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.