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July 9, 2012 - Posted by David to Pen Pics

Gentian Osman is an artist from Trinidad & Tobago currently residing in Seattle, Washington. She received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Gentian enjoys painting, drawing and calligraphy and is often experimenting with different media. The style used in her pieces varies, from detailed renderings to loose, whimsical sketches. She has been involved in creating a range of work including fine art installations using non-traditional materials as well as illustrations and logo design for album artwork.

You can view more of her process and materials by visiting her blog,

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July 2, 2012 - Posted by David to Pen Pics

An artist, writer, and naturalist, Cathy Johnson has “been working with watercolor since [she] was old enough to pick up a brush.” She discovered the wonder of making art from a talented mother and older sister, as well as a father who delighted her with vigorous pen and ink cartoons. Prior to going into full-time freelancing, Johnson worked at Hallmark Cards, at a Kansas City television station, and owned her own ad agency. She has been a contributing editor for various magazines and is the author and illustrator of 34 books. She has taught art online since 2006, and is passionate about sketching and journaling, contributing to the international Urban Sketchers blog almost from inception. She currently lives in a small town in Missouri with the love of her life and their cats, and enjoys journaling about her travels across the globe.

You can find more of Cathy's work at and

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I've tried out a LOT of JetPens products, but I love your fountain pens most for sketching...

June 29, 2012 - Posted by David to Pen Pics

Sarah Glidden is an American cartoonist currently living and working in Angoulême, a city in southwestern France. Her first full length graphic novel, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, was published by Vertigo in 2010 and has since been translated into five languages. Since then, she has been working on short pieces of comics journalism-on subjects ranging from Iraqi refugees in Syria to the Occupy protest movement in Miami-which have been published in various magazines, newspapers and on the Internet. Sarah is currently working on her next full-length book which chronicles the work of several journalists who she followed on a reporting trip to Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria in late 2010.

You can read some of Sarah's past and current work at, or follow her on Twitter @sarahglidden.

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For my first book, I worked in watercolors and inked my line art with a very fine-tipped Rotring technical pen...

June 23, 2012 - Posted by David to Pen Pics

Here are our favorite customer images selected from our Facebook Page or the web for the month of June.

Pictures from Bonnie Jean: Bonnie Jean shares her exquisite doodles made with pens such as the Zebra Sarasa Gel Ink Pen and Rotring Ballpoint Pens. If you feel like something's off about the Pink Sarasa, you can ask Belle (the puppy) what happened!

June 15, 2012 - Posted by David to Pen Pics

Ray Wegner is 32 years old with an amazing wife and two (soon to be three!) awesome kids. He works a full-time job during the day and is a freelance artist by night, specializing in comic book art and character design. He’s been creating art since childhood but took a break after burning out while taking college art courses. While he didn't think that break would last nearly a decade, he got the itch about two years ago to start creating again. His first ever comic work is going to be published in June, a 3-page backup story in an indie comic called Stick City, and he has done a pinup for the printed edition of a webcomic called Dear Dinosaur. Now he's working on concept art for an upcoming webcomic as well as ideas for a self-published graphic novel. You can find more on Ray and his art at or follow him on twitter.

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