I really like the line...
, April 29, 2013
I really like the line that this pen (and its smaller companions) puts down. It
is bold, dark, and usually smooth. One problem that I have experienced from
this pen in particular is that when you first pick it up to use it each time, it
tends to skip around much like a cheap ballpoint pen. I figure that this is
probably due to the high output of ink that places a high demand on the ink
volume. I bought the full pack of these pens in all sizes and ordered an extra
of this size to use for random notes/sketch ideas and to write in my to-do list
(because I love the dark boldness of it). I found out that if you use it on
regular cheap notebook paper (or even the more durable Campus brand), it writes
strikingly as well as a cheap ballpoint. I can't knock off points for this
though, because it is meant for drawing. It lays down a beautiful line on
sketch paper (which is rougher in texture), but it still skips on start-up. I
have found that the slower you move it, the better the flow, which could be an
issue for some sketching practices. I also noticed that on cheaper paper, it
fades to this very strange gray-brown color that is not very attractive at all.
For me, that is saying something because I absolutely love writing in brown ink.
This color is not pleasant, however.
- Bold, dark lines
- Multiple sizes available
- Beautiful for sketching
- Zero risk of crushing a delicate tip (as it is metal)
- Only good on rough or "expensive" papers
- Fades on cheaper papers
- Skips like a cheap ballpoint when you start drawing/writing
Overall, if you stick to using it only for its intended purpose and give it a
little time to warm up each time, it's a great instrument.
Love, love these drawing...
, September 1, 2012
Love, love these drawing pens. First of all, they AREN'T felt tipped! Which is a
must for those of us with heavy hands. The rollerball is unbelievable smooth.
Definitely note that the width of the line you get with these pens (1.0, .5, .2,
etc.) is a bit wider than what you'd get with lead of the same size, because the
ball does spread out the line a bit.