Artist Showcase

Carol Foldvary-Anderson, Innovator: Professional Artist/Designer/Published Illustrator/Arts Educator Back To Top

I was searching for a technique and approach in creating landscapes that would be consistent, recognizable, and also have a distinct look, that I could call my own. I found the technique in working with Sakura’s Cray-pas Oil Pastels. Using Cray-pas, I can get this magical effect, with a template I design myself and “smudging” the Oil Pastels from the template to the finished art piece. I call these works “Oil Pastel Smudge”.

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Phillip Patterson, Modern Day Biblical Scribe Back To Top

In all my research the Pigma Micron emerged as the smartest choice for a project that would have to produce tens of thousands of words over 2400 super sized pages. The nibs gave me a smoothness and a consistency, even across the roughness of a toothy watercolor paper. Perhaps the thing that impressed me the most was how it fit between my fingers. After writing for several hours per day, my hands refused to be tired. In the end there were no smudges, no runs, and I could erase over it with no worries. The Pigma Micron gave me the ability to create elegant flourishes time and again. Oh, and one more thing. It makes writing fun.

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Leslie Sabella, Artist/Yoga Instructor Back To Top

I have been using Pigma Micron Pens for over ten years. As an illustration artist, I love using all sizes of pens but especially like 005 and 01 to create intricate, fine details within my designs.

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Elly Sienkiewicz, Quilting Designer and Teacher Back To Top

I love using Sakura's Specialist Cray-Pas as it allows me to create special blending effects on my silhouettes. I also love the Pigma Micron as it is ideal for long-lasting, archival signatures and embellishments. I use the Pigma Micron for various projects such as outlining my silhouettes and for Copperplate Calligraphy.

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Turtle Wayne, Artist Back To Top

I love Sakura Micron Pens. I've been using all the different sizes for over 20 years now.

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Angie Trotter, Artist Back To Top

Absolutely love the Gelly Roll pens especially the Stardust Clear which allows me to create the illusion of a soft elevated detail.

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Kelly Guthrie, Integration Analyst Back To Top

It's the pens that make the art! I just guide the pen. I use 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper..these Micron pens do not bleed. The paper is textured, the Micron tips are small enough to precisely maneuver between the ridges when I need a smooth texture. The ink stays true for years. There is no better pen for the bugs I like to create!

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Angie Trotter, Artist Back To Top

I love the Micron pens - they keep me from making a mess plus they are easliy transported.

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Gregg Visintainer, Artist/Owner of Viz Art Ink Back To Top

Gel pens because they are smooth, come in many colors and are easy to use with no pull on the paper. The Gelly Roll is my favorite and I love that they make them archival, acid free and higher end than the other brands!

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Angie Trotter, Artist Back To Top

I love the metallic Gelly Rolls! The fluidity of the pens is superb. I use these pens in a variety of ways: 1) as a base color, 2) blended with a dry paint brush, and 3) repeated layering creates a raised surface. With the Gelly Rolls, I am able to mimic the appearance of the Icons of old with a new twist. After I have completed my drawing, I then use a variety of Micron ink pens to outline the work. Next I begin filling in the base colors. I then create highlights, shadows, and color variations by combining the Gelly Rolls with a dry brush. It is not uncommon for me to craft a hammered appearance by digging an outline into 400lb paper with a 7H pencil then repeatedly applying new layers of ink in the center of the outlined object. I also love the way the Stardust and Metallic Gelly Roll pens allow the viewer to experience my art work differently depending on the light source and the position of the viewer. Thank you so much – Sakura of America!

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Kim Hughes, Illustrator Back To Top

I am the owner and Illustrator for my stamp company called Paper Smooches. I draw each character and sentiment by hand. My drawings become a product when we have them manufactured into photo-polymer stamps. I sell my stamps on my web site and they are also found in many retail stores across the world. It's so rewarding for me to see designers everywhere enjoying my art. I have also designed numerous fonts and have always used a Sakura (03, 05) Micron pen. I have tried many black writer pens but have found that the Sakura Micron pen writes more smooth and consistent than the others. For me, there is no better black writer pen than the Sakura Pigma Micron.

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Elisabeth Bell, Children's Illustrator, Licensed Artist Back To Top

Sakura Pigma Micron pens would have to be my ABSOLUTE fave to ink my illustrations in (Archival black, sizes 03 and 05 respectively). I love the tightness and control of the line this pen gives, and the fact that the ink doesn't feather or bleed is a HUGE deciding factor for me with respect to selecting an outstanding inking tool. I am a traditional and digital Artist, and when it comes to creating my illustrations, I often work on tracing paper, and Sakura Pigma Micron pens have a beautiful, symbiotic relationship with it. After penciling my original design onto my sketch pad, I “ink” my image onto tracing paper with the Sakura Pigma Micron pen (gone are the days of light boxes), then I scan my work into the computer, and pull it up in Adobe Photoshop on my Mac. Due to the accuracy of the line in my images, with thanks to Sakura Pigma Micron pens, editing is a breeze. Most definitely, these pens are my Number One Pen of Choice for inking.

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Georg Vihos, Fine Artist Back To Top

I believe that artist today have a wealth of technology and tools available to make art. I started using Sakura oil crayons professionally over fifty years ago when I became allergic to linseed oil in the use for oil painting. Not giving up, I started using oil pastels to substitute color and create new images. The results can be seen in museums and other life long institutions that own my work. I have been able to use color freely using the rich quality of the oil pastels. I depend on quality ...for me the Sakura oil pastels have proven there power over the years by achieving the best results.

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Matt Glick, Artist Back To Top

Creative designer Matthew Glick of The 50/50 Company uses Pigma Micron pens to complete his highly detailed drawings. The assortment of Micron sizes available allows him to reach his desired level of intricacy.

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Gerald Moscato, Principal of Calligraphic Variations Back To Top

My beginning lettering interest was instilled by my Grandfather, sitting on his knee as he warmed up making a perfect looped spring! Then magically he penned our surname in a style truly his own. Years later after teaching myself calligraphy, I would pen his full Italian name in italic: Pietro Paulo Vincenzo Moscato. Even though he's been gone for over 50 years, I wish he could see how his vigilance, patience and inspiration paid off! For around 20 years, the Pigma Micron Pen has been my favorite Sakura "calligraphy art tool de jour." The variety of pen tip sizes, especially 005, and various colors are wonderful to work with and use.

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Gerald Moscato, Principal of Calligraphic Variations Back To Top

The "feel" of the Pigma Brush Pen is very natural nearly equalling a conventional pointed artist brush. However, the synthetic tip does afford some very different brush techniques as seen in the K for the Kenya's Bakery logo.

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Nikki Addeo, Graphic Designer/Illustrator Back To Top

After laying down a colored base to start my work, I use the Moonlight Gelly Rolls and the Souffle pens to go over the background. Both pens are great for covering large areas with vibrant flat color. I use the Gelly Roll Classic gel pens for outlining and shading. Besides the archival quality, the greatest feature of these pens is their ability to cover dark colors and even heavy blacks. They're very easy to work with but have a professional finished look.

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Earnest Ward, artist, naturalist, educator Back To Top

When I first began nature & travel journaling I used technical pens but was constantly frustrated by clogged and skipping nibs and messy, time consuming cleanings. After I was introduced to Micron Pigma pens ALL of my problems evaporated and I have been using Micron Pigma pens, in both black and color inks, for two decades now.

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Angela Dunkerley, Swarovski Application Specialist Back To Top

For my crystal creations I cannot live without my Micron pens. I was able to try out the new Permapaque paint markers and they are fantastic!

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Andy Hopp, Illustrator Back To Top

Andy Hopp is a professional illustrator who uses the Pigma Micron 005 exclusively for all his work.

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Barbara Summers, Artist Back To Top

Since discovering the Gelly Roll Pen, I'm able to include amazing color to my stippling and scratchboard drawings. I have been using Sakura products for years, like the Micron 005 pen for outstanding stippling and also the watercolors for gouache paintings. The technique I used in the "Forever" drawing is stippling with Gelly Roll pen. Thousands, upon millions of tiny dots to form colors, shapes, and finally an image. Acrylic wash was used for the background. Acrylic wash is like watercolor, except with acrylic, the color stays in place once dry and when adding more color. I used the same stippling technique for "Gilda" except it was with the Micron 005 instead of Gelly Roll. I love that I can now show what I feel in beautiful color. For those who love bright, rich colors and high contrast, you will like my art. Enjoy!

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Bemin Jackson, Artist Back To Top

I use different sized Pigma Micron pens but I have to say that the 005s are by far my favorites. I get to do the details I just can't get with any other pens, it's precise and clean. I've worked at places were they don't provide Micron pens, so I end up buying them myself. My work is not going to suffer just because they don't know any better.

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Bill Haney Back To Top

When I first started, I tried all kinds of pens and found that Sakura Microns worked the best for me. They were the smoothest, easiest to use, and they were easily available in different point sizes and colors. When they dry out, I keep them to use as a dry brush!

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Brian Buck Back To Top

In order to get the level of quality and detail in my pointillisms that I want, I require the smallest dots of ink. I've tried expensive reusable pens from several companies, but either the ink dried up in the tip or they were too fragile and had to be replaced. Most were just a mess to deal with and could not be taken far from the studio. With the Pigma Micron 005 I get the smallest dots possible, without having to worry about any mess, hassle, or having them break down. They are so bomb-proof I can take them anywhere and work where ever I want. Nothing I've tried has yet surpassed the value, reliability and quality of Sakura's products. They have helped me win awards and commissions, and will for some time to come. I wouldn't use anything else!

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Carol Heady Back To Top

I use Micron Pigma Pens by Sakura exclusively in my drawings. I find them fast, easy and convenient to draw the lines that make up a drawing. Permanence and clarity are my way to experience the "Power to Express" when I am in the wilderness with my pack mules or in my Studio C. drawing flowers.

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Carol Whitley Back To Top

As an artist, I am always looking for a good sketching pencil so I wanted to give the SumoGripTM pencils a try. I use the SumoGrip pencil in my sketching and drawing and really enjoy the feel of it as well as the nice eraser.

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Charles Ott, Architect Back To Top

I am a self-taught architectural illustrator from Pittsburgh, PA. My illustrations depict scenes from my beloved city of Pittsburgh and places that have meaning to all Americans. While I have been blessed and fortunate to discover my talent, it would not be possible without the fine product line of PIGMA Micron pens manufactured by Sakura which I use to create the drawings. I have experience with many types of pens and have come to the conclusion that these pens are the greatest product for artists. The pens provide the finest crisp lines to bring the illustrations a realistic appearance. I will continue to use their products throughout my illustration career.

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Chuck Trunks Back To Top

Since I was a kid, I've always had the ability to draw straight lines and fairly perfect circles without the aid of rulers or templates. I can remember grade school art teachers looking at my work and back at me like I was from another planet. They told me I was either going to be an artist or a brain surgeon. The question usually is, "How do I create my originals?" Remember that steady hand? Well, it's not as good with paint brushes so I use the 005 and 01 Pigma Micron pens to do all of the outline work as well as the busy mosaic backgrounds found in my compositions. Yes, it's great to have the fluidity of a paint brush but I love the fact that I can use Sakura pens to maximize my need for excruciating detail and exactness! Just recently, I started using the Gelly Roll pens to add color and mood to my art work. I love the Gelly Roll pens because they offer a wide variety of the colors I like to use but best of all - the inks in these pens dry with superior uniformity.

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Craig A. Anderson Back To Top

Permapaque markers are my personal favorite. I use these alot, and like how they have the punch of normal permanent markers, yet allow over painting with out bleeding through. I use layering quite a bit, so this is helpful. And they don't stink! Kudos!

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Dan Price, Hobo Artist Back To Top

Dan Price, aka hoboartist, has been using Pigma Micron pens for 17 years. During those years Price has been publishing his illustrated travel journal Moonlight Chronicles. "When I was learning to draw I went through a lot of pens and the microns were the only ones that would hold up to my rough usage. It's also important that they are archival and permanent so my originals will last a long, long time. I began to keep a journal after having kids. Every day seemed too wonderful not to document. And even now after they have left home I continue to draw and write about anything and everything. I call it finding the magic in the mundane. Drawing has been a special companion and never ceases to make me happy in a sometimes difficult world." See Dan's site for all his publications.

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Deanna Moore, Graphic Designer Back To Top

For my artwork I need pens with good color saturation that flow well and evenly without clumping up or "missing." Since I go through quite a few pens every month, I've tried lots of different brands. Through trial and error I've become pretty choosy about which brands I use. Gelly Roll pens work quite well for my needs, have a nice smooth fee l & are a joy to work with.

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Diana Gessler, Artist, Travel Writer Back To Top

Diana Gessler captures the color and character of America's most populous state. She uses Pigma pens exclusively for all her pen and ink sketches for archival quality and with watercolors because Pigma inks are waterproof.

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Diane Nicolaci, Artist Back To Top

A self-taught artist from Ohio, Diane Nicolaci has always loved drawing, especially fine line drawing with pens & pencils. She currently works designing ads/art on a computer but creating art by hand is her passion. About a year ago she discovered Tagua Nut Art, of which there's a long history. Diane uses Pigma Micron 01 and Pigma Brush pens because, as she says, "it allows me to draw everything from light/dark lines & shadows to the tiniest details in the eyes with its fine point and flowing ink. I use Sakura Brush Pens for color. I always keep several new Micron 01 pens on hand at all times."

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Don Pedicini Jr. Back To Top

I have been using Sakura Micron Pens for over 10 years exclusively. I have used Rapidiograph pens before that, but had constant problems with the flow of ink from excessive ink flow to none at all. A fellow artist told me about Microns at a comic convention and when I got back home I purchased several pens. I have not purchased anything else since. They are great to use since they are extremely waterproof and hold up to Copic markers and watercolors being used directly over them. They are very consistent in having a very high standard of usage.

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Ed Hall, Editorial Cartoonist Back To Top

Editorial cartoonists are famous for closely guarding the identity of the pens we use. Once we find something that we like, we tend to stick with it for years, and hold it close to the vest (cap on of course). So it has been for me and the Sakura Gelly Roll Pens, and the Pigma Graphic 1. I find it a perfect width for my hand-drawn type, labels and word bubbles. I work pretty large, so the width of this pen agrees with the scale of my drawings. For cross-hatching I almost exclusively use the Gelly Roll. Again, I think this is a scale issue. The thickness of the line and the fact that the ink dries quickly and never smears makes it perfect for going over large areas with cross-hatching to achieve a medium gray. My name is Ed Hall and I am a syndicated Editorial Cartoonist from Jacksonville Florida. I have been creating political cartoons and satire for the last twenty years, and I have published two collections of my cartoons. I also do freelance political illustrations for publications all over America including The LA Times and The Washington Post.

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Elissavet Vinston Back To Top

Elissavet Vinston studied Art at Chestnut Hill College, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Windham College where she graduated in Studio Art - Cum Laude. At Windham, she studied under Peter Forakis and David Rhoan. The past two years she has been experimenting with Gel Pens and has gotten very good results with hundreds of Gel pen pieces in her collection. She has her personal website at: http://www.pixagogo.com/3126355104 Her MSN group which is primarily for gels http://groups.msn.com/TheBackstageARTIST

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Frank Balaam Back To Top

My first choice in oil pastels is Cray-Pas. I enjoy their brilliance, texture and the variety of colors available. Cray-Pas oil pastels are very high quality at a very affordable price. I travel a great deal and often my portraits are spontaneous. Consequently, I continuously appreciate the flexibility of Cray-Pas and their availability anywhere from the corner shop to the finest art suppliers. For more information and to view more of Frank Balaam's work

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Fran Saperstein Back To Top

As a mixed-media artist and painter, sometimes I need to do some detail work to make my art “pop”. Sakura’s Gelly Roll pens never disappoint. They are consistent in how they work and they allow me the freedom to choose any color combination for my artwork! The opacity and texture of the Soufflé and Glaze pens add dimension to my canvas projects without having to pull out the heavy and slow-drying acrylic mediums. And for highlighting detail, nothing beats Pigma Micron Pens!

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Given Campbell Back To Top

The coverage and quality I get from using Micron Pigma pens is extraordinary, I never have to keep going over the same design more than once to get the perfect saturation. I love these pens, and after 8 years I still feel the same way.

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Greg Hanlon Back To Top

New York born Greg Hanlon worked his way through college doing various part time work including auto lot assistant, auto parts sales, data input, pizza chef and newspaper sports reporter. Greg went back to school to study computerized automotive technology. With this degree, he worked as an auto technician, technical writer and software trainer until 2000. Looking to fuel his passion for drawing, Greg took his first drawing class at an Encinitas community cultural center in 2001and hasn't stopped drawing since. Greg uses various Micron point sizes from 005 to 05 and has started using Micron Brush. He does most of the drawing with 005s for fine details in wood grain on the woodies and delicate shadows in headlights, chrome, etc. "I love the precision and quality of the Micron pens over anything else I've tried. They are the best!"

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Henie Lorant Back To Top

Every detail, each stroke that you see in my pen and ink paintings was done with Pigma Microns by Sakura. These pens are exceptional; They're archival, offer smooth even lines that go on forever, have the capacity for great saturation, and color can be lifted and reapplied. The lighter blues and greens radiate when combined. Yellow under colors provides a unique POP! The darks are of such pure quality when you lay them down next to each other they remain distinct. Subtle changes can be achieved by varying the point sizes of a specific color. Spontaneity AND control, that's creative freedom!

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James Culleton Back To Top

I've been using your pens for a few years now, and they are the best tool for the drawings I do. I do blind contour drawings, drawing without looking at the paper, and I've tried lots of pens, but I find the Gelly Rolls are the most fluid, and quick-drying pen I've ever used. The tip is sturdy and I especially like to see when I'm out of ink, and the clear pen cases are perfect for that. I just wanted to say thank-you for an excellent tool!

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James G. Mundie Back To Top

Since 1998, Philadelphia artist James Mundie has been working on a series of portrait drawings called "Prodigies". The subjects of his drawings are those that would have once been called "freaks", performers from the bygone days of the circus or carnival sideshow. As one reviewer wrote, "By inserting his subjects into historical contexts, Mundie tests his audience's tolerance for aberration. His beautiful renderings of bizarre figures transform them from sideshow performers into empathetic characters." The drawings in the series are small, intimate depictions that force the viewer to get up close to appreciate them. Many have remarked that the lush textures of stippling and crosshatching evoke rich aquatint etching or lithography. Mundie's exclusive drawing implement for this series has been Sakura's Pigma Micron pens for their "crisp, delicate line. . . I've tried many other brands, but Pigma Micron is unmatched."

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Jerry DeCaire Back To Top

Largely a comic book artist by trade, Jerry DeCaire's website also features his fine-art, portraits, caricatures and scientific illustrations. Some of the Marvel titles Mr. DeCaire has drawn for include X-Men, Wolverine, Conan the Barbarian, The Mighty Thore, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and the resurrected Green Hornet comic series. Currently, Mr. DeCaire is illustrating books for Moonstone Publishers for White-Wolf Game Products. He is also finishing up another of The Cisco Kid series for Moonstone. Soon, he will be delving into The Phantom, the popular Sunday morning comic-strip.

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Joe Edwards Back To Top

I prefer the Micron pens because they give a consistent dense line, are inexpensive, and they provide consistent very fine lines and stipple detail I have drawings that are over fifteen years old that look as good today as they did when I finished them.

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Joe Kowalczyk Back To Top

"I do landscape/forest illustrations entirely out of micron pens. I love these pens and use them for the size variation, archival quality, and darkness. I even find that the old faded microns are just as useful to get subtle, very soft grey tones. In other words, they're useful unless they're totally worn! Please feel welcome to have a look at my website (www.joko.us) and look under "Landscape Illustrations." There you'll find a good handful of images made with Microns. If you have problems viewing the images for any reason I'll be happy to email some samples directly."

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John Woolley Back To Top

I am 9 years old and in the 4th grade. Since I began drawing seriously I have always used Micron Pens. I plan on using them forever since they are just perfect for what I try to achieve. I use the Micron 08 when I need thicker lines in my drawings. I am currently working with the Micron 005 since I need to give a very detailed look to my latest project. I found out about the Sakura Pens from author Dan Price. I then did a series of drawings with them and ended up being the guest artist in The Moonlight Chronicles number 66 that came out in October 2008. Thanks Sakura for your support and I hope my drawings inspire other young kids to begin using your products.

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Katie Sehr Back To Top

I record small rhythmic movements on paper. The time invested results in an animated landscape. In the private act of drawing one gesture leads to another. Choreography uses the mind, the body and the grid. Writing uses the mind, the hand and the grid. I have used Sakura Pens for the last three years. I use them for their unique properties and the fact that they are archival. I have used the classic metallic Gelly Roll pens, Gelly Roll Stardusts, Gelly Roll Moonlights and Microns. I enjoy the quality of ink and the endless varieties available.

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Kim Hughes Back To Top

I have designed numerous fonts for Creating Keepsakes and I use a Sakura (03) Micron pen every time. I draw each character by hand and submit each font for consideration. I have tried many black writer pens but have found that the Sakura Micron pen writes more smooth and consistent than the others. Sometimes I color in the letters to make them bold and these pens are perfect for blending. For me, there is no better black writer pen than the Sakura Pigma Micron.

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Laura Etheredge Back To Top

I work entirely in black and white with Microns on bristol board paper. All the work is freehand, and because it's so precise, I need all the control I can get. There is no other pen that can capture the details I need other than the 005 Micron.

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Louise Pryor Back To Top

Louise (Lu) Pryor was born in Sheffield, England, and lived in Uganda, Kenya, Mauritious, London, and New Jersey before moving to Northern California. After being a full time mom for 10 years, she went back to school to study art and psychology, earning degrees' in Applied Art and Design, and Multi Media Design. She uses the Permapaque opaque archival quality markers, which are an amazing tool to achieve the bold, colorful effect she wants in her portraits. Although she has tried many different kinds of pens, these are the only ones she has found that are truly opaque, with the lighter colors able to draw over the darker. The animal portraits are painted in acrylic paint, using Permapaque pens for the detailed areas. The people portraits are done primarily using the Permapaque pens, with acrylic used to cover large areas of shadow.

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Maelynn Cheung Back To Top

I'm a "no-rules" scrapbooker with a passion for penwork. My favorite pens - ones I wholeheartedly endorse in my classes - are the Pigma Micron pen (in .05 and .08) and the Soufflés. The Pigma Micron is a must for that perfectly smooth, pure black line. Souffles give that gorgeous, completely opaque line of color over even the darkest of patterned and solid papers. I can't remember the last time I created a page or project without using something from Sakura.

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Maria Thomas Back To Top

Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts believe that life is an art form, and that Zentangle is a perfect metaphor for deliberate artistry in life. Their talents combined together to create Zentangle, an easy to learn method of pattern drawing. Creating and manipulating repetitive patterns has been a human tradition throughout all times and cultures. Zentangle is a method to lose yourself in the process of creating patterns unencumbered by concerns of final outcomes. It is entrancing to experience beautiful deep black ink flow from your Pigma onto this paper. The Zentangle kit contains Italian mould-made archival print paper die-cut into 3.5 inch “tiles.” Pencils, an instructional DVD, an instructional booklet and Sakura’s Pigma 01 Micron. Zentangle is about the ceremony of putting pen to paper. Excellent tools, help both for ease of function and out of respect for yourself and for your art. If you’re going to do anything, then use the best materials you can afford. Maria Thomas is a renowned lettering artist and entrepreneur. Her award winning invitation and stationery designs have established new traditions in her field. Maria has been a working artist for over 40 years. Maria started Pendragon Ink, Ltd., a stationery design company in 1978. Rick Roberts continues to enjoys many interests including printer, flute designer and maker, recording artist (that’s Rick playing flute on Zentangle’s DVD), photographer, writer, corporate sales and marketing, and for many years, monk.

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Mark Reep Back To Top

"I use black Sakura Pigma Micron .005 drawing pens to stipple most black-inked passages, beginning with the lightest edges, working into the darker values. They are the most precise, reliable and valuable inking tools I've used, and I recommend them to any artist working in ink." "Although the finished image will be relatively small, I begin with the biggest sheets that will fit comfortably on my drawing table, so that the drawing will have room to grow in any direction it wants. Most of the drawings quickly take on a life of their own, and surprise me- Some many times. This is a good thing. For me, the joy of the work lies in the process of continuing exploration and discovery- And hopefully, something of this remains for the viewer to share as well." - Mark Reep, 2002 To see more of Mark's work, visit his online gallery at: http://markreep.net Questions and comments are welcome. Email Mark at: info@markreep.net.

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Melissa Schatzmann Back To Top

I have been using Sakura Pigma Micron pens to create my pen and ink drawings for a number of years. They have several qualities that I, as an artist, appreciate. They don't need to be refilled and they are long lasting. I love that they don't blotch and they do produce a very dark mark; plus, the ink doesn't fade and it is waterproof!

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Pedro Kuperman Back To Top

I am a graphic designer & musician based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I create mixed media artwork on surfaces including canvas, recycled paper, even guitars! The drawings I do are usually made without previous planing - I just fill the space with graphic drawings until I feel like it's done. The Gelly Roll® metallic pens are smooth and are perfect for my kind of art, especially on a black surfaces.

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R.D. Atkins Back To Top

Out of the wilds of Wyoming comes R.D. Atkins' beautiful landscapes and animal pictures created with Gelly Roll Metallic pens. Definitely check these out.

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Robert Bisbo Back To Top

I started using Cray-Pas oil pastels in the early 60's. Being a self-taught artist, they seemed to be the best medium for me to experiment with, giving me real freedom to create!

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Sharon Silver Back To Top

I have been an incessant doodler for years, drawing elaborate words and designs on any blank surface that crossed my path. I've found the metallic pens on black and metallic papers to have a tranquilizing effect on me....almost a meditative experience...as I watch the light ink flow onto the dark surface and observe the emerging images. "Ice cream smooth" is no exaggeration when describing Gelly Rolls.

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Shawn Paul Martin Back To Top

See Shawn Paul Martin's detailed pen and ink drawings done with Pigma Micron. Shawn is able to capture the rugged detail and character of Newfoundland where he lives. Shawn has illustrated numerous books, including "What's New?" for the Newfoundland and labrador Federation of Argiculture, "Tales told by teachers" a compilation of stories from the Retired Teachers of Newfoundland and Labrador, and others.

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Susan Whitman Back To Top

For my multi media Doodles, I love the versatility of Gelly Roll Pens (smoothness, coverage, texture, dimension). Soufflé and Moonlight pens are great for darker backgrounds and Glazes produce vivid colors. My favorites are all the Metallics for coverage and added richness. For more information and to view more of Susan's work

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Suzanne McNeill Back To Top

The joy of creating Art is for everybody. Through my art classes and books I hope to inspire everyday people to discover their own creativity. It is such a pleasure when I see a student learn to embellish, draw or paint so they can share the excitement. Sakura Micron pigma pens - 01, 05, 1 and brush tips - are perfect for drawing and sketching. I love to draw Zentangle® patterns and turn them into fascinating designs and works of art. By embellishing my travel journals, sketches and watercolor paintings, I can preserve memories and images forever. Shown is a closeup of ‘Beauty in Blue', a 22x30" watercolor embellished with Zentangle® images done with Sakura Micron pens, won the Award of Merit at the AVAA visual arts show.You can see more of my work in my books published by Design Originals @ d-originals.com

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Tom Lohre Back To Top

For the last twenty years Tom has been trying to develop an art making robot that would see something and then paint it. The problems were many but when Lego came out with it's RoboLab software, he succeeded. The robot is a simple x,y table using novel screw treads to position the pigmented wax crayon. The math on such formulas to position the pigmented wax crayon according to the image's x,y coordinates systems is doable even if the accuracy is not all that great. Tom mixes his own colors by melting down the Cray-pas Expressionist oil pastels and making his own color sticks. The paintings are made by melting the color sticks on the surface of the canvas. Baby Bear, made with the assistance of a Lego.

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Traci Bautista Back To Top

“Glaze and Soufflé pens are my favorite tools for doodling over my mixed media paintings and journal pages, they create vibrant lines and fun accents to my artwork. To add a touch of sparkle to my paintings, my choice is the Quickie Glue with ultra fine glitter.” Traci Bautista, Mixed Media Artist and Author of Collage Unleashed.

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Violet Clark Back To Top

I'm a creative spirit who facilitates Visual Journaling classes as well as illustration which appear in several “art magazine” and books. My favourite Micron pens are 05 and 08. I love them because of their continuous fluid line.....no feathering or bleeding. Also the ink is permanent and allows me to go over the lines with my watercolours. I rarely go anywhere without my micron pens.......they are like gold to me!

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Wolf Noble Back To Top

From the expensive, drafting pens, I moved to try Sakura's Micron line of pens. I was amazed. the ink flowed consistently, with the entire range of sizes. And I could take the pens with me, wherever I wanted to go without worrying about getting ink everywhere.

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Traci Bautista Back To Top

“Glaze and Soufflé pens are my favorite tools for doodling over my mixed media paintings and journal pages, they create vibrant lines and fun accents to my artwork. To add a touch of sparkle to my paintings, my choice is the Quickie Glue with ultra fine glitter.” Traci Bautista, Mixed Media Artist and Author of Collage Unleashed.

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