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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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Refilling the Daiso fountain pen

A few months ago I made an important discovery: international long and short standard ink refill cartridges fit the Daiso brand fountain pen.

Daiso brand refills for the fountain pen alongside Waterman inks in international long/short cartridges.

Daiso brand refills for the fountain pen alongside Waterman inks in international long/short cartridges.

This is great to know because Daiso stores are pretty inconsistent as far as what they stock regularly. What’s there one week might be gone the next, never to be seen again. My local Daiso store has had their fountain pen in stock pretty consistently for the last year or so, but it’s always sort of a surprise. I always expect it to be gone.

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Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pen

I like being able to add grey tone to my pen sketches sometimes, so in addition to regular black brush pens, I’m always on the lookout for good grey brush pens.

Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pen -- mouse gray

Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pen — mouse gray

Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens come in a variety of colors, but to start off, at least, I was only interested in their grey.

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Kuretake no. 14 brush pen

As I’ve said, Kuretake’s brush pen numbering scheme really makes no sense. The Kuretake #13 is a cartridge-filled, synthetic hair brush, but the Kuretake #14 is a disposable felt tip, nevermind that Kuretake has several un-numbered lines of disposable felt tips??

Kuretake #14 brush pen.

Kuretake #14 brush pen.

But whatever. Every brush pen’s worth a go, yeah?

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