Pen Review: White Markers from Faber-Castell & Pentel

Pen Review: White Markers from Faber-Castell & Pentel

I am always looking for the best possible opaque white markers and pens for adding highlights, details or accents to my lettering and artwork. So when I saw the Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen in White ($15.50 for the set of 4) and the Pentel Milky Brush Pen in White ($6.50) I knew I would have…

Pencil Review: Uni EMOTT 0.9 mm 4-Color Mechanical Pencil Set – Tropical

Pencil Review: Uni EMOTT 0.9 mm 4-Color Mechanical Pencil Set – Tropical

The Uni Emott line has become recognizable for its minimal exterior aesthetic and its wide range of sign pen options. What was a new discovery was the the Emott Mechanical Colored Pencil Sets. There are currently three set available: Tropical, Refresh and Nostalgic ($13.50 each). Each set features four colors and a tube of lead…

Watercolor Review: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Palette Graphite Colors

Watercolor Review: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Palette Graphite Colors

Review by Tina Koyama Although I’m mostly a colored and graphite pencil sketcher, sometimes I get into a painty mood. If I haven’t used paints in a while, though, I get a bit overwhelmed by choosing and mixing colors; I just want to grab a brush and hit the page with it. That’s what I…

Scissors Review: Nakabayashi Sakutto Cut Hikigiri

Scissors Review: Nakabayashi Sakutto Cut Hikigiri

Did you all see JetPens’ video about “over-engineered Japanese scissors”? Even as I chuckled at the irreverence, I found myself becoming increasingly fascinated by so many scissors and cutters that I didn’t know I needed! I managed to resist the Sun-Star 7-Blade Shredders (which look like they belong on the ends of Johnny Depp’s wrists),…

Sketchbook Review: BUKE A5 Size Hardcover Sketchbook Journal – 180Gsm Ultra Bamboo Paper

Sketchbook Review: BUKE A5 Size Hardcover Sketchbook Journal – 180Gsm Ultra Bamboo Paper

The BUKE A5 Size Hardcover Sketchbook Journal (currently selling for $13.34) is kind of an amazing little sketchbook. First, the price! I think when I ordered it, it was about $15.50 which is still incredibly inexpensive. The sketchbook came in a matte, white box with an iridescent foil feather on the box. Inside, the sketchbook…