People have asked me about the pens I use, so, I thought I would share this past post.
Many People have asked me what kind of pens I use. So, finally, I took a few pictures of what I am currently using. For years, I used Rapidiograph pens, they make wonderfully sharp and precise lines. The problem is, they lack reliability and can make a mess of your hands and your work surface, without warning. Over the years I have found a couple pens that are suitable replacements for the rapidiograph, here are my favorites:
1. .05 SumoGrip mechanical pencil - This pencil fits my hand perfectly and has a long retractable refillable eraser. I use it everyday.
2. Pilot P-500 extra fine - Not the prettiest pen, but it is wonderful to draw with. I probably use this pen the most. Very reliable and you can get a wide range of line thicknesses from the .05 tip depending on the angle you draw with it.
3. Copic Multi-Liner - I bought some these in S.F. Japan town. I don’t use them all the time, but they are quite nice (and expensive). They have a very fragile ceramic tip (just like Micron pens, which I avoid like the plague) and the body is made of what appears to be aluminum. They come in a bunch of line thicknesses.
4. Pilot Hi-Tec-C - I found this pen in Japan town and love it. It doesn’t look like much, but it has a beautifully fine line quality and feel. It is rapidly becoming my new favorite.