Copic Gasenfude brush pen

The Copic Gasenfude is a disposable, nylon bristle tip brush pen, and something I’d been wanting to try out for a while, since Copic’s only other brush pens, from the Multiliner series, are felt tips.

Copic Gasenfude US packaging.

The Gasenfude has been available in Japan a while, but not many reputable online retailers had it available until recently, when a version of it finally released for US markets. I picked one up from the Copic booth at Emerald City Comicon this year.

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Kuretake ZIG Fudebiyori Metallic pens

On a routine pen refill order, I impulsed the Kuretake ZIG fudebiyori metallic pens in gold and silver to make free shipping.

Last year I played around with various gold inks and gold acrylic paint, but other than the tried and true Uni-ball Signo gel ink pens, I haven’t really tried many metallic pens and never a metallic brush pen… These were a lot of fun.

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2016 Artist Alley Survey results

Well, so much for finishing mid-February, but it’s still earlier than last year!

The 2016’s survey netted 650 responses (down from 2015) for over 250 different conventions (way up from 2015!).

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Winsor & Newton watercolor marker

Apparently, I bought the Winsor & Newton watercolor marker in Payne’s gray sometime last year and promptly forgot about it, but it works out because now I can follow up on my review of the Winsor & Newton pigment marker sooner rather than later.

Winsor & Newton watercolor marker, Payne’s gray, on Bristol board.

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Winsor & Newton pigment marker

I found this Winsor & Newton pigment marker still in its individual clear wrapper while straightening up my desk the other day.

I’m pretty sure Winsor & Newton was handing them out as a promotional item at a convention last year, or at least, I don’t have any record of having actually bought this marker myself. Which is good because I don’t like it at all.

Winsor & Newton pigment marker cool grey 5. I still don’t know which way ampersands go.

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