I hope you’re all doing good and keeping super creative! So I decided to start a little run of blog posts called ” Inky tips” that’s basically a mixture of illustration tips and chatter about a variety of creative things that I wanted to share with you.
Recently I got asked a lot about what types of materials I use for my illustration work so I thought why not just blog about one or two as I go along , so today’s post is about one of the inky fine liners I use by Staedtler.
Inky tip 1 : The Staedtler fine liners that I use come in a mixture of nib sizes from 0.05 ( thinnest) to 0.7 ( thickest). My favourite nib of choice has to be 0.3 as it gives me just the right depth of line and strong black pigment I’m looking for in my work .
Though I have to say I often buy the multi size sets so that I get a variety of nibs to work with so if you’re new and want to try these out I’d give this set a try ! p.s you can see in my picture here what size’s you get with the standard 4 pen pack 🙂 .
Inky tip 2 : Another pro point is these are water proof pens on paper so if you like to add watercolour to your work, markers or accidentally spill anything you don’t have to worry about your ink smudging or bleeding onto your page.
Inky tip 3 : If you get extremely distracted or walk off to tend to other to do’s like me and completely forgot you left your pens on the desk uncapped *gasp* you might worry about your pens drying up! Well this last pretty cool feature of these inky pens is they have an 18 hour cap off time so your lovely pen won’t dry up if your happen to wonder off!
Price wise : You can pick up single pens for about £2.47 online and the pack of four for around £6.00 from places like www.cultpens.com aswell as your local stationary or craft store.
I hope this little post is helpful , I do use another inky fine liner by UniPin to and combine the two in my work. What types of fine liners do you use ? If you have one that you recommend be sure to let me know as I’d love to give them a try.