I’ve been testing out...
, January 18, 2014
I’ve been testing out this pen today in my sketchbook and although I really do
love the pen it has many faults. I don’t mind them but other might.
The pros: The pen is very fine but you can get the line to vary a bit in size.
It is very good for detail as long as you are careful. (If you aren’t used
to “fountain” pens you might not want to start off inking something you
really like until you can control the pen a bit more.) With this pen you can be
very loose and at the same time sharp. The lines van curve beautifully without
any trouble. So far I haven’t gotten any blots from the ink and the color of
my pen is a nice dark color. I like the look of the pen and it fits in my hand
well. This is nice to have instead of carrying around and ink jar nibs and the
handle for inking things oh course it’s a bit different but it’s really up
to the personal preference.
The cons: The pen started off very scratchy and no ink came out until a bit of
awkward waiting (since you can’t shake the pen) I first started with writing
to test it out and the ink just did not flow right (so I recommend drawing lines
on a scrap paper until the ink starts to flow.) Sometimes I noticed paper or
clotting at the end of the nib, which was easy enough to get rid of (this was
without putting to much pressure on the pen.) Another fault is if you try to
erase if you are inking the pen can smudge even after a few minutes and even if
its just a line. Also unlike the copic Multiliner (depending on the version) you
can’t refill these or replace he nib.