I need a pen that will change my life!
June 23, 2010 7:57 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a good pen that I can use for sketching/rendering/etc. The main requirements: ~1mm thickness and it has to play nice with watercolors. Ideas?
posted by cvp to media & arts (7 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a scene design student so this will be used for sketching ideas, rendering perspectives, etc. There's pretty much no consistency with paper (Moleskines, bristol, printer paper - it's all fair game), so the more flexible the better.
I just ordered a set of Microns on the recommendations of earlier AskMeFi posts but I'm also looking for something thicker - around 1mm. I've been using the fine side of a black Prisma for this type of thing, but it's a bit too thick. It's also important that it plays nice with watercolors (for when I have time) and Prismacolor markers (for when I feel like coloring quickly).
Brush-style pens aren't my thing, but I'll get used to them if that's the only option I have to get this thickness. I'm not too familiar with pen tech, so I don't know what to expect exactly. I realize I'm looking for a lot... hopefully there's one pen out there that will do most of what I need!