Sketching with the Pilot Custom 823 Fine and the Sailor 1911 Large Zoom Nib

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The very large ink capacity of the 823 plus the transparency of the barrel makes the Custom 823 a great tool for sketching. I have the fine nib which is really close to an extra fine. The nib glides smoothly across the paper for a consistent line. These sketches were done extremely quickly because on a local train, people get off and come on at every frequent stop.

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I began drawing with the Sailor Zoom nib, which works kind of like a fude, but not as drastic, I get the fine lines with the nib inverted, and varying degrees of line width depending upon the writing angle of the nib when not inverted.

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The zoom nib is fantastic for all of its variation in line. The 823 is a beautiful pen with a large, smooth nib and the barrel has enough ink capacity to drown a horse. Not to mention the super fun vacuum filling system.

Thank you so much for visiting!!

See you later!!!

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