Sunday, April 15, 2012

Apr15Art

Apr15Art
I spent the weekend looking for 2 things, a copy of TurboTax and a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Roz talked about them on her blog on Friday...
rozwoundup.typepad.com/roz_wound_up/2012/04/project-frida...
I've never used one, other so called brush tip pens I haven't liked at all, this one sounded different, and many artists really like it, so I tried to find one locally. I didn't want to order one online and pay shipping for 1 pen, and I didn't want to wait to start on Roz's 5 weeks worth of lessons in using this pen. Finally bought Turbo Tax online (all the stores were OUT of the version I needed) and found the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen at Michael's today. 

Michael's in my opinion over charges for art supplies is such a dramatic way, that I do not like to buy art supplies from them at all... and thus they were the last place I looked for the pen. They also have a horrid web site, according to their website they do not carry Pentel Pens at all... and yet, there they were in the store, if I had relied on their website I would not have visited their store at all, but previous experience told me to give it a look. This page was done with the brush pen, after a false start getting the ink cartridge seated properly so the ink flowed, I'm pleased with this pen. It is going to take a bit of practice to get used to it, I like that you can get really bold lines, I'm not confident I can get fine lines with it yet... and maybe it's not a fine line kind of pen. Roz says to use it for 60 hours... that's a LOT of drawing... so I've started... one step at a time.

1 comment:

Julie (O-kami) said...

Jet Pens. They have this and other wonderful brush pens. Keep practicing