Pen fanatic here. Hope...
March 25, 2014
Pen fanatic here. Hope this review helps...this review is for drawing
applications, not writing.
Ink: The black is equivalent to most disposable pens (really more of a very dark
grey than a rich black), except at certain nib sizes. The .5 & .3 sizes appeared
to be the same value as Staedtler Pigment Liners, but at the .8 size, the Tikky
Graphics was a much darker, deep black (tested on Strathmore 3-ply plate). I'm
disappointed this can't be carried over to the the smaller sizes because that
would really set this pen apart. Even after going over the lines several times
with the .3 size, the value never reached the richness of the .8 stroke.
Feathering: The Tikky Graphic feathered on Paris Paper for Pens! Very
disappointing, but likely due to the ink flow being continuous (great if you
need a loose, sketchier application of ink, won't skip). It did not however
feather on Strathmore 500 3-ply plate surface.
Flow: Excellent for a loose, sketchy applications, the ink won't skip.
Summary: Great pen but highly dependent on drawing style and surface. Not the
holy grail due to standard dark grey ink on smaller sizes, will probably make
this the my go to pen due the versatility, but only on heavy stock paper.