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Pentel Pocket Brush Pen—New Ink Colors

Finally, at last, we’ve all wanted it for so long and now we get it—the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen can now be purchased with gray or sepia ink as well as black ink! These are Pentel’s hard-bodied pens, the fountain-pen type pen with a synthetic brush tip. (Some readers seem to be confused about which […]

In Context—Favorite Papers

Sometimes you can search and search and test and test, and you just keep coming back to a favorite paper. For me I love to paint on white Stonehenge paper. It isn’t a watercolor paper—the washes need a different handling than on watercolor paper. Yet there is something so fun about working on the paper—the […]

Additional testing notes for rubber-stamp inks.

Searching for a New Rubber-Stamp Ink

I use pigmented rubber-stamp ink in my artwork. It’s a crucial part of what I like to do—creating surface texture with stamped lines and words: a type of visual collage without glue. (Don’t get me started on my problems finding a new glue.) It’s hard to believe I’ve been looking for a stamp ink replacement […]

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Hahnemühle’s Nostalgie Paper Is Now In Elegant Sketchbooks!

Above: First sketch in my new Large A4 Nostalgie Sketchbook with Pentel Brush Pen (pigment, squeezy handle). In August I received an email from Hahnemühle announcing their new sketchbook line containing Nostalgie paper. (Nostalgia is a 190 gsm natural white paper that has a smooth surface and is acid free.) I adore Nostalgie. I've been sketching […]

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A Quick Look at the Pilot Futayaku Double-Sided Brush Pen

Left: Self portrait made at the bathroom mirror. My braids are tucked back behind my head because I was gluing (nothing like leaning forward and getting glue in your hair!). I’m testing the Pilot Futayaku Double-Sided Brush Pen in a handmade book that’s about 7.5 inches square—I made it with Nideggen paper. Before the Minnesota […]

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Using Rubber Stamp Inks in Visual Journals

Left: Page from my 2015 Fake Journal. I used a 6 x 6 inch square, wire-bound journal with grey Stonehenge paper. All the pages were masked and labeled with the date and related title in the same way. This image was a response to "Focus on Text." There is some heat embossing in this image […]

Jet Pens Looks at Brush Pens; and a Compendium of some of My Favorite Brush Pen Posts

Jet Pens has put out a fun, short video about brush pens and the different tips they have. If the embedded video doesn't work check it out on YouTube. After you watch the video (which is about 3 minutes in length) you can go to their website and check out the Brush Pen Sampler they […]

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Line Quality: More from the Leuchtturm 1917 Sketchbook

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Part Two of My Review of the Leuchtturm 1917 SKETCHBOOK

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Working on a Visual Vocabulary

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