[Sold] Forbidden Love hand-painted fountain pen


Brandon (@brandlee_art on Instagram) hand-painted pens are fascinating on so many levels. Let me quote from a video Brandon made of this pen: Forbidden Love shows a girl who is happy to be in the company of a (gorgeous) dragon. The dragon has wings and is therefore not a typical Asian dragon (as they don’t have wings), and we can therefore assume is foreign. The dragon can symbolise a range of things, from partners to careers to tastes in music, and the list goes on. In this scene they are enjoying one another’s company under the night sky, which is lit with lanterns, and the dragon’s tail is curled around her at the base of the pen.

However as we go up the stairs, there is always that one person who does not approve of her choices. So here is Mr Angry, bathed in jealousy, getting ready with his dragon-slaying blade, to try to put an end to things or to try to prevent things from happening. The blood moon above symbolises the end of times. So he is going to try to put an end to things. But this is not your typical girly-girl. She does have a sword. And she knows how to fend for herself.

Brandon went on to say, We as artists know how difficult it can be. People not approving of what we are doing and trying to do their best to discourage us from having art as a career. “Creating art is not a real job.” How many times have I heard that line! So we constantly have to fend for ourselves and to protect what we believe in.

This pen was made by us at Stanford Pen Studio, illustrated by Brandon in graphite and acrylic paint then coated in a clear resin by ourselves and given its final shape, polished, and buffed. We have added a deep blue grip section, as well as a bronze section ring, bronze cap band and our logo medallion (in bronze) embedded in the cap finial.

One thing we ought to emphasise is that each of our hand-painted fountain pens is a 1/1 original work of art. No-one else will ever own an identical pen.


Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad at the check-out.

The Jabulani model


This is a gently curvaceous model, with a relatively wide girth of 16 mm (0,6″) narrowing to a 10,5 mm (0,4″)  grip section. It has our logo on the finial, and the finial is ever-so-slightly rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s elegance.


  mm inches
Total length (closed)  148 5,8 
Length (pen only no cap) 136  5,3 
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16  0,6 
Width of section at narrowest point 10,5  0,4 
Section length 25  10 
Cap thread 14  0,5 

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.

More information on this model is available here.