Wednesday, December 14, 2011
New pens (new to me anyway): Faber-Castell Artist Pens. I just discovered these, which is why I have so few, and have really enjoyed using them. What I like: they don't bleed through the back of the page (unless I really, really saturate it), after applying the color I have a few minutes to use a wet brush to move around the color a bit but then once it is dry it is essentially waterproof (and I have found that helpful for layering the applications), and the tips are so brush-like and smooth to use.
Below is an illustration of a mineral, and other stuff, using these pens plus a little bit of colored pencil. This particular drawing is less than an inch so you are seeing it much larger here.