When I first got the kuru toga mechanical pencil I thought the idea was silly and it was just another mechanical pencil. But after using it for several days I realized it is not just another mechanical pencil. It feels good in my hand and draws a steady width with each stroke.
I am used to being a little frustrated with my mechanical pencils, I have a heavy hand and the tip breaks often during use. Not with the Kuru Toga. You only have to press the top once to feed the lead out. Each time you lift the pencil from your drawing the lead rotates to give you an even point. I liked this pencil. I tried doing a zentangle with it as you can see in the photo. I only had to feed the lead out once.
This is not the first time I have purchased from Jet Pens. My favorite product from the website is the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen . I have tried many VERY EXPENSIVE Japanese brush pens from synthetic to pure sable tips. The is the first brush pen to give me an even flow every time. I hasn't dried up on me and is very reliable. It's my favorite of all time!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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This is an oil sketch done in a watercolor moleskine while on a paint out with the San Diego Art Institute at Lake Murray, in San Diego, CA. I have also included the video which shows the other artist painting and the lake area.