Joined: 22 Oct 1999
Location: Helsinki, Finland
|Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:16 pm
|So I got the book "Techniques of interior design rendering and presentation" by Sid DelMar Leach, which appears to be a highly practical, if also very rigid book on effective environment illustration from the 70's. The author in a few places praises something he refers to as a "plunger-actuated felt-tipped pen" or a "variable ink-supply plunger type pen. Basically it appears to be akin to regular art markers, except the supply of ink to the tip of the pen is reguiated by the pressure applied when pressing the pen against the drawing surface. Rather like paint markers work, I suppose, but judging by the example images in the book using ink more like art markers. The pen is said to be refillable and can be fitted with a number of drawing points, from bullet point to broad chisel tips. The author doesn't give any brand or model names, giving the impression that it's a common type of pen to be found in many places. I can't seem to find anything like this, though, which makes me wonder if perhaps they died with bell-bottom pants and minivogue hairdos...
So anyway, if any of you read all this and think they've seen the mythical tool I'm trying to describe, I'd appreciate pointers as to brands, models, places to buy...