March 2023 Art Update: Pencils!

From top to bottom:-Rotring 600-Uni Kuru Toga Roulette-Blick Premier Mechanical Pencil-Muji Low Center Gravity-Zebra Techo TS-3 Mini Mechanical Pencil Like many artists who work in an analog, one-dimensional format, pencils have always been part of my art kit. I sketch things out with them, then ink over it. I haven't really used pencils as a... Continue Reading →

The small notebook man

It's paralleled my move from bigger sketchbooks (letter size) to smaller (A5) to even smaller (A6) sketchbooks: Most of my notebooks are now pocket sized. I've had a pocket-sized Rite In The Rain notebook in my back pocket for a decade or so, as this all-weather book is great for quick notes. But up to... Continue Reading →

A fountain pen update: A tour of starter pens

Pens from left to right: Platinum Preppy 03, Platinum Plaisir, Teranishi Guitar, Waterman Allure/Graduate, Sailor Hi-Ace Neo, Kaweco Sport (plastic and brass) I've had an obsession with stationery since I was a wee lad, roaming the streets of the Lower Naugatuck Valley back in Connecticut. Any visit to a store like Kmart or Caldor involved... Continue Reading →

Shake-ups in my art kit

Another addition to the kit are these Papelote elastic pen holders that go around a sketchbook. So convenient! For many a decade, I've been pretty boring when it comes to art supplies. In the latter part of high school, I discovered disposable felt-tip pigment pens. Micron is the most prominent make of them, but I've... Continue Reading →

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