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Pentel Brush Pens—Duo Point and the Duo Point Flex

Above: Sketches of Carl Too, who is smaller than Carl, using the two Pentel Pens I’m looking at today. The sketch on the verso page is with the Duo Point and the sketch on the recto page is with the Duo Point Flex. You can click on the image to view an enlargement, and you’ll […]

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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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Urban Sketchers Twin Cities on the University of Minnesota East Bank

Above: Pen and watercolor sketch looking upriver from the Weisman Museum, I've already forgotten the name of the building, as it was built way after my time. I'm looking across Washington Ave. The bridge is just to my left. (A new pen from Tombow that they call a "calligraphy" pen. It has a small, fine, […]

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Dick Is Not An Elf

Above: Quick pen and watercolor sketch in the Moleskine (new paper) I was testing. Read below for more details. The test Moleskine that I finished in a couple weeks in May is sitting on the table waiting to be indexed (a 10 minute operation I just haven’t had time to do because I’m keeping my […]

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What’s New At Wet Paint and A Quick Look at Pigma Professional Brush Pens from Sakura

Above: Scan of various lines made with the Pigma Professional Brush Pens from Sakura, on a yellow legal pad. Read below about pen characteristics. I love going over to Wet Paint, but lately it has been even more fun because the interior landscape there changes every day. They have been expanding the store—that means more […]

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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A Look At New Pens From Derwent

Above: Sketch of Donald Sutherland using the Derwent Graphik Line Maker .3 in Sepia, in a handmade book (6.5 x 9 inches approx.) containing Arches Text Laid. You can see heavy ink lines from a different pen showing through this lightweight paper on the right-hand page. This is actually two reviews in one. I'm reviewing […]

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Dove Chocolate Days and What I Think of Cheery Messages on Labels; Oh, and Another View of Richard

Left: Bienfang Watercolor brush (magenta; also red on the collar), Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, Montana Acrylic Markers in various colors. (There's that lilac I mixed and love so much.) Dick watching TV while I sketched him on a page in a 9 x 12 inch Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media wirebound journal. "It's a '10-pieces-of-Dove-Day," I […]

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Coming Back to a Brush Pen

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How We Change Effects Those Around Us—And They Can Change Too (Which in Turn Effects Us)

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