I know, I know – it’s been awhile. But I’m back to share with you a list of some of my favorite pens and pencils. I’m listing my top 4 pens and my favorite pencil. These are the tools I use whenever I need something that I know I can count on. Let’s get straight to it!
Favorite Pens and Pencil
Of course, the ultimate duo- the Tombow Fudenosuke . Both hard and soft have different purposes. If you’re a beginner, I suggest the hard tip. It’s very easy to use, and the variation between thick and thins are easier to maintain.
Pigma Microns are some of the most versatile pens for lettering artists and illustrators. There’s a huge variety of tip sizes and I LOVE IT. It’s great for stippling, detailed thin lines, and also really great for monoline lettering. But there are other variations of Pigma pens that are also great, like the graphic and brush pens.
Sai Watercolor Brush Pens are definitely super fun and has beautiful colors. I also really love the dry brush effect that happens when you write with the quickly. If you’d like to see an example of how I used these pens for a wedding invitation head to this blog.
Pentel Sign Pens have a felt-tip and writes very similar to the hard Tombow. The greatest thing is that they come in all different colors and are pretty easy to use.
And lastly, my favorite pencil, in fact, my absolute FAVORITE pencil is a Paper Mate Clearpoint Lead Pencil. Pencils are awesome at drawing everything, making marks, and sketching out all the ideas and layouts you have. There’s something very permanent about pens, and I think it makes me scared to push the limits of letters. Whereas a pencil is much better since it’s not permanent. Plus, I have an absolute love for the sketchy lines. And this lead pencil is awesome because I love the way it feels in my hands and the eraser is the best. Really great wooden pencil that I’ve been using a lot of lately is a Ticonderoga pencil. I love how sharp the lead can get!
Honorable Mentions: Whenever I have to draw on dark paper, I do love me some Sakura Gelly Rolls. They are usually dependable and give great bright colors. For really great guides and articles on pens, I refer to jetpens.com