drawing nib and ink pens
We make our Nib and Ink pens, also known as Dip pens, for drawing with a longer handle. This allows for a greater range and scale of gestures than smaller calligraphy pens. All of our pens come with a nib suitable for drawing. These pens are handcrafted using a variety of environmentally sustainable woods.
Refer below for further technical information.
We sell our range of pens, metalpoint tools and mahlsticks directly from this site. They are packaged securely and sent from Melbourne. Postage fees apply.
Just select and add to your shopping cart the size and style of nib and ink pen that would best suit your art practice.
Our pens, tools and mahlsticks are also available at St Luke Artist Colourmen in Collingwood VIC https://stlukeart.com
You can ask your local art materials store about Fisher Wells products too. If they don’t have our products in stock, ask them to contact our national distributor Langridge Artist Colours http://langridgecolours.com
drawing nib and ink pens – technical information
Dip pens are versatile and often overlooked drawing tools. They can be used with inks, dyes, pigmented inks, and even water based paints and oils with a bit of experimentation. We turn the pens with smooth wood shafts similar to paint brush handles so that they can be held anywhere along the handle and we make the slightly thicker and a bit longer so a greater sweep or stroke of mark can be made.
Lengths vary depending on the wood selected for each pen but are generally longer than a calligraphy pen. The finished product allows artists to vary their mark-making with angles of the hand, and grip, slight changes in pressure, and different strokes of the pen.
Fisher Wells create their pens by attaching a quality ink stainless steel nib into polished hand turned wooden shafts.
Sizes of the pens vary depending on the wood selected. Each pen is handcrafted. The wooden shaft is turned using a variety of environmentally sustainable woods.