Sunday, October 10, 2010

A lot of new additions to my collection, ArtPrize pencil drawing update

In this post are some new (and used) items I've acquired over the past few weeks. The Sakura Gelly Roll and the Dixon SenseMatic were mine from my elementary school days. We recently found them cleaning out the garage. The Gelly Roll has been through probably 10 or 11 winters in our garage and is from 1996-1997, and still works! That's a testament to the quality of Sakura products. They can still be purchased and now come in many different varieties. My personal favorites are the simple, original Gelly Roll colors. They can be purchased here: Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen Set (10ct)

The Dixon no longer works, and I'm not sure why. There appears to still be lead in it. It used to work by simply pressing down and the sleeve would slide back allowing the lead to "automatically" advance to allow you to write continuously without stopping. A great idea/feature. I don't believe they make them anymore. The Copic 110 Wide was a gift to me from my girlfriend from when she was taking art classes. It needs a new nib/refill, but they're quite expensive. I'll get one someday. It's less expensive to just buy a new one, but it holds sentimental value to me. They still make these pens, and can be found here: 110-W Copic Wide Marker Special Black

One thing you may notice from my previous posts and upcoming posts is that I enjoy simple, low-priced items just as much as I enjoy my higher priced items.

6 Pilot H-325 0.5mm Mechanical Pencils
Bic AI Ball Pens, Bic Atlantis 0.7mm Pencils w/refills, Bic Clic Master Pencils w/refills
Copic 110 Wide Marker, Sakura Gelly Roll, Dixon SenseMatic pencil
Pentel 0.9mm HB, Pentel 0.7mm B, Pentel 0.5mm 2B, Pilot Neo-X 0.7mm HB, Pentel 0.5mm B
A vintage gold Pentel R-7 Rolling Writer. Pentel was nice enough to send me a new MG8 refill for it. Thanks Pentel!
I was told it was from the 1980s.
6 Paper Mate Dynagrip+, 2 Pentel Icy 0.7mm
Pentel P245 Bravo, Pentel 0.7mm EnerGize, Pentel Sharp P207, Pentel Sharplet 0.5mm, Pentel Graphlet PG307

Also not pictured I have a Bic Triumph 537R 0.7mm in blue, a few blue Zebra Z-grips and some new Paper Mate Write Bros. in Orange, Green and Purple that I found at Walgreens. It also came with red & blue, but I already had some of those. When I get my digital camera back, I'll take a picture of them too. 

Oh, and does anyone remember the pencil drawing I posted a few weeks back from ArtPrize? It ended up winning 1st place: $250,000. I thought it was well deserved and a very cool piece.

Any questions/comments are welcome!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items pictured, here are some of the ones that are still being produced or very similar to them. Some of the items I couldn't find on Amazon however, so if you want help finding them feel free to leave a comment:

-Derek (ThirdeYe)

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