It's really WAY too light for me. I wish it were heavier so I wouldn't be so tempted to push down on the tip. It's almost like there's nothing in my hand and it's annoying.
faucet drawing in my Mead cream colored paper journal....
It fits my hand nearly perfectly. The taper of the barrel end and section feel so nice, and I don't see how it could be made any more comfortable to hold except by making it HEAVIER!
This is what I hate about all markers and marker pens - at least all the ones that I've used - the tips are scratchy and rough. At best they're only semi-rough. I hate em. But it serves a purpose. I'd use my fountain pens on the wood blocks but I don't want to tear my nibs up on the wood. I might end up getting something decent but cheap with some Noodler's X-Feather or something that will work on wood so I don't have to bother with stupid Sharpies anymore.
Here's a drawing on my current block. These are two of my block carving tools, drawn in pencil, detailed in Sharpie pen, then colored over with a giant red Sharpie to provide contrast. Doing this allows me to easily see where I've made cuts and how things are looking. Look in the lower left corner to see this...
When drawing, it almost feels like I'm scratching at the paper rather than drawing on it, but that's how all these fiber tips feel to me. On wood it doesn't matter so much b/c the wood is already pretty rough. Fountain pens have spoiled me.
Ugh. I have been so spoiled by the wide array of FP inks out there. This stuff is awful and only passes as black if you call gray black.. Also wish the pen wrote a lot wetter. It's so awfully dry for my purposes. Here it only JUST serves a purpose.
Non-refillable as far as I can tell. Throw it away when you're done. Too bad it's $10 for three of them. I hate disposable pens. I'd rather refill than toss..
But like I said... it serves a purpose.
Edited by watch_art, 15 June 2011 - 17:42.