Tuesday 25 August 2015

A Plethora of P's.

I am still enjoying my Derwent Sepia pens which I was given last week. Ecshelton was asking if I preferred the Derwent Graphik Line Markers or the Micron colour range. First of all I have to say that I am not a great fan of the Micron pens, simply because there is a sharp uncomfortable ridge just where I like to put my fingers when I hold the pen. From that point of view alone the Derwent Graphik Black and Sepia pens win hands down. They come in a variety of sizes and I prefer the tone of the Derwent Sepia pens, the Micron Sepia is a little dark in my opinion.

However when it comes to the coloured versions it is a slightly different story. The Derwent Graphik Coloured Line Markers only seem to come in size 0.5, which is a little large for me apart from blocking in. I don't know if the Micron Coloured pens come in smaller sizes but I only have the 0.5 size for these too. For colouring I prefer the Micron pens. The Derwent coloured pens has very gluppy ink which comes out in globules at times and at other times runs dry. It has a ball bearing in it and you have to shake it to get it going again, or press the tip and then a whole load of ink comes out:-( There are twenty colour choices in the range and have marvellous names for the colours, Billy for one of the blues, Rain for the purple, and Tickled for - yes you guessed it - the Pink lol.

So overall if I had to choose between them I would choose the Derwent Pens as they are so much more comfortable and I use the black and sepia ones more frequently than the coloured pens.

P is the letter of the week for SuzyMosh's New To Me Challenge. There is a plethora of P tangles to choose from, 3 pages on Tanglepatterns.com in fact! I have already used most of the official Zentangle® P patterns, the old favourites like Pokeroot/leaf, Purk, Pendrills, Pepper etc. All had to be left behind but still there were plenty of others to choose from. I chose just three, all of which are new to me, Paizol, Podz and Pippin. I shall use all of them again, but I didn't get Pippin quite right. I started with each pippin in a different place and then filled in, but i now realise it needed to begin in one place and circle outwards. I will know next time. This tile is a bit 'Meh', I would do it again but I must get on with other things today:-)


  1. I love your pop of green. I hadn't seen Derwent grafix pens before, but i know that coloured microns go right down to the 005 size.Hard to get but I have a pack of 01 sized coloured ones. IMO I think its easier to tangle in colour using staedlter triplus fineliners, but I don't do that very often. :)


  2. thanks for the great intel YT!

  3. Thanks for the pens intel. Nice little tile. Thanks for being part of the TNTM challenge this week!

  4. Good to hear about the pens ... and I didn't realized Micron went small in color. Now of course that ridge will bother me - the one I never noticed before :) :) Nice tile ... put a little green in some Pippin "leaves" if you want it to pop more - just a suggestion :) :)

    ~ Diane Clancy

  5. fyi, the Micron Sepia color is a dark brown...the Micron Brown is a nice sepia. Go figure! I learned this after I bought a set of the Sepia and I wish I had the Brown, but I do have a few individual pens. Now I have a new pen to buy and try!