.~~°  Glass Dip Pen Drawing ° ~~. (& grinding my own ink)

.~~° Glass Dip Pen Drawing ° ~~. (& grinding my own ink)


A long and glorious and time honored
tradition passed down from generation to generation over thousands of years. The secrets of making ink by hand here
ground from an ink block on a grinding stone traditions, which I totally disregarded
and didn’t research at all. The zinc block was gifted to me and
the and the grinding stone as well. And so I just took it and
I dribbled some, you know, like a little dribble of water
onto the stone and took to it with, with moderate gusto and
started grinding away. And to my delight and surprise
and a little bit of satisfaction, I realized I was making my own ink. Well, I mean I guess I didn’t really make all
of it cause I didn’t make the ink block. Maybe I’ll figure out how to do that next. I need to become some sort of ink
scientist I suppose. But I made some ink and I put it in a little, a little glass chalice. And then I used a glass dip pen, which I, well it was also gifted to me and
I had also never used this before, so it was like two things I’d never used
before and I just started going at it, started drawing and it was a lot of
fun. It was great. It was perfect. I do admit, however, that it might
have gone a little bit better. Uh, if I had done a little bit of research
or if I had even watched like a little YouTube video, like how to grind
her own ink or something, you know, just a cursory glance at how to do this
instead of diving right into it on my own. Something about, you
know, how to, you know, the ratios of how much water to
use here, there, how much grinding, the grinding motion, uh, this or that.
Um, cause it was a little bit hard, you know, sometimes it was a
little too pasty and gooey. Sometimes it’s a little too watery,
kind of like mixing cement or something. You gotta get it just right. Uh, so
that your whole house doesn’t collapse. And I wasn’t really concerned
with my drawing. Um, you know, caving in on itself or anything.
But, uh, you do kind of have, have to have it flowing
just right so that your, so that your dip pen works good and
the ink flows off of it. Well. And um, I was running into some
problems a little bit, uh, here and there from time to time. So, uh, after some brief frustrations at for
like half an hour or 45 minutes or so. I don’t, I don’t remember
how long it was. I, well, uh, I give up in a, in a brief fit of resignation and
switched over to Higgins, some sort of, what was it called?
Higgens, fountain pen, India ink. And uh, so I just used that
and said, and it worked great. So I still had a great time using this
glass dip pen and I think I want to get more of those dip pens.
It was very satisfying. Uh, just the feeling of the glass tip gliding
and going over the paper and sometimes it made this really like with
the wood surface under the paper. It made this cool scraping
and scratching noise. And if I was doing like little dots,
it would make a nice thumping. Um, you know, in the back of my mind I was
afraid of it, you know, like shattering. If I put it down too hard or if
I stippled too hard, you know. But thankfully my pen never shattered. I had never been afraid of
my pen shattering before. Um, but thankfully my pen didn’t shatter
and this was a lot of fun. You know, the only downside to a dip pen is that
you do have to go back and dip every now and then. Um, but it wasn’t,
um, it wasn’t like a, it didn’t, it didn’t really hamper
my workflow at all. And so I would, I would do it again. I would, and I really don’t know what the
best kind of ink to do this with is. I’ll probably try it with even a
different type of ink in the future. Um, I might, I will try making my
own ink again in the future. Maybe I’ll watch some tutorials, read a little blog post on howto.com or something, you know, there’s like a million of those. Um,
or maybe I’ll just keep experimenting. You know, it’s, it was kind of a
therapeutic, just grinding away, grind, grind it, made it,
made it satisfying noises, satisfying feelings against
the grindstone, the ink,
my, my fingers, you know, it got a little bit messy. You feel
like you’re really getting into it. And then you started the
drawing with, you know, ink that you had already, like
personally invested in. You know, there’s a little bit of, you know, your drawing was partly ink
and partly elbow grease. So that was pretty cool to me. Um, yeah, so I think I turned out pretty cool. The, I would recommend the glass dip pens
to anyone. They’re not that expensive. Well it depends on, you probably
could get expensive ones. You know, if you’ve got like one custom made with
like gold flakes in it or something, you can, one thing I’ve learned
is that you can always buy, you can always spend more money if you
want to. And you can probably spend, always spend less money if
you want to. So, uh, you know, if you want to buy something more expensive, you could, but there’s always a cheaper version.
Unless you buy the cheapest version, then there’s not a cheaper version.
The cheapest version is to not buy it, I suppose. But then you don’t have it, you can borrow it. Maybe that’s the
cheapest version if a friend has it. And we’re not going to talk about
stealing cause that’s bad and wrong. Don’t steal, borrow and yes. Okay. All right, good. Um, but
it was fine and sometimes the, one of the funner parts of this was, I don’t know if you can see
this in the video, um, but, um, sometimes I would dip it and I wouldn’t
like scrape the pen against the rim of the thing I was dipping it in and uh, there’ll be like a little drop of ink
that would gather and then it would, the drop of ink would plop onto the
paper usually right where I wanted it to. And so I’d have like a big
dark area of ink there on the paper that I would work with
and spread around a little bit and this helped me to make some big dark
splotches there that I liked, that I might not have like worked in
otherwise. Anyways, I liked it. Uh, anyways, thanks for
watching everyone and, uh, this is the part where I say goodbye. Goodbye.

100 thoughts on “.~~° Glass Dip Pen Drawing ° ~~. (& grinding my own ink)

  1. The Art's name is — Chaos, brought to you by a pyramid, and his sidekick -cyclope cloud with his friends cyclope clouds, featuring snoopdogg.

  2. it’s been 3-almost 4- years of me watching this video and i still don’t know 2 things:

    1. why peter sounds like he’s about to cry 🤔
    2. what in the hecc he’s drawing ✍🏻

  3. Love the drawing, love the running commentary. The drawing looks to me like Mother Nature bursting and winning over the city. Well done!

  4. In a very calm voice….

    Me: I see eyes
    few seconds later
    Me: I see flames
    another seconds passed
    Me: I see buildings
    Me trying to think……
    huh??! is this abstract!
    I can't understand

    No hate I love the way you draw….

  5. That kind of ground ink doesn't work well with dip pens because of its low viscosity. It works best with brushes. It can be hard to get a true, deep black like a standard drawing/writing ink. You can get great grey tones though.

  6. Most of the comments are about his drawing…
    And here it's me who came only to see his glass pen cause I like it alot 😆😆😆

  7. Dovrebbero mettere il discorso a ripetizione infinita in quelle fottute stanze e anche in tv per ricordarlo a tutti!!!!!!Bravissima e avanti 1000 anni…

  8. kinda looks like paper, books, paintings, binders, a roll or rolls of paper being burned next to a tree that began burning from the top, or was ignited with dynamite from top and under

  9. 나: 이제 숙제해야징~
    유튜브: 유리로 만든 붓으로 그림 그린다는데 볼래?
    나: 우왕 이것만 봐야징~

  10. Wth is he drawing it looked like a lion then it looked like monster now it looks like trash and then it looks like a magic thing

  11. I've made my own pens of quills and bamboo, and also tested every traditional writing instrument.
    I can't believe I never tried a glass pen!
    I ordered one yesterday, after looking at your great videos about glass pens!

  12. 🅤 🅢🅐🅘🅓 🅖🅞🅞🅓🅑🅨🅔 🅡🅘🅖🅗🅣 🅦🅗🅔🅝 🅣🅗🅔 🅐🅓🅓 🅟🅞🅟🅟🅔🅓 🅤🅟!!!

  13. My anxiety throughout the entire video: wonder what he's gonna draw
    Him: I gave up and used a different ink
    Anxiety: ok but what r u drawing?
    *Video nearing the end*
    Anxiety: maybe he'll reveal it at the end
    Him: I got some nice dark blotches in there
    Anxiety: Ok but.. WHAT ARE YOU DRAWING???
    Him: this is the time where I say bye
    Anxiety: NO THIS IS THE TIME WHERE YOU TELL US WHAT YOU DREW!!!
    Him: bye
    Anxiety: 💣💥

  14. My 2 yr old son was watching your video and he kept on saying 'picture, picture. ' so I looked and you were drawing. Lol great video 💙🐝💙

  15. Damn dude I see a lion with many eyes that is biting on something, at first I thought it was a branch of tree, then it became a ball of fire and smoke coming from its mouth. Not to forget those other crazy things going on. That's some skill!

  16. This is like one of those AI generated images where everything looks familiar but none of the image is actually a real object

  17. These pieces, even if when just "doodling" , are absolutely insane. So vague. It almost looks like something, yet I can't quite put my finger on it.

    Also happy to see, what seems like, a sudden influx of new people in the comments. Much deserved!

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