Gorgeous deep, dark black,...
December 12, 2013
Gorgeous deep, dark black, with almost dimensional-looking faint gold glass. The
other black pen in this line does seem superfluous; it's nice, but this one is
an obvious improvement. It's Copic magic at its best. The intense black ink is
still transparent: that seems impossible, and it's hard to describe, but I think
many artists would enjoy the effect. The microglass is luminous and subtle. The
tip isn't particularly comfortable for writing--it's quite abrasive, and the pen
body doesn't offer a firm grip.
I find it interesting that Copic managed to create such intense pigmentation in
a Spica pen; many of the other colors seem washed out to me. For me the Spica
line represents the most subtle and elegant choice in glitter pens, but this one
really stands out.