Last week Nicole from Pentel sent me some pens to try out and review. Included in the package was a 4-pen set of Pentel Hybrid Technicas in sizes 03, 04, 05, 06; a Pentel Brush Pen and a Pentel Stylo Sketch Pen.
(As always, click on any of the pictures for a larger view.)
The Pentel Hybrid Technicas and the Pentel Brush Pen that comes with two refill cartridges.
The Pentel Stylo Sketch Pen.
Here are the pens out of their packages.
The nibs in relation to each other.
This compares the line widths.
At first I wasn't sure about the Stylo Sketch Pen, but after playing around with its flexible nib for a while, I really got to like it and found it quite comfortable to use. The Hybrid Technicas have very smooth ink that doesn't skip. The Brush Pen has a great feel to it, but since I don't usually use a brush to ink, it will require me to work at it. I'm sure that if you ink with a brush all the time it will quickly become a convenient go-to item when you don't feel like carrying around both a brush and a bottle of ink. All and all I highly recommend all of the Pentel products that were sent to me with the Stylo Sketch Pen being my favorite of the lot. One thing I will have to check out is how the Stylo will hold up when using it with watercolors or an ink wash because it is a water-based, dye ink.
This is a quick sketch I inked with each pen for comparison.
The book below is by Sherm Cohen (Cartoonist Survey #120) and is what I used for backgrounds when taking the pictures of the pens. Due to the fact that I am getting old and forgetful, over the years I somehow managed to purchase multiple copies of this great book. One lucky reader of David Wasting Paper will benefit from my absent-mindedness and will win their very own copy.
For your chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post with your contact email address anytime between now and next Friday, July 22, 2011, prior to midnight Eastern Time. Only one entry per person and this giveaway is limited to US residents. I will choose a winner randomly from all of the comments using Random.org. I'll post the contest winner on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Thanks again Nicole for sending me these wonderful Pentel products to try out!