Sometimes it is hard to find a sepia pen that is actually a dark brown, but this
is a nice, subdued colour that has more in common with what I consider true
sepia tones rather than a reddish/orange colour. Looks gorgeous on ivory or
Nib is firm but puts down a smooth line. Handles watercolour paper well. (Some
nylon tips don't. This one does.)
An incredibly comfortable, lightweight pencil with a good girth. I was kinda
wondering about the triangular form factor, but it works, and works well -
especially since it is a bit thicker. A great drawing pencil, and one of the few
I would actually write notes with. A subtle, attractive colour and just grippy
enough to stay put in your hand while not picking up all the dust in the room.
I had a different experience with these... the graphite in mine was scritchy in
places, the balance was awkward with the large eraser, and the graphite would
smear as soon as you looked at it. It wasn't as dark as I expected from the
hype, and I'm really glad I split the box with several people.
That said, it isn't a bad pencil, but compared to a leadholder and a nice B
grade fill? It isn't the tool for me and seems really over-hyped.
I love this pen. Great flow, nice tip - for a felt pen fairly durable - and the
ink is super black and stays put under a watercolour wash. It also does not rub
off onto the page on the other side of the spread, unlike the copic ones I've
used. It rubs off a little if you erase aggressively, but 99% of it is still
This is one of the smoothest blue leads I have used - definitely great for
drawing and sketching. An added bonus is the reformulation did make them
stronger than Pentel's previous blue leads. They can actually hold their own
under pressure and on a rough tooth paper..
Blues being a wax-based lead, they never do erase quite as well as graphite, but
these ones do erase better than other blues I've used. They also don't cause ink
to bead up and roll off the lines like other blues...