i just love sketching with the water soluble pens!
i went to GOULET PENS to get my first ever Lamy Safari with a broad black nib. i got about 10 samples of different colors of ink, a DIY hypodermic refill contraption, and a cartridge converter. I highly recommend the hypodermic needle if you've ever fantasized about telling someone to drop their drawers and bend over to get their medicine. extracting the ink from the little tubes and inserting it into the cartridges is an extremely excellent way to spend time on a sunday morning.
in venice i picked up the pelikan pen and some extra cartridges for super cheap. today i popped out the cartridge and easily refilled it with terra di sienna ink. the ink samples are very generous and will easily fill up 2 cartridges. a great inexpensive way to try out lots of ink before paying the big bucks for a bottle. i have plenty of luscious jewel-toned inks i can't wait to sketch with!
the varsity pens are disposable but when they run out of ink i plan to figure out how to refill them too.
hope you are putting a fine polish on your sunday in your part of the world. i'll just be here. playing doctor with my pens.