This first review is of Faber-Castell's set of four Black Fineliner PITT Artist Pens. The set comes with four different sized nibs, X-superfine, Superfine, Fine and Medium. The ink in the PITT Artist Pen line is great for everything from sketching to finished inking and because they are waterproof they also work great with watercolor paint. The reusable pouch they come in makes this a great little set to have for home use or travel.
This is a sample of the line width of the X-superfine nib.
Here is the Superfine nib.
The Fine nib.
The Medium nib.
I used the Superfine sized nib to sketch out these mash-ups of Peanuts characters with superheroes.
I finished inking them using the Medium, Fine and X-superfine nibs. I then colored them with colored pencils.
This is Charlie Brown as Captain America.
Here is Lucy as Wonder Woman.
Pig-Pen as The Thing.
Linus as Batman.
Woodstock as Robin.
Sally as the Invisible Woman (Sue Storm).
And finally Snoopy as the Green Lantern.
The group inked and colored.
Overall I find the Faber-Castell PITT Black Fineliner Artist Pens to be workhorses that I use everyday. Whether it's just sitting around watching TV and sketching or working on a finished piece the PITT Artist Pens are always my first choice. The ink quality is consistent, they are reasonably priced and they last quite awhile.
Thanks again to Lisa Brody at Faber-Castell for sending me these fine products to review. Be sure to check back for future reviews of Faber-Castell products as well as more product reviews of Pilot Pens and Strathmore Artist Papers. Of course there will also be more Cartoonist Surveys. Both of the next two upcoming Cartoonist Survey participants have received awards from the National Cartoonists Society, FoxTrot's Bill Amend and illustrator Mark Brewer.