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In today’s post a peek into my art journal, where I’ve been doodling with my new Zig Art & Graphic pens.

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

Pens used; Zig Art & Graphic set of 12 Muted tones.

Sketchbook Used: Daler Rowney; Ebony Sketchook 

If you haven’t already, you have to try these pens! They are unlike anything else, but truly wonderful. The Art & Graphic pens work beautifully on the 150gsm acid free paper in the Daler Rowney sketchbooks.

Best wishes and see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’d like to share a picture of a little ATC created using Zig Art & graphic pens and my own Rock n Roll technique blended with Chinese brush painting techniques.

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

To find out more about how to create these flowers check out my Rock n Roll Flowers: video tutorial.

Best wishes and see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I will be reviewing; Zig Art & Graphic Pens

Zig Art & Graphic pens

Zig Art & Graphic pens

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Kuretake/ Zig Art & Graphic
  • Item number TUT-80/12V Muted
  • RRP at time of writing: £23

Reason For Buying

I had tried the Brushables and really enjoyed using them, however there is a much larger colour pallet available in the Art & Graphic range and wanting to paint flora and fauna these looked a good idea.

Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Twin tipped.
  • Water based dye ink
  • Xylene free & no smell
  • Rubber brush tip, HIGHLY flexible
  • Fine nib fiber tip at the other end.
  • Really juicy
  • You can scribble on to acrylic block and pick up the colour with damp brush to water-colour larger areas
  • Colour direct to rubber stamps for multi coloured images
  • Even though it is a large brush you can still get to fine point for fine detail

Cons

I haven’t got any, I love them. Perhaps a finer version of the rubber brush nib at the other end would have been good but the bullet nib is great for fine detail.

Build Quality

Superb, the lids are well-fitting but not too hard to remove. The pen colour number is printed on the pen barrel so if you need to replace a colour later on you will still have its details. The rubber nib is amazing, really flexible and the ink flow is perfect.

Value for Money

Fair for the quality. They may not be the cheapest pens around but they sure do earn their keep.

Would I buy it Again?

Yes, after ten minutes with this set, I ordered the brights and I’m looking out for the pastels set too. (All in sets of 12). For the rest, well I’ve a big birthday this year so guess whats going on my wish list.

Summing up

You just have to try them, they are amazing. The rubber nib is unlike anything else, it makes for a true brush like experience, even to the fact that the ink colour varies depending on the amount of pressure you put on the nib. As you lift off the pressure the colour lightens.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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