I finally got my hands on a pencil that I’ve liked for a long time — the Koh-I-Noor Triograph. I fully realize that it’s not a writing pencil, but a sketch pencil. From the Koh-I-Noor website’s product page:
These 5.6mm lead pencils are excellent for working in large areas and for quick, loose strokes; they blend extraordinarily well too.
They can be used alone or in combination with a plethora of artistic media to achieve effects as unique as the individual artist.
That’s a little fancier that I get, folks. But man, they’re gorgeous. I love the stain on the wood barrel:
I also really like triangular barrels. That was definitely a big decision factor for me.
So when my pencils arrived from Jetpens (Disclosure: I received these pencils at no charge for review purposes), I opened then excitedly. Continue reading
Exciting news, you guys — I was honored to be a guest on The Pen Addict podcast this week! Brad and Myke are great guys — I’ve been talking to Brad for a few years now, and I’m a big fan of Myke’s other podcasts from the mighty 5by5 network, like CMD+Space and Bionic, so listening to this one regularly is a no brainer.
I was a guest on The Pen Addict podcast this week! Click the graphic to check it out.
Finally got my pencils back from Tony for the Woodclinched Pencil Vector Pack, so I wanted to compare them to see how well he did.
He changed some details here and there; the color of the Eagle Flash; the eraser color of the Golden Bear, but man, it looks good to me.
The Confidant, a notebook by Baron Fig. Photo from BaronFig.com.
When it comes to the Baron Fig notebook, I totally missed the boat. I definitely heard about it the day the Kickstarter launched, but when it came time to pledge, I either didn’t have $20 I could spend on a pledge, or I just had other stuff going on. Excuses, excuses.
Long story short; I’m excited that they’re about to sell their notebook! According to the website, the Kickstarted product is called the “Confidant” and will be on sale for $20 starting Tuesday, March 4. Continue reading
I just opened my back of “Drink Local” edition Field Notes and started writing in the golden Pilsner notebook. It’s gorgeous, and the 120# “Dull” coated cover is amazing to touch, and holds up well in my back pocket.
My only problem? The inside cover. It’s black, and none of my pencils can leave a visible mark.
At Target today, I found a five-pack of gel pens on clearance which included one in white. It has the smeary, skippy ink flow that many cheap gel pens have, but it does the trick:
I guess gel pens do have their uses outside of tweens doodling in notebooks. I guess I’ll keep this pen around for just this occasion.