Monday, March 22, 2010
I'm really into drawing utensils, I love trying new pens, I love hearing what people use, I love going to art stores and buying stuff. I first heard about Widsor & Newton'sSeries 7 brushes in an interview with Jeff Smith, because it's what he uses. I couldn't justify spending that much on a brush (around $30), so I just kept using my cheap brushes and kept saying I would eventually get a nice one. After I used one for the first time yesterday, it was obvious that it is far superior to any brush I've ever used, BUT I still think I prefer my Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, which kind of bums me out! Samantha bought me the Pocket Brush Pen for Christmas after I told her I wanted one (because it's what Craig Thompson uses), and I thought it would be the perfect travel brush. Turns out it is the perfect anytime brush and it's all I use anymore, and I was hoping getting the Series 7 brush would change that. It's just crazy that a portable brush, that you never have to clean or physically dip into ink, that only costs $12, could be the best brush I've ever used. Long story short: BUY ONE OF THESE!!!