An old friendPosted: September 29, 2015
For years I sketched exclusively with a good old Pilot Fineliner pen. In fact the first sketch I did on this blog was with that pen. I stopped using it when I started adding colour to my sketches because the ink is water-soluble and it dirtied up the colour, but recently I bought a few of them and today I found myself downtown without my palette so decided to use it. I remember why I liked it so much. It’s got a very pointy nib which makes it great for drawing (unlike my usual Micron pens which have a flatter nib) and when you lightly wet it, it’s just like having some Payne’s grey on your brush. It seemed just right for the grey stone of the Strathcona Music Building at McGill University.