View Full Version : What if an ink came to life?

November 14th, 2013, 11:25 PM
I've recently become a fountain pen and ink fan, and I had a little fun imagining what it would be like if my Noodler's Dragon's Napalm ink came to life:


To get the ink drop up close I used a 100 mm macro lens for some of the shots. Tricky to shoot video with a moving subject and shallow depth of field. All of this is live action - no CG or animation is used.

I hope the purists don't object - some science tricks were used to add...unusual character to the ink for this clip.

I like mango pudding
November 14th, 2013, 11:28 PM
nice vid!!!

November 14th, 2013, 11:39 PM
Very entertaining.

November 15th, 2013, 12:34 AM

November 15th, 2013, 12:36 AM
Good eye :) Thanks for checking it out!

November 15th, 2013, 06:25 AM
um, awesome.

very creative and great execution- thank you!

Sailor Kenshin
November 15th, 2013, 08:10 AM
Cute 'n' clever: unbeatable combo! And I actually liked the music!

November 15th, 2013, 08:47 AM
That was very enjoyable!:clap2:

November 15th, 2013, 12:08 PM
Thanks, Jeph. Very cool to know that the little ink dragon has visited Germany! Judging by the Franconian coat of arms, he would be right at home :)

November 15th, 2013, 12:13 PM
Yes indeed, very well done! Bravo, pił grandioso!

November 15th, 2013, 01:29 PM
Awesome! :)

November 15th, 2013, 02:57 PM
Wonderful! Very well done and highly enjoyable! :)

Tracy Lee
November 15th, 2013, 03:42 PM
I loved this! Thank you for making it.:)

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November 15th, 2013, 05:25 PM
I love it! (And I like the music, reminds me of the Scottish pipe music I grew up with.)

November 15th, 2013, 07:02 PM
Cool! I love this ink, and the video is awesome.

Tony Rex
November 15th, 2013, 07:31 PM
LOL. Dragons ain't my thing, but your great efforts is. The result is stunning.

Thanks for sharing!

cees achterberg
December 22nd, 2013, 09:31 AM

December 22nd, 2013, 05:31 PM
That is very good. Loved the music too. I was disappointed when it ended.

December 22nd, 2013, 08:57 PM
Super creative!

That was really really cool... thank you for sharing it with us.

June 19th, 2014, 06:27 PM

An update on my entry in the 2013 Noodler's ink contest: The ink dragon video ended up winning a prize, and as a thank you for the support, I'll be sending a pen to FPGeeks for a giveaway, TBD:




June 19th, 2014, 07:43 PM
Dood! not sure how i missed the original vid but that was awesome.

June 19th, 2014, 08:49 PM
Super cool!

Tsuki yo
June 20th, 2014, 04:02 PM
InkFan, I watched your FPGeeks giveaway vid. My goodness dude, that is some serious pen generosity on your part. And while I very much intend on entering when Dan gets ahold of the pen for giveaway, I am so super happy to know that it's first going to sbrebrown so that everyone will get to have a look.

You sir, have humbled me with your serious penvangelism.

July 19th, 2014, 11:35 PM
Congrats Alex. That video is amazing!!

Tsuki yo
July 20th, 2014, 07:30 AM
Anyone who's interested should head to Sbrebrown's Youtube channel. The review is up!

November 18th, 2014, 09:39 AM
More than a year late and a dollar short, but that was very enjoyable.

November 18th, 2014, 01:16 PM
Whoa. I missed this all this time. Just very fun!!!

November 19th, 2014, 04:32 AM
Whoa. I missed this all this time. Just very fun!!!
Wow. Me too.

Inner Prop
November 19th, 2014, 09:37 AM
Yowza! Love the video, but why is the ink frightened? Isn't it from the heart of the dragon? Is it afraid of the drop or of failing to metamorphosize correctly?

I've been thinking about writing a short story about possessed ink. I love the term, "Inkantation." May I use that?