Pen & ink is a classic medium, rich in history yet remains fresh and vital to both the current fine art and graphic design communities worldwide.
Pastimes For A Lifetime has successfully sourced an affordable art or technical pen that provides excellent results and is environmentally friendly: the Copic Multiliner SP Pen.
The Copic® Multiliner SP inking pens use waterproof, bleed proof, and pigment-based ink. Once the ink is dry, watercolor and other paint washes may be applied without disturbing or damaging the ink. In addition to black, Copic offers 17 ink colors including olive green, cool gray, cobalt blue and sepia.
The durable aluminum pen is responsive to changes in hand pressure, ensuring smooth ink flow. Drawing long lines, stippling, hatching or cross-hatching are effortless.
Nib sizes range from 0.03 to 0.7. They also offer a special brush nib, ideal for inking large areas.
The deciding factor in carrying the Copic® Multiliner SP pen was the replaceable nibs and refillable ink cartridges. No need to discard the entire pen if the nib is damaged or the ink runs out. No need to buy multiple pens just to use different nib size or ink color.
Pastimes For A Lifetime offers an affordable Pen & Ink Kit for its Pen & Ink 101 Course.
The Pen & Ink 101 Course covers basic illustration techniques including texture and tone. The course and kit are ideal for the detail-oriented artist and a foundation for anyone thinking of a career in illustration for fine art, cartoons and graphic novels or commercial art, book illustration and storyboards.
Linda Wehrli is the founder/instructor at Pastimes For A Lifetime, Inc. She is committed to continuing lifelong learning, inspiring creative thinking and sharing her passion for art with others since 1989.