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September 15, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Siva is a JetPens customer who is currently studying illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. You can see more of his work at http://sivajack.carbonmade.com and http://www.flickr.com/photos/seevah. His fun children's illustrations combine colorful cartoons with a sense of humor.

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

When I want to create something bold and cartoony I always go with Sakura Microns just because it is easy to produce such a bold/thin line with them. I find it easier to pull out a micron when I am in the middle of the street with an idea instead of a dip pen. But when I in my studio working on something with more detail I will always pull out my Zebra G-pen and maru nibs.

Thanks for sharing Siva!






August 31, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

A selection of a few of this month's favorite drawings from our Facebook and Flickr page. Thank you Sophie_vf and mmtrujilloa!




July 27, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

The pictures for this month's JetPics favorites were chosen for how they showcased people's collections. The pen enthusiasts at JetPens were ardent admirers. The collections were beautiful! llona, Azizah, Tori and Krys, thanks for sharing!










July 1, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

A selection of this month's favorite pictures from the JetPens Flickr group! Thanks to users Josh, Ezra, LoLPups, Branespload, and Freshly Diced CL! Remember, every picture uploaded is a chance to win a $10 gift certificate!








June 16, 2010 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics



You may have seen the colorful artwork of Elwood H. Smith before in newspapers or children's book. Elwood studied art at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the Institute of Design at IIT in Chicago. After spending eight years working as an art director, Elwood began his career as a full-time illustrator. He has illustrated numerous children’s books and has received many illustration awards and honors. In 1983 Elwood and his wife, artist and designer, Maggie Pickard, moved from Manhattan to Rhinebeck, New York where they live a chaotic life thanks to three unruly pussycats, Luigi, Trixie & Pickles.

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

I created the [above] Wall Street Journal illustration using a Pelikan M200 fountain pen with a Pelikan M250 nib. I used Platinum Carbon Black Ink in the pen, available from JetPens. It's very waterproof and flows well in my pen. I ink-in my final art on Arches 90# Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I then add Pelikan watercolors, which is why I need a good waterproof ink. The Platinum Carbon Black works beautifully and I was delighted to find it available here on JetPens. If anyone would like to see more of my work, please visit my website at www.elwoodsmith.com or drop by my blog on Drawger at: www.drawger.com/greenmonkey/ for more art and more information about me, my tools and process.