This is definitely my favorite mechanical pencil! I do a LOT of pencil drawing,
and while I routinely carry around 4 or 5 pencils (mostly for back-up in case I
loose one or I need to loan one out), this is always the one I grab. I'm not
sure if it's the size or the weight or that wonderful squishy grip, but I never
get hand fatigue after hours of drawing like I used to with other pencils. If
you need a tool that you can easily use for hours on end, get one of these!
Well worth the price.
I love these scissors! They're by far more convenient and travel-friendly than
any normal pair of scissors out there. I showed these to relatives while I was
on vacation, and all of them were in awe, asking where I got them. They're just
so handy to have around, throw in a bag, whatever!
As an added bonus: since they look like a pen, airlines don't hassle you if you
forget they're in your purse or carry-on. Not that I endorse bringing them
purposefully to "test" the airline security workers, but those of you out there
who have had nail clippers/trimmers/small scissors confiscated & thrown away
because you forgot you had them... well, you know what I'm talking about.
I purchased this pen because I had fallen in love with Pilot's duel black & gray
brush pen, but wasn't able to replace it once the black side ran out of ink. I
was hoping this pen, being it's by the same manufacturer & labeled "hard" would
be a close match. Sadly, I was disappointed. It's definitely softer than the
duel pen's tip, which is why I was so excited by it in the first place. The ink
is still nice and dark and copic-proof (can't say if it's waterproof though),
but since I'm a little more heavy handed I need my brush pens to be a bit
sturdier. I'm sure I could get used to this one with a bit of practice, but as
for now I'm sadly lamenting not having my perfect pen. :(
I just got this pen to use for my illustration & comic work. I've done one small
drawing with it, and it worked great! When I colored over the lines with my
markers (half copics, half trias) it didn't bleed at all. Tip is nice and firm,
just waiting out to see how well it holds it's sharp tip with continued use. But
so far I'm loving it. :D
Doesn't preform any better than a normal pencil sharpener. It will still break
your prismacolor's soft lead and waste a lot of your pencil. Also, because the
pencil shavings holding area is so small, it gets clogged after sharpening maybe
2 pencils. NOT worth it when you can get another small pencil sharpener for half
the price that does and equal or better job.
This used to be my go-to white pen of choice (before I discovered Uni-Ball's
white pens). It has a nice consistent line and on plain paper it works very
well; for most people who will only be using it to write on dark paper, they're
However, for what I use white pens for (drawing highlights overtop of marker
colored drawings), often it would soak up the pigment from the marker underneath
and turn a light shade of that color, rather than a flat white. If that's a look
that you want (a lightly colored mark to match the color under it, instead of
just flat bold white), than these work very well. However, if you want your
white pen to be WHITE, no matter what, I'd try a different pen.
It's a nice pen... IF you don't mind having to replace the brush nib after 1 or
When I'd first found this pen, I was so excited. It feels substantial and
weighty, and the fact that I could refill it and not just throw it away &
replace it when it dried up drew me in. But the brush tip frays worse than
almost ANY other brush pen I've tried before. Plus, it's extremely soft and was
hard for me to control (though some may like that).
Honestly, if you're looking at the multiliners I'd go with the set sized ones
before going with the brush. And if you REALLY want a good brush, I prefer
Uniball's pocket brush pens. They blow this one out of the water. Now if only
THOSE were refillable...
For some reason white is a hard color for most gel pens to get right, but
Uniball is the best I've tried (and I've tried a LOT). It's smooth and bold, and
doesn't have have the "I'm acting like I'm dry even though it's clear I'm full
of ink" issue a lot of gel pens seem to have. If you're looking for an excellent
white pen, this is it!!
I've used so many different brush pens over the years, but had until recently
given up on them out of frustration. They all had problems; they frayed or dried
out quickly, they were difficult to control, or they were too expensive for the
quality I got. I was recommended this pen by a fellow artist, and I've got to
say so far I'm in love. The other major issue I find with pens is their marker
resistance, as I do a lot of work with copic markers and found that some pens,
even if marked "water resistant" or even "waterPROOF", will bleed when I go over
them with markers. I did my first full colored picture I had inked with these
pens, and there was absolutely no bleeding at all. By far the best brush pen I
have EVER used!!
I got the tan case about a month ago, and I love it. It's the perfect size for
all my pencils, pens, lead refills & erasers, plus extra. I'm so used to cases
being too small and having to switch supplies in and out (leading to things
getting lost; "where did I put my brush pen?") OR cases that are too big and
won't travel easily. True it's a little on the pricier side, but the quality is
very nice for what you get and is more than enough to hold all the essentials.
Definitely recommend it! :D