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Interview with Kate Wiseman

My favourite pen is my Montegrappa fountain pen. It’s a lovely weight in my hand and it writes beautifully (unlike me). It came in a posh box and it’s engraved with my name, although I don’t know if that will come out in the photos. It was a runner-up prize in the first writing competition… Continue reading Interview with Kate Wiseman

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Interview with Jenny Alexander

I like gels pens because they write so smoothly and the colours are strong and vibrant. I write notes in different coloured blocks on the page rather than whole lines – I’ve done that since I was a student. I find it visually pleasing! When it comes to journals, my absolute favourite brand is Gorgeous… Continue reading Interview with Jenny Alexander

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Interview with Shirley-Anne McMillan

My first ever lovely pen was a Disney Parker fountain pen which I got in Primary school when we all had to use fountain pens to write with. I loved how thick the ink went on and I liked using the blue blotting paper to make it dry. I still use Parker fountain pens sometimes,… Continue reading Interview with Shirley-Anne McMillan

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Interview with Emma Graham

When drawing I love a mechanical pencil, not bothered what make, but with a 2b or 4b soft lead for sketching. When it comes to final artwork it varies according to the piece, again sometimes a ‘no outline’ look requires a lightly lined outline to ink in, this again is with a 0.5 mechanical pencil,… Continue reading Interview with Emma Graham

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Interview with Elizabeth Ezra

I have an overwhelming preference for pens over pencils, I guess because I like to think that writing in permanent ink will make my ideas more enduring! However, I’m an academic by trade, and when I mark assignments by hand I always use pencil so I can rephrase advice if I find a better way… Continue reading Interview with Elizabeth Ezra