LAMY Safari Dark Lilac and LAMY Dark Lilac ink: Monday Matchup #185

An illustration of a lighthouse with a quote by Leonard Cohen made using a Lamy Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen and Lamy Safari Dark Lilac ink.

**WINNER: Congrats to Robin T. (Entered on Facebook). Check back next week for another awesome Monday Matchup Giveaway**

Hey fountain pen friends, Sarah here! I am so excited to be the artist for this weeks Monday Matchup because it involves the beautiful discontinued Lamy Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen and ink. The mysterious and moody ink has a gorgeous gold sheen, and as you all probably know by now, I love any chance to use Lamy pens.

The dark ink reminded me of stormy skies and the inspiration of a lighthouse in the middle of a raging sea came to mind. I typically water down ink with brush pens and use a lot of shading, but this week I wanted to go back to the bare bones of sketching and only rely on the pen.

First, I printed out a circle and placed my Rhodia paper over it to use as a tracing template. There’s no way I could draw a perfect circle and I didn’t have circular objects around me to trace. I used a pencil to lightly trace the circle and used that as a base for my drawing. Then I used cross hatching and fine lines to show off the fine nib. The Lamy Dark Lilac ink was beautifully dark, but the purple still showed through with hints of gold sheen. It’s a shame this isn’t available all the time, I’d definitely check out Nemosine Alpha Centauri or De Atramentis Aubergine if you’re looking for a muted purple color.

This Lamy combo would be great for anything! I’m a broken record now, but you can’t go wrong with a Lamy. The matte editions are especially worth checking out, as I love the feeling of the extra gripping texture on the pen. I wouldn’t change a thing about this matchup, except for bringing back the Lamy Dark Lilac ink if I could!

An illustration of a lighthouse with a quote by Leonard Cohen made using a Lamy Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen and Lamy Safari Dark Lilac ink.

An illustration of a lighthouse with a quote by Leonard Cohen made using a Lamy Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen and Lamy Safari Dark Lilac ink.

An illustration of a lighthouse with a quote by Leonard Cohen made using a Lamy Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen and Lamy Safari Dark Lilac ink.

An illustration of a lighthouse with a quote by Leonard Cohen made using a Lamy Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen and Lamy Safari Dark Lilac ink.

An illustration of a lighthouse with a quote by Leonard Cohen made using a Lamy Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen and Lamy Safari Dark Lilac ink.

The LAMY Safari Dark Lilac and LAMY Dark Lilac ink are no longer available, so be sure to enter for your chance to win!

You could win this pen and ink! In an effort to make entering Monday Matchup a little easier, we’ve done away with the Rafflecopter widget and will be randomly selecting a winner from a randomly chosen platform each week. The entries methods will still be the same: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a blog comment, but you’ll no longer have to complete your entry through Rafflecopter.

How to enter Monday Matchup Giveaway:

  • Match a pen and ink together. They don’t have to match in color, any fountain pen, and ink works.
  • You can choose to enter only one way or submit up to 4 different entries if you’d like. Feel free to use the same picture for all 4 entries.
  • Here’s how to enter:

The contest is open Monday, June 11, 2018, at 12 pm EDT until Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 12 pm EDT. One winner will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow once the contest closes. The winner must live in a country that Goulet Pens currently ships to. Click here to see the Official Contest Rules.

Write On,
Sarah

2018-06-12T11:04:26+00:00June 11th, 2018|Monday Matchup|0 Comments