Pen Pics

Pen Pics

December 23, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

We discovered customer Dan Berry as one of our Twitter followers. A browse through his artwork impressed us, and we are happy to feature him on JetPics! He is a senior lecturer at the North Wales School of Art & Design at Glyndwr University, and leads the specialism in graphic novels. He also works as a freelance designer and illustrator. He has written a number of comics including Silky Wilson, Onion Soup and his ongoing webcomic Oxford Clay ( He draws compulsively. His website is The following selected drawings make use of the Kuretake #40 High Grade Sable Hair Brush Pens, Sailor Recruit Fountain Pen - Steel Nib - Fine, and Sailor Pocket Brush Pens.

Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.

Depending on the job, I generally use either the Kuretake #40, the Sailor Recruit or the Sailor Brush Fountain Pen (either angle - they are both excellent!) I usually refill the cartridges with Platinum Carbon Black Ink and a syringe, which works really well with both the brush and the fountain pens. I've never had a clogging problem with this ink and these pens. It is good to get a nice uniform blackness throughout a drawing, so whether or not I'm changing pen halfway through an illustration, it remains consistent. Being waterproof and relatively quick-drying is a bonus, but I often use a medium Pentel Aquabrush to pick up some ink into a rough wash before it dries.

November 30, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Teli is a JetPens customer who has been posting some great artwork on our Facebook page. The JetPens team has really enjoyed her drawings, so decided to feature her on our JetPics page!

Background info:

I'm Teli, an accidental artist. I began drawing as a child to compete with my older sister (an “anything you can draw, I can draw better” type of thing) and eventually grew to love it. Art (along with music and writing) kept me sane. Watercolours make me smile and my style fluctuates from whimsical to downright disturbing. You can visit her art site

Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.

I have a few staples which come with me *everywhere*: my Ohto Promecha 0.3 mm drawing pencil, which I adore for sketching; my Uni-ball E-knock eraser, which lets me get into small nooks and crannies; and, of course, spare lead. For more involved projects I'll pull out my arsenal which includes Pilot drawing pens for inking, colorful gel pens (for that touch of whimsy I mentioned earlier), and water brushes which are like carrying tiny cups of water in your pocket.

Thanks for being a part of the JetPens community Teli!

November 8, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Box Brown creates the web and print comic Everything Dies. He's published two books and many mini comics. He's been making comics since 2005 and started drawing them with a ballpoint pen. See more of his work here:

Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.

I use the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. I use it in kind of a weird way. I don't use the cartridges at first. I dip it in the ink and only clean it out once every few days. I just throw the cap on it when I'm not using it. Then when the brush starts to lose its shape I get a new one. Then I use the cartridges in the OLD one for when I need to fill in large areas of the page with black. It's a great system for my uses. I love it!

Thanks for sharing and for being a JetPens customer!

November 2, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

We just wanted to introduce our JetPens Dog Charlie. During his free time he works in Quality Control. The painting was done by our JetPens resident artist Shu with a sample pack of Pentel Oil Pastels from our friends at Pentel USA. Thanks Debbie for the samples, they worked beautifully!
October 27, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

A selection of this month's favorite drawings from our Facebook and Flickr page. Thanks to the following customers who used JetPens products mentioned below:

Picture 1 from Kathrin: Lamy Ball Pens (with splashes of wine!)
Picture 2: Left side photo from Justin: Zebra Sharbo X ST3 Pen Body Component - Black and Retractable gel pens
Right side photo from Joseph: Pilot Double Sided Brush Pen - Hard Tip - Black & Gray Ink
Picture 3 from Nikira: A Nomadic pen case and some water brushes

We hope you enjoy your gift certificates! We are excited to see what pictures are uploaded by customers next month!