Now since I really like...
March 10, 2015
Now since I really like using Sakura Pigma Sensei and Micron pens, I was pretty
sure that I would love these Sakura Kakikata Felt Tip Pens even before I got
them. They are just a tad more slender than my usual pigment pens, and the most
effective way to tell the nib sizes apart is by the color coding of their pen
caps. You can get some line width variation by tilting the conical bullet nib on
the paper. Its pigmented black ink flows smoothly from the juicy nib, and the
pen is quite suitable for quick sketching and inking tasks. I tested them during
my cartoon drawing class, and found them pretty responsive and reliable. The
pigment black ink did not bleed through the paper and dried waterproof pretty
quickly. I used the broad nib pen for making name tents with bubble letters for
each student, and none of them smeared or bled into the light color areas when
they colored them with markers and water-based paints. Used a few watercolor
markers to test the water resistance of the Kakikata pens on card stock. For all
intents and purposes, all four pens nib sizes dried fast and were fairly
waterproof. Just noticed very faint smudging with the extra broad nib strokes.
The fresh ink drawings made with the Kakikata pens can be promptly colored with
artist watercolors applied with a waterbrush without any noticeable smudges.
If you like drawing with black markers and plan to color them with water media,
you should definitely try these drawing pens. I plan to stock up on them once I
figure out how long my initial set lasts. Highly recommended.
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