Last week I only used Pitt Artist Pens in my sketchbook (along with my usual ink lines) and I totally fell in love with them!
There is something really special about the crisp hard-edged marks they make and their colour is so vibrant and transparent. I’m also loving having totally buckle-free pages with no transfer of colour (like you get with coloured pencils). I think my architectural background is a big reason why I love this form of colour so much.
These markers do have certain limitations and I haven’t worked out the best way to cover large areas and/or do skies with them. So as I put this article together I realised that there is a lot more white space than usual!
Here are my pages
Bits and pieces including recording the start of my 1kg bag of Premium Earl Grey Tea (from Tea Leaves).
Mid-morning Village Green detail, plus a teacup and Mumbai sketch (also shared previously)
Village Green changes (renovation to begin soon?) and a little still life relating to Watercolour On Location (more details about the Live Version coming soon!)
Here is the finished sketch and full spread including my new pens from Larrypost as discussed in this article.
With all my Faber Castell product testing lately, I needed to purchase some more of my favourite pencil cases (Mead Five Star Pencil Pouch).
– fun layering for a coffee sketch including the white Pitt pen (which is opaque)
– 5 minute colouring
– swatches while trying to reduce my set of Pitt Pens.
Tests with my new Kakimori dip pen as shared previously. I added colour to the sketch on the right and it’s very pastel. Once again I could add more layers to it and adjust the colour but I’ve decided to leave it as it is.
Village Green sketch using the new Dual Nib Pitt Pens (with a big brush tip). These are not available yet but Faber Castell Australia gave me a few samples. Although bulkier, these new Pitt Pens are even nicer than the standard ones. 🙂
So in summary: While there are occasions when I miss my watercolour I’m not ready to give up using the Pitt Artist Pens yet!
And finally… just a reminder ( if you are in Australia) of the Faber Castell Australia’s Colour4LIfe competition. Are you making a submission? Find out more here.