I'm pretty much a newbie to fountain pens, but I'm very happy with this pen. It
writes with a very nice, fine, consistent line and the ink is very black. I was
afraid the clear plastic would get scratched up and ruin the pen's looks after a
while, but I've had it banging around in my pencilcase for several months and it
still looks fine.
While drawing I like to use white gel pens to draw highlights over black ink or
to correct tiny mistakes; but none of the white pens I've tried over the years
has really been up to the job. This, however, is pretty much the best white gel
pen I've ever used. The ink goes on thick and smooth and the pen doesn't get
dried up and crusty like most of the other gel pens I've tried.
I have three Pilot Color Eno pencils: this, the violet, and the light blue. The
violet is quite dark, great for writing, not so great for erasing; while the
light blue feels a little too light at times. Of the three, I find the red to be
the best for drawing -- dark enough to show up clearly against the paper, light
enough to easily erased and inked over. Take note that the lead lays down more
of a light red/pinkish color than the very vibrant bright red of the casing.
Of the Pilot Color Eno pencils, I have this, the red, and the light blue. Out of
those three, this is the one I've found most suitable for writing, as it's a
nice dark color that's easy to read. Of course, that also makes it the hardest
to erase out of those three. I have to press quite hard to erase, and even then
traces of the erased bits are still quite clearly visible. So maybe better not
use this for anything which you want to erase very cleanly. I use it for marking
up documents, where before I would use colored pens.