Monday, April 13, 2009

Nakaya Piccolo III - Photo!

So this morning I woke up to a fantastic post by SJM1123 in a recent thread on the FPN about Japanese lacquerware decoration. The post links to a wonderful database of techniques, including Chinkin, which is what I chose for my third Piccolo.

I was so inspired by the videos that I got the camera out and started snapping away. Here is a teaser from the shoot:

Nakaya Piccolo III
I couldn't find my remote cable release and I was all in despair over the lighting quality... but I think they turned out OK.


  1. How could you ever ink such a beauty?

  2. How could I not! This pen is incredibly tactile! Sometimes I can't put it down, so I just sit there at work and caress it while I think.

  3. Sounds like you are smitten. Careful or your other pens might get jealous and play all sorts of tricks to win you back. :)

  4. Wow, this one is an eye-popping treasure! I would feel trapped between inkophile's comment (just behold) and your own (gotta ink it).
    close ups, please!

  5. This is the most beautiful Chinkin Nakaya I've seen! Congratulations on it. Wow...makes me think of what I can sell to commission one myself.

  6. Hehe! I mis-read that as: "I think I'll sell myself to commission one."

    No offense intended, the words just made me laugh. ;)