Today’s beautiful Monday Matchup is done soup-to-nuts by our talented photographer Sarah! It features the ever-popular Lamy Al-Star in Purple, which began years ago as a special edition color that Lamy then brought back as a regular addition to the Al-Star lineup. On the Al-Star (just like all Lamy pens except the 2000) the nibs are swappable, so we decided to put a broad nib on this one to really show off the shading of the Private Reserve Arabian Rose.

The dress that Sarah drew was something she saw in her mind’s eye after the some flower petals fell from a bouquet in her office. She was about to throw the petals out until she noticed that the spots on them closely matched the Arabian Rose! The shape and flow of the petals inspired this dress design, and she echoed the spots from the petals into the dress.

As an artist Sarah really likes Private Reserve inks, especially because it’s a saturated ink that builds upon itself well, with high shading. Arabian Rose is a great shader, and she enjoyed working with it for this matchup.

The Purple Lamy Al-Star can be found for $37.60 at GouletPens.com. Private Reserve Arabian Rose comes in a 66ml bottle for $11 and a 2ml ink sample for $1.25.

Write On,
Brian Goulet