I’m posting this on Friday April 1st, but I obviously intended to post it yesterday for Throwback Thursday. So, perhaps, the joke is on me.
I really enjoyed the movement and rhythm of writing with a flex pen after getting the Noodler's Ahab. Soon after, I was looking for more flexible fun so I decided to get the Pilot Falcon. I know both these aren't true flex pens but I think they are good instroductions without getting into vintage.
Pen: Pilot Falcon SF
Ink: Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo
Paper: Rhodia No. 16 Grid
I think I may be in love with this combination. The nib is nice and soft, I can get very nice line variation without much effort. I love how the lines look.
As for Yama-Budo - well, this is a popular colour for good reason. It's rich, deep and purple-y. The shading is fantastic. I love it. As usual the ink is well behaved.
Wine & berries.
I should add that in addition to shading, I've come to realize that Yama-Budo has some lovely sheen. So, all in all, Yama-Budo and the Pilot Falcon make a great combination. The soft nib from the Falcon really brings out the shading and sheen of Yama-Budo.