Pencil Case Review: Tombow Irojiten Set with Portable Case – Limited Edition

Pencil Case Review: Tombow Irojiten Set with Portable Case – Limited Edition

Review by Tina Koyama It’s no secret that I love Tombow Irojiten colored pencils, inside and out. Aside from their beautiful glossy white lacquer and even more beautiful end caps, these wax-based pencils are a delight to use. As much as I could go on about them, I won’t repeat what I wrote in my…

Mechanical Pencil Lead Review: Caran d’Ache 2mm Colored Leads

Mechanical Pencil Lead Review: Caran d’Ache 2mm Colored Leads

Review by Tina Koyama Mechanical pencils and lead holders are not a large part of my (otherwise vast) stationery stash. I have a few clutches for art materials, and I keep a couple of mechanicals on principle, but I love woodcased pencils so much more for tactical and esthetic reasons that I don’t reach for…

Pencil Review: Cretacolor Graphite Aquarell

Review by Tina Koyama In July, I attended the 10th annual International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Amsterdam. Aside from barely surviving a record-breaking heatwave of temps up to 107 F, I had a wonderful time with my tribe of 1,500 sketchers from around the globe. It was my sixth symposium since 2013. One of the…