For those who like to play with paint as a change of milling…
For some time I am searching for a way to use paint instead of pen or pencil. Airbrush was an option but the control of an airbrush isn’t easy. I happened to visit the site of Mike Lyon and he had the solution already: the Paasche Flow Pencil. It’s used for decoration of pastries. It has a tensioned plunger and so does not need air.
I made a simple adjustable lever to open and close the nozzle as rising the Z-axes. The pen is made for creamy stuff so I use acryl paint out of the bottle.
I am very happy with the result. The paint-cup is quite small but these examples are 37 x 56 cm (14.57 x 9.84 inch) and used at most one-third of the content.
It’s not easy to make a (for me) usable drawing, but with some software-help from @Omri I can develop that. And maybe I am going to use air and a brush some time, but we’ll see.
Links to some video’s of the making: