The Lunchtime Adventures of the Sailor 1911 Large with an Extra Fine Nib and the Sailor 1911 Large with a Medium Nib

5 April 2018

The apartment has been without gas for over a month. I haven’t been able to cook, so an awful lot of take-out and delivery food is what has been eaten. Occasionally there’s a chance for an adventure by eating a meal at a restaurant. This afternoon I had one of those adventures, and I took my two Sailor fountain pens with me.

I didn’t want to go far, so I went to the Metro Diner a couple of blocks up and had an arugula salad with some balsamic, and a coffee.

I decided to start the exciting adventure with the medium nib in the Stillman and Birn Alpha Series 4 X 6 hardcover sketchbook, looking straight ahead to the booths in front of me.


The closest group of people left, so I did another quick sketch in the same direction with the extra fine nib in the 4 X 3 Pentalic Traveler Pocket Sketchbook.


I didn’t manage to capture the interesting way this woman was holding her fork, medium nib, S&B 4 X 6:


A woman directly in front of me looking at the menu, this was tricky because it was so difficult to be discreet while I was sketching under the table and trying not to look obvious. Extra fine nib, Pentalic 4 X 3:


Here are the pens with their respective sketches in a group shot!


The ink used is Platinum Carbon Black.

Thank you so much for visiting!

See you later!!


2 thoughts on “The Lunchtime Adventures of the Sailor 1911 Large with an Extra Fine Nib and the Sailor 1911 Large with a Medium Nib

  1. I love seeing your sketches. They’re so quick and easy. I’ve been inspired to start carrying a sketch journal & pens. So far, I’ve
    A) given away 2 basic Jinhaos
    B) written 3 poems (one good, 2 meh)
    C) discovered I can’t draw bicycles – yet
    D) decided that I need to go to more interesting places. Like to the next small town.

    We’re visiting Disneyland next week, just Philip and I. Since I am still only minorly functional, I’ll be in a wheelchair (for too much) part-time, so we’re taking it all slowly. We’ve spent enough time there that rides aren’t all-important, so the sketch journal will be out. If there’s anything passable, I’ll show you.



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    1. Thank you so much, Lea! I’m so happy that you are carrying sketching supplies with you and that you are making creativity a part of your life! Have a great time at Disneyland and continue to take it slowly. Keep those sketching supplies accessible! Sometimes even the most mundane and uninteresting things and places can be a source of creative inspiration and exploration. I cannot draw bicycles either, nor can I draw cars, or people, or toothbrushes, or a stack of dirty dishes, but I keep plugging away at it! Please definitely share your art! I would love to see what you are doing! Thank you so much for your touching comment! I am looking very much forward to hearing from you again!




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