I tend to work in ink...
, July 14, 2014
I tend to work in ink and water-based mediums a great deal and wanted to try
something different from Microns, so these pens seemed like something to check
out. They feel a little heftier than Micron pens which is a plus in my book, and
they're very nicely designed. The ink flow in most of them is good, but I did
encounter some skipping in the two larger pens, the 05 and 10.
However, while these pens have "waterproof" right across the side, they
definitely aren't. I got some light gray streaking after more than one very
small pass with my water brush pen. This got worse with the larger sized pens,
and happened even after I let the lines sit for a while. They hold up fine
against Copic marker, though, so I guess I'll just be avoiding these when I want
to break out my watercolors.
Overall these aren't bad pens if you work with marker or want a set that you
don't want to worry about the tips over, but if you're looking for waterproof or
100% solid ink flow, go with Microns. Not sure if I'd buy them again since I'm
not completely in love, but I'll probably get some decent use out of them in my