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Sakura Micron Review


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#1 all my hues

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:09

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Portable, reliable, permanent. Chances are, if you're someone who's constantly on the go and looking for art pens, those are the three top factors which appeal to you. Sakura Micron pens are an excellent alternative to the messier (though somewhat more professional) dip pens, and far more travel-friendly. These are great for beginners to the pen & ink medium as well as professionals who don't want to bother with the hassle of cleaning and taking care of dip pens. Just uncap, post, and off you go :-) Though I love the old-fashioned feel of dip pens, Sakura Micron art pens are, for me, the next best thing.

Read the whole review here (http://all-my-hues.livejournal.com/8325.html).

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#2 someonesdad

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:20

Nice review and nice drawings! I found these pens a number of years ago at a local art store and bought a number of different sizes. They're really nothing more than felt tip pens, but the ink is supposed to be archival. They aren't as black as an India ink, but they're more convenient than a dip or fountain pen. I used them for inking mechanical drawings and they work well with relieved triangles or straightedges. They come in different colors. There's also a brush pen available. I wound up giving them to my daughter, as I just didn't use them enough. If I was an artist like all my hues, I would have definitely used them more.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:37

great review, and I enjoyed looking at your drawings! I like these pens too - even for a casual doodler who likes to splash watercolor around sometimes, they are very handy. As you said, good for the perennial beginner, because they won't crust up and dry out like technical pens, or leak and explode in your bag. BTDT embarrassed_smile.gif

#4 all my hues

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 23:28

Update: I just added the review for the Sakura Micron Brush pen, cousin of the marker pens.

Read it here: http://all-my-hues.l...l.com/9165.html






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