I saw something on a live video from CHA that I wanted to try out; I had no idea what they were using on the demo as far as pens and tips went, but I figured I wanted to try it bad enough.. so I grabbed ALL of them lol. Typically these pens are used for Manga art and inking in illustrations, but I saw them or…. something like these used for something else entirely and I wanted to have a play.
Admittedly I will probably use them for the intended use as well.. now that Steve over at CraftingAbility popped in a few extras for me to try out. I wasn’t expecting a beginners guide to drawing Manga to be tucked into my order and a new Manga Pen I haven’t tried yet… but heh.. why not .. LOL.
I had a quick flick through the booklet and it has some easy beginner examples and guides .. some info on drawing faces, clothing folds, shadows and highlights and lightsource so all the basics we learn in drawing and coloring. So, maybe I’ll have a little play with that. I don’t draw by any stretch of the imagination.. but even I like to doodle now and then. Usually when I am on the phone chatting haha..I am notorious for doodling on anything at hand haha.
Now bear in mind I have not used an ink pen in YEARS.. so it will take some practice to get used to working with ink again. But I am excited to play with these and then try out that idea I saw at CHA. I have quite a few different Zig Kuretake products, as you know if you are a regular … some bought, some provided free of charge for testing and to provide projects for review….and so far.. I have not been dissappointed in anything. Seriously.. I refuse to say something is great if I don’t like it…so when I say I like it or LOVE it as is most often the case… I mean it. Now anyone who is a regular knows I like to experiment and play with allsorts of ideas, and that I love trying new techniques..so take into account your own personal styles and tastes when picking products.. what suits one does not suit all.
Ok so what did I order...everything on this page lol…
I picked up the pen nib holder… can’t do much without one of those lol. It’s a nice lacquered wood with a rubber grip. I have to admit I am not a big fan of pens with rubber grips usually, but this one is nice and comfy and I don’t feel like I am getting stuck on it when I move my fingers around like some. I have hypermobile joints and sometimes my hands lose grip when they flare up…. but just playing with it out of the packet.. it seems to be something I’ll work fine with. It’s not too fat , nor to thin and the rubber grip is smooth.. haha I sound like I popped out of Goldilocks and the three bears ..oops
I picked up a pack of each of the nibs to test them out, since I really didn’t know which ones would work best for what I have in mind, plus a selection of nibs would be useful for a few other things I had in mind… all of which you will see in posts coming this month.. maybe even a few short vids for a bit of fun.
I’ll share more on the Manage Drawing guide and Manga Flexible Pen in another post.