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I have to share with you my (re) discovery of the old fashioned fountain pen in my painting. I have used this pen in conjunction with FW Ink, a water-based ink and have had the greatest time getting neat writing and line work. The ink comes in many colours including gold, and of course pen nibs come in all sorts of varieties. Fine, bold, broad, left-handed etc. I wouldn't be using ink on a painting but the FW Ink is a waterbased medium that does dry fast and firm - no bleeding. This would be a wonderful tool for those of you needing something more cost effective for pen and wash techniques. A simple quill pen and FW Ink will save you heaps on felt tip pens!