I really love most aspects of my Copic Multiliner SP tech pens. I can replace the nibs, I can replace the ink cartridges, the felt nibs have just the right amount of give, the metal barrels are pretty tough. The only thing I don't like about them is that since the sizes have worn off the cap, it's become a bit of a scavenger hunt to find the nib size I'm looking for. It's not horribly inconvenient, but it does take precious inking time, and I've decided to remedy that by color coordinating my pens. If I were super fancy, I'd have a different tape for each pen, but I am not super fancy, so I've had to combine color bands for applications. I tend to use two pens at a time- say a .5 for the face and a .7 for the rest of the figure, so while I'll still have to fish around, it'll shorten that fishing time considerably.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Tip: Color Code Your Inking Pens
Vigilante comic artist, illustrator, and comic craft blogger at www.nattosoup.blogspot.com. I have an MFA from SCAD in Sequential Art, which means I'm highly educated in the art of drawing funny picture books. I specialize in comics aimed at young girls, and enjoy the finer things in life- seinen manga, whiney autobio graphic novels, and science fiction.