Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Pens

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.

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