I have been using this pen for about three weeks now, and I am really enjoying
it. The ink flow is wonderful, and the slight flexibility of the nib brings
subtle expressiveness on the lines. I have used it on a variety of papers, and
it's been particularly nice on smooth Bristol and hot press watercolor. I draw
with a light hand and rarely notice any scratchiness.
The nib on this pen is somewhat flexible, which allows you to vary the width of
the line depending on the amount of pressure you use. I've been using it to
sketch for the past few days, and I'm impressed with the inkflow (quite fluid)
and the smooth feel on paper. It is worth noting that it does better on "hard"
papers like Bristol board and layout/marker bond. I also tried it on softer
finish papers, like sketch and drawing pads, and it felt a bit dry and scratchy.
Definitely with the price.
It writes beautifully, smooth as butter. The ink is a deep rich black - superior
to any other gel ink pen I've ever tried. It looks like India ink, for anyone
who has done pen and ink work. And the ink is absolutely waterproof. The pen
writes rather wet, but it dries quickly. It's a terrific bargain.
This is an easy eraser to use. As described, there are very few shavings, even
after erasing large areas. My complaint is that it doesn't fully erase pencil
that is moderately or heavily drawn. However, this could be a characteristic of
very soft erasers, and why Pentel offers this in different hardness.
If it's possible to fall in love with a pencil case, this one would be my
eternal sweetheart. It holds a ton of pens in the main section. The inner
pockets are different sizes and ultra-convenient. And iit stands up very
solidly. A great product.
If I could rate it six stars I would. I was a bit concerned about the visibility
of the dot grid, brcause I find their regular graph paper too obtrusive for
writing text. (I've only used it for diagrams though..) But the dot grid is
perfect - neither too light nor too dark. And the paper is, of course, simply