Faber-Castell PITT artist pens

Chloe - my Bichon Frise - sketched using Faber-Castell PITT artist pens and colored in with watercolor and marker.
Chloe – my Bichon Frise – sketched using Faber-Castell PITT artist pens and colored in with watercolor and marker.
Sketching Chloe with Faber-Castell PITT artist pens
Sketching Chloe with Faber-Castell PITT artist pens
Chloe - my Bichon Frise - sketched using Faber-Castell PITT artist pens
Chloe – my Bichon Frise – sketched using Faber-Castell PITT artist pens

Yesterday, I bought neon pencils and tried them out with a simple geometric design. Unfortunately, the neon pencils were a big disappointment; they looked great in the package, but on paper, I had to press so hard and the color that came out was more of a chalky nature than neon bright. So I tried fooling around with the geographic image using my scanner. I got some fun results, but … those pencils had to go back! Barnes & Noble stood by their products and took the pencils back this morning. In exchange, I paid a little extra for a set of four Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. WP_20151112_001

I used two of the pens to create my little sketch of my dog on the chair, the thick brush for fat strokes in the eyes and nose, and then a finer tip for everything else. I like these pens – they are filled with Indian Ink and waterproof. Perfect for “doodlewashes.” My paper is pretty thin and can only handle light watercolor washes (very light!), so I finished up the coloring with markers.

I have lots more in mind for these pens. But it was nice trying them out on my dog.

Onto something else…

Have a creative, joyful day!

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24 thoughts on “Faber-Castell PITT artist pens

  1. You have really captured your little dog. The eyes are perfect! I will have to drag out my Pitt pens, they have gone to the back of the draw since I started using my Lamy fountain pen. I killed too many of the Pitts and Microns on the rougher papers I prefer to draw on. Karen

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  2. A good investment and nice artwork. I think I prefer the Pitt pens to the Micron, although both are good. I’ve learned F-C products are dependably good. You’ve inspired me to try Penny. I think mostly white animals are hard. (Animals in general, not easy in WC, I think.)

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  3. Your Chloe is beautiful and so is your sketch. Thank you for sharing your product experiments and reviews. It is always interesting and helpful to see what products are being used and how. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Those are great pens…same as micron pens and you will love them…if you like using the black pen outline sort of thing….a little advice..keep the caps on tight…and often…these sort of pens dry out easily and quickly and too expensive to waste!! Lovely drawing of Chloe!!!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I have a habit of leaving the caps off my pens, (microns), while I bounce back and forth between pencil, pen, and or pen size. Having just bought a set of the Faber-Castell PITT pens I will be careful to keep their caps on tight when not actually being used. Good information!

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