Sunday, January 20, 2008

Pen Report


I got a few new pens yesterday, both from the store and from my mail order. It was like Christmas for me again... On top of that, I finally finished the old sketch book and started a new one, and I couldn't wait to test my new pens. So here are the first pen report from me. It was scanned straight from the page at 300 dpi then reduced to 150 dpi, without any retouching. You can really see the difference and line quality between each pen.

The pens I used are: Martha Stewart Crafts 0.5mm fine tip writing pens in different colors; Sakura Pigma Micron 0.3mm in black (which I've been using all the time), Pilot Precise V5 extra fine, and Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.3mm in Black as well. I've had used the Hi-Tec-C while I was at school back in San Francisco and loved it so much, but I can't find it in store where I live now. Thanks to my very talented friend and an amazing artist Maura ... she posted about this pen on her blog "fragmented" (you have to check what Maura did with her orange pen... it's so fun!) and the online store JetPens.com where she got it. I ordered a whole box and it arrived within 2 days. Talked about fast service!

6 comments:

Kelly Medina said...

Great pen research! I picked up a Copic Multiliner SP 0.25, you can refill the ink and replace the nibs and I like that about it. I am very happy with the clean lines. But I might have to try the Pilot Hi-tec-C it looked like it really put out accurate lines. And I can never have enough writing utensils - I'm a junkie.

Adorable doodles, by the way :)

maura said...

ha! fun doodle! don'tcha just LOVE getting new pens?! thanks for the shout-out :) i LOVE those Pilot Hi-Tec-C pens - i think they're my new fave!

MiKa Art said...

I love testing new pens!! (And your drawings are so cute!) I gave you "you make my day" award. Have a great week, Flora! :-)

flora said...

Kelly, I've never heard of that one, but ow I have to try it!! :)

Maura: Yes... I have to say those Hi-Tec-C pens are my favorite too! :)

Mika, thanks for the You-Make-My-Day award... :D

Enrico said...

That's a great and fun information to know paapie. I myself is partial to the pigma micron 0.3 black, I find that the ink transfers well on drafting film. :)

RyanLoghry said...

Your head must topple over from time to time, under the weight of all that creativity. Awesome characters, so much detail... and now I want a new pen...