Mid way through the year, it finally happened. I FOUND THE PERFECT PEN. I had been searching for years for the perfect sketching pen. In college I was all about the ballpoint. Later on it was all about Micron. Then I came close early this year with the Pentel Hybrid Technica. THEN, when I thought I could do no better, fate intervened and I found the glorious Pilot G-TEC-C4. The most perfect pen I have ever sketched with. I have done about 2 full sketchbooks with the Pilot and I have been loving it. However I haven't painted in SO LONG. Mostly due to the fact that my paints were in storage when I moved to SF. Now that I'm back in Vancouver and my office is mostly set up I found the time to paint. I had been looking forward to it since.......well it seems like forever! So today, I painted. I painted on top of my sketch and..... the EFFING INK BLED.
It never bled with the Micron, but the felt tips wore down after 1 or 2 pages and I was going through a pen a week. With the Pilot I can actually use up the ink completely (which can last anywhere from 3-5 weeks). AND I love sketching with it.... It feels great and the lines are really nice.
So now I am torn. There is no way I want to give up my gouache. There is no way I want to give up this pen.
WHAT. A. PICKLE.