Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Trapper Keeper Doodle Drawing
Part of the excitement is that I bought a new rapidograph. I have had a love affair with these amazing technical pens since I first discovered them when I was 8 or 9 years old. A hebrew school friend of my older brother used them and I could not believer the clarity of line he got with them. Back then I could never keep my pens, the original koh-i-nor clean or stop them from getting clogged, and then the amazing Rotring came out with it's fancy no-clog ink cartridges! Huzzah. I bought my new one last week after visiting Pearl on Canal and a place on Court Street with no luck. The guy behind the counter at WC Art & Graphic Supply on Jay Street, across from the City Tech building, said that rapidographs area dying breed, and are now collector's items. Might have to start buying up a supply for the future. I prefer .25 since anything smaller really does clog too much and the nib is too fragile, and anything else is too thick for my preference. All I could get was a .30 this time. Might have to hit ebay or something.