Inkblots -  Artwork by Elaine Asplind Russell
Distinctive Quill Dip Pen and Ink Drawings
As a Quill Dip Pen artist,I use an extremely delicate metal nib (pen point) which is inserted into a holder then dipped into a container of Archival,waterproof ink.The difference being as times changed,there is now an actual pen nib called a "Quill" rather than using the original name derived from the feather of a large bird. That type of point is what I prefer to use in my drawings . I interchange my metal nibs as  need be in its holder. There are different nibs and widths to choose from. My preferance being the" Quill"point,since it allows most for the delicate lines which I prefer. At times,I will interchange my nibs depending on the effect I choose to have. Anyway,the process involves a lot of delicate hand control and precision.Needless to say, one swoop of the wrong amount of ink can most likely ruin month's work! So, that being said,it truely is a labor of love...I hope you can indeed see that in my work!