Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pen and Ink - Uniball UM151 Brown Black

I am finding I really enjoy using this pen.  The brown black is not as harsh looking as black and a nice change from the Lexington Gray.

The Uniball glides on the paper and does well over top of watercolor, where as some pens and inks balk a bit at doing so.  Less pressure and I am achieving very faint thin lines.  With a little more pressure and I get the darker lines.........at least on this paper surface (Stillman & Birn Alpha - vellum paper).

One of the things I tried to keep in mind as I was sketching these was NOT to completely outline but to leave a few broken line areas.  I have a tendency to forget that unless the pen skips and I just carry on.


4 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

I like the brown-black too. It gives your drawings a warm feel.

larry said...

I've fallen in love with these pens as well, and thank Pete Scully for my own discovery of them.

I've found the .38 is a nice compliment to the .28 and I now carry sets of black and brown-black with me all the time. Also have a green one that I want to exercise :-)

Have you found refills for the brown-black? Jet Pens has them for black but not brown-black.

Love your sketches, by the way.

Cheers --- Larry

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Sandy. :-)

Susan Bronsak said...

Thanks, Larry. And I've only tried the brown black. I looked and like you could only find refills for the black. I like the fact the point doesn't get caught in paper fibers like fountain pen nibs can. Although I do love my fountain pens as well ;-)

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