Kind of sad because my Faber Castell PITT pen set’s M and S pens ran out of ink. My search for an immediately accessible substitute yielded a Pilot Preciase V7 rolling ball pen with black ink, which I’m willing to bet is not filled with archival-quality ink. I’m glad I bought it out of curiosity some time ago. The black of its ink is black enough for me. I hope it matches my pen brush’s black ink. I’ll just have to replace a couple of PITT pens later.
I had drawn this semi-elaborate coffee lady scene, inspired by burlesque images, and wanting to practice for a specific themed piece I promised my wife. Its a shame I didn’t scan the pencil version before inking it. The rendering was worth a look. Nonetheless, here’s the initially inked piece (on the right), before any further activity. This included so you can check out the ink line weight and quality. I then used pen-brush to stylize, color, shade, and adorn (this last sentence sounds like a set of hair stylist instructions).
As for the ink pen experimentation, jury is still out. The Pilot Precise V7 delivers a fine line, but globs-up a bit, even after careful cleaning. However, the rolling ball point pen called Pilot Precise V7 wins today because there is no handy rival in the vecinity.
I hope you like it. There will be more pen and ink nonsense whether I have the good ones, or not. I’ll use sticks and ink if I have to. Thanks for dropping by, have a great holiday, and an excellent art time!