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March 5, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Here's a belated listing of our favorite customer pictures uploaded to our Flickr and Facebook groups from February!

Picture 1 from Eric: You know you love JetPens products when a beloved bakes you a Kuru Toga shaped birthday cake!
Picture 2 from Bea: An elegant doodle using Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Ink - Topaz and J. Herbin 340th Anniversary Ink - Rouge Hematite
Picture 3 from Paul: Hero in action inked with Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen - Regular.
Picture 4 from Renata: Yes, can you believe that's her natural handwriting? Gorgeous use of the Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Silver Body and J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Violette Pensee (Pensive Violet) on a Kokuyo Campus Notebook
Picture 5 from John: A beautiful collection of JetPens products including the fun J. Herbin Straight Body Striped Glass Dip Pen - Small - Green Tint and Kuretake Handmade Mini Envelope Template










February 28, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Another artist we discovered through our JetPens Twitter network, Andy Jewett is a JetPens customer and cartoonist who lives amongst the corn with his lovely wife and four children. You can view more of his art at andyjewett.com.

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

I'm a big fan of the Pentel Pocket Brush and use it for nearly all of my work... it's ridiculously convenient in comparison to dipping a brush and I'm still able to get the kind of expressive line that I want. I have several of them in reserve for when the tips degrade but I keep around the old ones to use for filling in large areas of black. I also use Sakura Pigma Microns (03, 05, 08) for smaller detail and some of the stipple/texture that often shows up in my pages.

Please check out his work! Thanks for sharing Andy!




January 28, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Another round of our favorite pictures from our Facebook and Flickr page. Thanks to the following customers mentioned below:

Picture 1 from Kata: Poetic art with Uni-ball Signo Bit UM-201 Gel Pens
Picture 2 from Sarah: Artistic lettering with Uni-ball Signo DX UM-151 Gel Pens, Pilot G-2 Gel Ink Pens, Uni-ball Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil
Picture 3 from Jessica: Soothing watercolor with Pentel Aquash Waterbrush - Medium
Picture 4 from Rose: Talented portrait of grandson done with Uni-ball Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil, Nano Dia Low-Wear Pencil Leads
Picture 5 from Marty: Nice line up of Pentel Stein Enhanced Silica Pencil Leads
Picture 6 from Joe: Vibrant floral design done with Pilot Double Sided Brush Pen - Hard Tip - Black & Gray Ink, Pilot Choose Gel Ink Pens, Color Pencil Leads

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












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 (oxfordclay.com) He draws compulsively. His website is thingsbydan.co.uk. 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 http://nailet.deviantart.com/.

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!