September 5, 2013 - Posted by Elaine to Pen Pals Interviews
An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. We got the opportunity to chat with Jamie Kinosian, an illustrator whose main weapon of choice is a watercolor brush.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Jamie Kinosian and I'm a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Houston, Texas.
Here are some of our favorite customer images selected from our Facebook Page and the web!
Sandra's beautiful art is both thrilling and meditative. Using a Uni Pin pen and a set of Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pens, she combines simple geometric lines with dynamic swirls to convey a sense of movement. Check out the tutorial for how she produces her woven pattern- as each line and curve pulls you in, you can really find yourself getting lost in the design!
August 29, 2013 - Posted by Elaine to Pen Pals Interviews
An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Along with his work for premier apparel brands like Adidas and Nike, Allister Lee has been cataloging and documenting his black marker collection in his Black is Beautiful project.
Hello, my name is Allister Lee. I'm a Toronto-based graphic artist who specializes in creating work for apparel brands. I produce work for exhibitions and collaborative projects, and concurrently produce print and retail products of my own designs as well. I use a variety of marking tools in my studio practice, with a preference towards black markers and ink. I use these markers from the initial sketching and planning stages, to the development and rendering of the finished product.
August 28, 2013 - Posted by Elaine to Announcements
New products are in!This week, we are bringing you some interesting new products! Many of these unique items were designed for specialized uses, which certainly sets them apart from your day-to-day stationery. For more information on heavy-duty roller ball pens or magical vanishing ink paper, read on!
Artists of all ages can brush up their writing with these Pilot Fude-Makase brush pens. Featuring a hard tip, water-based/dye-based ink, and many colors, these pens are great for creating decorative writing and illustrations. In Japanese, the word "fude" means "brush" and "makase" means "entrust" -- so if you trust the Fude-Makase, your brush writing will look fantastic!