Eric Merced is a professional Comic Book Artist with over 10 years of experience. With roots in traditional media, he has since become a full digital Artist working with industry standard software and hardware to create his Comics. He’s worked for companies like Zondervan Publishing, Upper Deck, Marvel, Archie’s and IDW, and licensed characters like The Greatest American Hero and Voltron. His experience ranges from Penciling, Inking, Coloring and Lettering, as well as Character Design and Masterhead Design and Illustration. You can view more of his work at EricMerced.com and on Twitter @eric_merced.
Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.
When I work on my art traditionally, there are 3 pens I use every time. The first one of the trio is the Kuretake No. 13 Brush Pen. I was introduced to this pen by an Artist on Twitter and snatched one up from Jet Pens. First time trying it I was instantly hooked. You can say it was something like love at first brush or stroke. lol.
The second pen is the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. What the Pentel pen has over the Kuretake is that the ink is much darker and water proof. What I like about the Kuretake over the Pentel is that I can refill the Kuretake with any ink of my choosing. But both really create the line I’m looking for when inking my work. It’s also good to note that I’m very picky when it comes to my lines. They have to look and feel right and I find that these 3 pens give me exactly what I’m looking for. The final pen is the Kaimei Brush Pen (a gift from Jetpens!). This is sort of a back up pen. In case for whatever reason I can’t use the first two. But also, I don’t use it regularly because I still have to find a converter for it that will fit it’s small body and allow me to use my own ink in it.
I have some really good brushes which I use to fill in heavy areas of black but while I can easily use them to draw my lines, I prefer my trio of brush pens. They really give me the lines I’m looking for and most importantly, they are portable! They are the top of the line of Brush/Pen hybrids.
Thanks for sharing with us Eric!
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One of my favorite new items from our latest new product release are the Midori Paper and Cable Pin Clips!
Available in five different styles, these Pin Clips are an adorable addition to Midori's line up of cute office products. These versatile clips can be used in a variety of ways, such as tying your cables together.
You can also use them to hold loose leaf binder paper together, and even keep plastic bags closed!
JetPens is happy to add the Midori Pin Clips to our selection of office products! What is your favorite Midori product at JetPens?
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New Products: Midori Clips, Tombow Olno Body Knock Pencils, Cplay Sevenroll Leather Pencil Cases and More!
September 8, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Announcements
Brand new products are live on the site!
As usual, we're introducing a bunch of new goodies that are perfect for school or the office!
The Midori Clips and Pin Clips make their debut, and are a wonderful addition to the D-Clips paper clips we already carry.
We brought in some new roll-up pencil cases from Cplay, that have a stylish design and are made out of genuine leather. Other new cases at JetPens are from Lihit Lab, and are "Designed for Arrangement" as seen on the case badges. We love the compartments in these new pencil cases!
Other than the Tombow Olno pencils that were previewed in our last blog entry, we now carry the frequently requested Kaweco Al Sport mechanical pencil that are the perfect companion for your Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen!
These are only a few items out of our latest new product launch, make sure to check out all of the new arrivals here!
September 6, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Mechanical Pencils
We decided to give all you JetPens viewers a little sneak preview of one of the new items that will be launched later this week.
The Tombow OLNO mechanical pencil features a unique design mechanism that actually lets you extend the lead by bending the body! "Olno" is a play on the Japanese word "oru", or to fold/bend, and we think that this new pencil from Tombow is perfectly named.
The pencil body can be bent in any direction, and the purpose of this feature is to allow the user to extend lead without having to adjust their hand grip much, if at all.
My own normal writing position pictured below:
I only have to reposition my thumb for support to bend the pencil body while still in hand:
The button at the top of the pencil is a standard clicker which can also extend lead. Underneath the button is a small eraser, which is designed to be a tiny hand held eraser. (Good for detail erasing perhaps?)
Available in eight different body colors, the Tombow Olno mechanical pencils will be live on the website by the end of the week. Stay tuned to our JetPens New Arrivals section!