I am not one to be drawn to traditional art supplies. I don’t tend to go gaga over watercolor papers or a specific brand of oil pastels. I usually just love the bizarre, non-traditional objects that I believe are destined to end up as art–like abandoned lunch trays, old silkscreen frames and Cracker Jack boxes.
My primary focus has been Xerography, and I’ve had little use for pens and pencils over the years. However, as I begin exploring new techniques for an upcoming series, I have to admit that I have fallen in love with the Sakura Pigma Micron pens.
They are a fairly inexpensive alternative to the technical pen. I am particularly in love with the Micron 05. You have to use a very light touch, which isn’t really my norm, but the delicate results are just unbelievable. They are pigment based, don’t bleed or feather, and they are archival.