17 Oct 2013

a look at some of my favourite pens...


I've loads of different pens, but there are some that I use a lot.  They include these

the V5



the Uni-ball eye



and occasionally, when I need a brown/sepia look I use this Faber-Castell PITT pen




but how do they perform, bearing in mind that I add watercolours sometimes.  Getting a pen that doesn't Run Everywhere is essential. 

That can also work in my favour though, like sketching William, the ink runs perfectly in the V5.  Here's a little chart....



and my notes here on how I found them









22 comments:

  1. that´s helpful! Thank you! I really adore your index cards Ann!
    xxx Susi

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    1. Thanks Susi, that's nice to know...I'm so surprised at how popular they are :)

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  2. Hi Ann.
    Thank you for this wonderful insite to the pens that you use, very informative, Thanks. Ann, I can`t seem to get to Sketching William whome I love your drawings of him. It seems that I have`to join up with facebook, and I don`t want to do that. Any ideas Ann?

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    1. Worry not Vic...you must have clicked on the Facebook icon of sketching william instead of his Blog...I've moved Sketching William blog further up, so you should find it now. Really nice to know you enjoy seeing my drawings of him :)

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  3. I recently bought a set of four Faber Castell Pitt pens, sepia colour, different sizes. Nice to see one of those here. Haven't used them yet. Thanks for sharing your tools of the trade!

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    1. Aww, I'd like to get a set of them, lucky you Judy.

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  4. I didn't know the Pitt pen came in brown. I will have to look for it. I use the black. Fun seeing your tools of the trade. :)

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    1. Yes, and it's really useful as my Sepia colour :)

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  5. I become emotionally involved with my pens too! LOL

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    1. ...absolutely what happens to me :)

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  6. Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog, I really appreciate that! Have a lovely creative weekend! - Irma

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  7. I see we all have favorites. Now that I have two Lamy pens I have favorite bottles of ink too. lol

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    1. Oh no!! don't start me off on Inks as well as pens Joan, lol :)

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  8. I too have discovered the uniball eye and I adore how it writes. Might even let me draw now and again....xox

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    1. This is how I have discovered new pens Corrine, folks say about them, I try them and end up buying various different sized ones (02 nib, 03 nib, 04...you get the idea) :)

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  9. Thanks, Ann....very helpful.
    I think I have a v5!
    Sue xx

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  10. Very useful information, thank you !

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  11. Thanks for the tip, it might come in handy some day! :) Take care!

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    1. Glad you liked this post Catharina :)

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