I’ve had my Surface Pro 3 tablet for over three years now and I decided it was time to get a new pen. I put a lot of miles on my Surface Pro 3’s pen over those years. Drawing weekly comics, a pair of coloring books, and other cartooning adds up. Why Get a New Surface Pen? The Surface Pro 3’s original pen was “good enough” for me when I… Read More »
Each brush pen is different. Some are great for sketching, others are better for fine details (JetPens offers this handy brush pen guide). Last time, I reviewed the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, which many cartoonists love (including myself). Note: this post first appeared on my other website, clattertron.com. Today, I’m reviewing another Pentel Brush Pen, the Fude Extra Fine Tip Brush Pen. (I learned about both pens via the Inktober website)… Read More »
I always wanted to try a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Why? Aside from adding to my ever-growing pen collection, I like the look brush pens offer when it comes to inking. Note: this post first appeared on my other website, clattertron.com. Strokes from brush pens are the weird uncles¹ at the pen family reunion: average one moment, wobbly the next, and always random.
I love a good sketchbook, and I like trying new sketchbooks when I get the chance. For my latest sketchbook purchase, I picked up a Bee Paper Super Deluxe (9” x 12”). It sports a sticker on the front claiming it is “The Only Sketch Book You Will Ever Need.” Additionally, the sticker says the paper can handle pencil, ink, crayon, watercolor, and more. Note: this post first appeared on… Read More »
I started using Blambot fonts for my comics (with this one). Why? After years of hand-lettering my digital comics, I decided to shake things up. Blambot Fonts: The Switch I never used Clip Studio Paint‘s font tool the past because I wasn’t crazy about the default fonts. This changed after I went to Blambot’s site and tried out a few of their free fonts. I downloaded a few free fonts… Read More »