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Title: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: Kathysutterlin on February 17, 2016, 11:45:32 PM
I am having so much fun with the drawing class that I am looking at the Pen and Ink Classes for the near future. Can these classes been done with Micron or Pitt pens?  :)
Title: Re: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: musika on February 18, 2016, 12:17:07 AM
Yes, I have used Micron and Zig Millennium. The Pitt pens are not so useful on their own as they have a brush tip which is useful for solid shading.
Title: Re: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: Kathysutterlin on February 18, 2016, 12:29:53 AM
Yes, I have used Micron and Zig Millennium. The Pitt pens are not so useful on their own as they have a brush tip which is useful for solid shading.

 :thankyou: Ray. So glad to hear that. I have a variety of Micron pens that I would enjoy using for the classes.  :yippee:
Title: Re: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: thebryce on February 19, 2016, 08:28:15 AM
You will eventually want to purchase indigo ink and a mapping pen by speedball. Part of the pen and ink training is in proper use and techniques of the traditional tools. There are several lessons on pb where you use micron and dip pens together to achieve desired results. I love my mapping and  dip pens now. I use them whenever I can. Inking is an art. Some people will also use a very fine tipped brush when inking. There is value in learning how the ink flows and can be manipulated with different pen nibs, brushes and dilution. For most of the lessons however, a micron will work but you will run out of ink quick. I am a pen doodle freak and use a load of ink and go through pens very fast. My dip ink pens last for years.  Check out my pen and ink butterflies on my gallery to see what I mean by ink manipulation.
Title: Re: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: Annie. on February 19, 2016, 02:37:42 PM
Ink bottles were also used to dip the tip of the brade of the girl sitting in from of you in school.  :knuppel2:   

Not that I could  :whistle: ... I was always sitting in the front row, or standing in the corner.  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: Kathysutterlin on February 19, 2016, 05:40:10 PM
Ink bottles were also used to dip the tip of the brade of the girl sitting in from of you in school.  :knuppel2:   

Not that I could  :whistle: ... I was always sitting in the front row, or standing in the corner.  :2funny: :2funny:

Oh good one, Annie!    :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: Kathysutterlin on February 19, 2016, 05:42:48 PM
 
You will eventually want to purchase indigo ink and a mapping pen by speedball. Part of the pen and ink training is in proper use and techniques of the traditional tools. There are several lessons on pb where you use micron and dip pens together to achieve desired results. I love my mapping and  dip pens now. I use them whenever I can. Inking is an art. Some people will also use a very fine tipped brush when inking. There is value in learning how the ink flows and can be manipulated with different pen nibs, brushes and dilution. For most of the lessons however, a micron will work but you will run out of ink quick. I am a pen doodle freak and use a load of ink and go through pens very fast. My dip ink pens last for years.  Check out my pen and ink butterflies on my gallery to see what I mean by ink manipulation.

 :thankyou: Thank you Bryce, Your butterfly color wash is gorgeous. Actually, I saw many pieces you have done that are amazing.  :clap:
WhenI get to the PNI lessons, I will get all recommended materials so that I can learn the wonderful technique available at PB.  :clap:
Title: Re: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: Zach on March 20, 2020, 02:24:18 PM
I’ve used a LOT of pens.  Microns are great quality but something about the design of the barrel you hold on to is uncomfortable to me. 


The pens that I have used for years now and recommend to everybody are Rotring Tikky Graphics.  The brand Rotring has a rich history in draftsmanship and offer a like of professional grade drafting pens, however, even their lower cost graphic disposable pens are phenomenal.  Can’t recommend enough.


Zach
Title: Re: Micron or Pitt Pens
Post by: Maryna on May 25, 2020, 05:51:39 PM
For years the Sakura Pigma Micron pens is my go to pen. I found that the Faber Castel pens does not preform well with washes.
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