Tikky Graphic

Richard Bell’s Wild West Yorkshire nature diary,  Thursday, 31st, December  2009

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Tikky Graphics pens

HERE’S A NEW pen that I came across at the art shop in Salts Mill yesterday; the Rotring/Paper Mate Tikky Graphic. The ink is freer flowing than the fibre tips that I normally use. It’s described as having ‘non-fading water resistant pigmented ink’. As you can see, there’s no trace of it running into the watercolour in these sketches.


Freer-flowing is something I could certainly use with all the illustrations I have to complete in the next month!


I went for a set of three which included the largest size 8.

I also tried a Pitt Artists Pen while I was in the art shop. I was initially attracted to it as it is available in sepia but I felt it produced a softer line, nearer to watercolour than the Tikky and, at the moment, the crispness of a graphic line is what I need.


Bread-making machine at my mother-in-law’s.

Chimney on Horbury High Street.

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