Faber-Castell Pitt cap

Faber-Castell Pitt Drawing Pen Review

The Faber-Castell Pitt drawing pen is one of the first drawing pens I ever tried. They’re easily found in high street shops here in England and so I suspect they’re the first experience of drawing pens for many people here. Price: £2.10 (UK) Tip size options: super-fine, extra-fine, fine, medium[…]

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Sailor 1911 Brush Pen clip

Sailor 1911 Brush Pen Review

A brush pen needs to have good flow and good line variation while maintaining a crisp line and allowing lots of control. How does the Sailor Brush Pen stack up? This version of this review was originally posted on the Pen Company’s blog. The Pen Company sent me this pen[…]

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Yard-O-Led Grand Viceroy Victorian cap

Yard-O-Led Grand Viceroy Victorian Fountain Pen Review

I try to keep things at the more affordable end of the price spectrum here on Pens! Paper! Pencils! Although I know that what’s affordable varies dramatically from person to person, I think I’m on pretty safe ground when I say that the Yard-O-Led Grand Viceroy Victorian does not fall[…]

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Tina sketching Eiffel Tower

The Sketchbook Lifestyle by Tina Koyama

Tina Koyama is one of my sketching heroes. Her commitment to sketching everyday life every day is inspiring. Her blog is constant source of delight and I’m honoured that she took the time to write a post for Pens! Paper! Pencils! to introduce Urban Sketching. The Sketchbook Lifestyle Urban sketching:[…]

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Tombow 8900 review

Tombow 8900 Pencil Review

Tombow make great pencils for both writing and drawing. The 8900 is Tombow’s cheaper pencil for “General Writing”. Price: $0.80 Lead grade options: 2H, H, HB, B, 2B Barrel colours: green Barrel shape: hexagonal Eraser?: no The 8900 is a good looking pencil. It’s simple, with an unfinished end, but[…]

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