This is a great addition...
October 10, 2009
This is a great addition to the Akashiya line. If you already like their other
pens, then you will enjoy these. They write with a finer line, and has a lovely
muted colour palette. In an interview with an Akashiya representative, he
mentioned they designed these pens to appeal to females, and decided with a thin
body to resemble makeup tools. I thought that was interesting.
I have noticed that the Akashiya pens tend to work better on watercolour papers
with Alpha cellulose content like Canson Montval and Strathmore 400 Watercolour
paper. The lines are easily washed over and re-soluble on papers like these.
Otherwise, working with them by dissolving some colour on a palette is an easy
way to gain more control over the medium. For line drawing, they are very nice
when utilized on sumi-e papers, and papers with a bot more tooth to them.
Overall I really enjoy experimenting with these pens, and I think they are a
very unique product.
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