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Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Matchup #43: Noodler’s Konrad Brush Pen Clear with J. Herbin Vert Empire


For the past several hundred-ish years, the classic tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk" has branched out through literature, movies, pop culture and more. Its roots are a bit of a tangled mess; it began appearing in books in the 18th century but was apparently shared around the fire eons earlier.

Here, Sarah from our Media Team brushes up on her fairytales with this timely interpretation of the famous beanstalk story. With her Noodler's Konrad Brush Pen Clear, Sarah is able to create the familiar winding and twisting stalk fancied by Jack and the Giant. The J. Herbin Vert Empire ink makes for some jolly green shading.

It all serves as a nice seasonal reminder. As we once again pluck dandelions and prune trees sitting among our dutifully manicured lawns, it could be worse. Much worse. We could be swinging an axe at some epically huge vegetation in what would look like a bizarre CrossFit ritual. Geez, that was one dark fairytale...

The Noodler's Konrad Brush Pen Clear is available on GouletPens.com for $20. J. Herbin Vert Empire is available in a 20ml bottle for $11 or as an  2ml ink sample for $1.25.















Write On,
The Goulet Pen Company Team








10 comments:

  1. Have you ever thought of auctioning (or raffling) off the Monday Matchup artwork for charity (or scholarships ala Newton Pens)?

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  2. I recall a Q&A where Brian was asked for a "dollar bill green". This might be a good candidate.

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  3. Hey xilebat! Great call... this would be the perfect ink. :)

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  4. Hey Eric! It's a great idea. We'll have to discuss it more. :)

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  5. Nice drawing. I like the J. Herbin ink but its Eclat De Saphir. I but for green I think Diamine Sherwood Forest is a _really_ nice darker green. The R & K Alt-Goldgrun is a nice light olive color and like the Diamine has wonderful shading and my new Konrad does wonders with it. Eric's Idea of an auction for charity is a really good idea. Kind of an 'alms for the poor'. (Brian will understand)

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  6. That was a nice job, Sarah, and I'll bet it was challenging. Or maybe not! :) What I'd really love is a video seeing the brush pen in action. I've often wondered what it's like to use. Like a watercolor brush? Stiffer? Does one have to use short quick strokes? Or long flowing ones? Is it intended for painting or calligraphy only? I've been curious about the brush pen, but hesitated on buying one because it's so different from a hard fountain pen nib. Thanks as always for a thoughtful Monday Match-up!

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  7. Hi Greg! Those are all beautiful inks. :) I did a Monday Matchup with the Alt-Goldgrun a few months ago and totally fell in love.

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  8. Hi Otter! A video on the brush pen would be a great idea! I know from my own experiments that it is quit different from a watercolor brush- you can be more precise in my opinion. You can do some pretty interesting writing with it as you can see from the pictures above. Glad you enjoyed this week's installment! :)

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  9. I too would like to see how a brush pen is used. It must be something between an ink pen and a fine paint brush. I can't visualize writing Palmer style cursive with it. The work I've seen on these Monday Matchups have been very impressive.

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  10. Sarah, this is so well done. The art is beautiful (as is the photography. The wonderful shading is outstanding). I love this. You really show what this ink is all about. A very unique color.

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