading the lily pad and create subtle golden undertones throughout the illustration.

Madigan noted the similarities of her family's treasured collection of fairytales and the Alt-Goldgrun ink. On the surface, both are straightforward and simple. But once you probe a little deeper and ponder a little longer, you're presented with great complexity of character.

The Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex - Midas Pearl is available for $14, and a 50ml bottle of the Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun ink costs $12.

Write On,
Team Goulet


  1. Vinícius CordeiroJanuary 5, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    All hail the hypnotoad!

  2. I've heard people call Alt-Goldgrun ugly, but I can't understand hiow anyone could see these gold tones and still think that. I think it is the most beautiful green there is.

  3. Great drawing, Madigan, and I especially love the quote! The Noodler's Nib Creaper and R&K Alt Goldgrun were early purchases of mine from Goulet, and I love them both. Nice job on showcasing that flex nib!

  4. Beautiful! Madigan is quite the artist! And I've never seen/heard of that ink before (fault: mine) and found that to be a really striking and beautiful color. Look at the shading that a flex pen can get from that ink! I must agree with the previous fellow: Nice job on showcasing that flex nib. :-) I'm more than a little jealous of Madigan's talent!

  5. Alt-Goldgrüüüün! Option+u then u on a Mac with a new world keyboard;)

  6. Madigan, just lovely! The artwork is great and it is wonderful to see what someone can do with a flex pen. I had looked at this ink briefly, but never thought it would be this wonderful. Thanks so much.

  7. For watercolorists/pigment nerds, this looks very much like Azo Green/Rich Green Gold, PY129. It's a stunning color.

  8. One of my favorite inks - use it in my Ahab Apache Tortoise and Pilot Parallel 3.8 (green) - a gorgeous color with great shading. Wish I could draw like you, Madigan - what skill/talent you have!

  9. Always great to hear what everyone is doing! My New Year's Resolution has been to learn Kanji! Yup, a new unique challenge combining the fun of using fountain pens and the discipline of improving my memory. With 214 Kanji Radicals that have specific stroke order; needless to say, it's been really interesting and challenging writing even just words and numbers that we do every day of the week in English. The Ogiva Alba Italics I got from you are being put to good use. I've gotten comments ranging from "why would you ever do such a thing" to "that is great when people take the time to learn a new language." I also get the endless enjoyment of being corrected constantly :)


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