Category: featured

The Sketchbook Lifestyle by Tina Koyama

20 May 2016 By ian

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: It’s not a hobby; it’s […]

Tombow 8900 Pencil Review

18 May 2016 By ian

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 a good quality green finish […]

Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen Review

16 May 2016 By ian

The Pilot Custom 74 a clear-barrelled fountain pen with a rhodium-plated 14k gold nib. Price: $160 (USA) £190 (UK) Nib options: fine, medium, broad Barrel options: smoke, clear, blue, orange Filling system: proprietary cartridge/converter Size: 14.3cm closed, 15.5cm posted Weight: 22g My version is a currently, it seems, hard to find clear barrelled pen. It […]