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Amidst the maze of Manga how-to drawing guides and kits, the choice is clear — Pigma Sensei. The rich black of Pigma ink, the mainstay of Manga professionals for more than 25 years, and the Sakura name make this a great value for any illustrator.
The set includes all the tools needed to illustrate in Manga style, including a cushion-point mechanical pencil for working out early-stage ideas in rough concepts and sketches, four versatile Pigma ink pens (0.3 mm Ultra Fine Plastic Tip, 0.4 mm Plastic Tip, 0.6 mm Bullet Fiber Tip, and 1 mm Bold Fiber Tip), a plastic eraser, and an illustration guide. Simply select the tip size that suits your style — fine for facial expressions, lettering, and creating image details, or bold for adding impact and drama.
The mechanical pencil has a fixed sleeve that protects its sturdy 0.7 mm lead from breaking, whether sketching or using templates.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Julie the pen expert
from Minneapolis, MN
Comments about Sakura Pigma Sensei Manga Drawing Set:
Taking a Visual journal class...have used many pens for sketching, in oil painting..etc but never used these. Our instructor recommended them. They are fine..wonderful choice of sizes, a retractable graphite pencil that is so handy and eraser all in one pack. No negative things to say!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I like them!
from new york, ny
I like these a lot, they do smudge a bit when wet and get lighter when they're erased over but I've found that most pens do that (including microns)! what i like about these are the different pen sizes it comes with, it's great for thick lines but there's a thin option too.
Pigma drawing pens an pencil
from Point tx
I've used them in my drawings. I do all sorts of drawing an painting! I enjoy using them very much. I'm a homemaker. I lead a very exciting life with my art stuff.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Not great at all
from Canandaigua, NY
I recall my early days as I was first getting into drawing manga. I was in middle school and didn't know the kind of pens that I would need. So one day, browsing a craft store with my grandparents, I saw these and snatched them up in a heartbeat. I can remember how much I loved them at first. They are wonderful... for about the first ten or so simple drawings.One of the things that frustrated me the most was the smudging. I'd have these ugly smears coming off my line art but it was before I was really skilled enough to care. The thing I remember most clearly, though, was that after I inked by pencil lines and went to erase, the darkness of the lines would be diminished and I had to go over them again. Yes, people, that's right, they /LIFT/. One pack would only last me for a month or two, and one of them would always be dead before the others, usually the ultra fine (0.3).However, I had and still do have a fondness for the 0.4 mm plastic tip one. It's very durable and great for beginners, but like all the others, it has that shortest life span I've ever seen other than a gel penIf you're looking for a set of affordable, higher-quality pens, the Sakura Pigma Micron Pens are a better choice.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good for thick lines
from Denver, CO
I tend to ink a lot of Manga, meaning I want thin lines. Only two of these pens come close to the width I need and the finest nib is on the larger end of what I prefer. The ink is nice, Sakura makes excellent pens, but even at Blick's price I'd say they're not worth the price (If you want Manga pens or finer tips, get the Sakura Microns, the ones that are tan with purple writing on them. The absolute best pens you can buy). Overall, I'd say this set is decent. If you want heavier lines this would probably be VERY good for you.
from Los Angeles, CA
These pens offer a range of lines due to the varius nib sizes. Nice solid black color and a good value for all the pens. They are a good quality product and I have owned two sets.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Vancouver, BC
"inking pens".......these are worse than most office fineliners. they smudge and smear, and are uncomfortable to hold. dont bother with these pens. if you are a beggining manga artist, choose pitt artist pens or sharpies. BUT NOT THESE.
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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Best Introductory Manga Sketching Kit
By Neocaledonian the Art Supplies Scholar
from Naples, FL
The new Sakura Pigma Sensei 6-piece manga drawing set might not include a brush pen, but the four pen nibs feel quite sturdy at the first try and produce rich deep black lines. By using them in succession from small to large, it's possible to create lively sketches and gradually adjust the line thickness as needed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my set came with a foam eraser that is cleaner to use than standard plastic erasers. Only drawback is that these kit components are not available in open stock, and I tend to use up the 0.6 mm pen first.
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Tags: Manga supplies, Manga drawing kit, Picture of Product, Sketching supplies
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