In this blogpost, let’s talk about pens! To some, a good pen holds high sentimental value as it’s used to jot down moments of joy, the birth of ideas, letters or postcards to penpals… or perhaps it was simply gifted by a loved one.
If you’re unsure of what pen to add to your collection next, here’s something that may help:
ROLLERBALL / GEL PENS
The smoother, upgraded version of ballpoint pens. These affordable pens come in many different brands and colors, like Pilot’s FRIXION & Pop’lol series, and Sakura’s Gelly Rolls. Other than writing, rollerball/gel pens are suitable for doodles and illustrations as well due to how smoothly their inks glide on paper - we LOVE them! (actually, it’s safe to say that we love all pens haha)
Pilot Frixion - RM 6.90 each
Sakura Gelly Roll - RM 4.90 each
Pilot Pop’lol - RM 3.90 each
If you’re looking for a quick-drying ink pen, drawing pens would be a perfect fit. Coming in many point sizes, the ink in these babies are usually permanent and water-resistant - which means that you can run watercolor, highlighters or brush pens over the lines and they’ll remain just as crisp as ever!
Brush pens are probably one of the most versatile writing tools due to their flexible nature. While they’re mainly used for brush lettering, many artists like using them to illustrate as well as it gives their drawing a softer edge.
If you wish to dabble in calligraphy without nibs, pen holders and the likes, grab one of our most popular brush pens below and experiment away! If you would like a super quick calligraphy session, just approach any of us in-store and we’ll be glad to demonstrate!
Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pen - RM 10.50 each
Koi Coloring Brush Pen - RM 5.80
Pentel Fude Touch Brush Sign Pen - RM 4.90 each
We hope this quick guide helped. If you have any topic you’d like us to cover in our next newsletter, do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - also don't forget to use the hashtag #artwithstickerrific we’d love to hear from you! Until then, happy writing, all!