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Tikky Jotter Pacer

Fri May 5, 2017, 6:01 AM

Weird random thought, but has anyone else gone and bought a tool or piece of kit, be it drawing or anything else, that they thought would be an upgrade and found themselves just incapable of using? I ask because I apparently bought a Rotring Tikky pacer awhile back (and I say "apparently" because I don't remember doing so, but it was in the bottom of a drawer so I must have) and tried it out (again, I guess) tonight. Don't get me wrong, it's quite a nice thing. The materials feel good to touch and it's well put together. It's way nicer than the $1.00 pink plastic pacer I normally use. However, for the life of me, I can't get comfortable with it or make it do what I want it to.

I don't think it's size, the grip is only slightly smaller, or the extra weight: I draw just fine with the steel Parker Jotter ballpoint I have for work, and that's both smaller and heavier. I also don't think that it's that it's new and a bit different. Again, the Jotter I worked just fine with right out of the box, and it's hardly the first time I've switched pacers (the cheap ones tend to fall apart after awhile), but seriously, something just is not flying for me. Maybe I'm just tired, but it feels so unnatural it's almost comical.

I'm going back to my cheap pacer.

Anyway, out of curiosity: anyone else?

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As an aside, this is now the third A4 Allroad Jethro+Monty have owned.

This was supposed to be a relatively quick and easy pic... then life got in the way. After doing the Monday Musings for a bit, decided to try putting some lineart back on my fully rendered pieces. Also trying for a sketchier, less detailed, background. Might have a bit more of a fiddle with that and see how it goes.

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Gorramit BMW, way to torpedo my character lineup plans... ah well, forge ahead.

Actually, I'm kind of stoked to hear they're bring the 8-series back, but still...


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Somvold Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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wraith11 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Thanks mate.
Somvold Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries at all and glad that you like it.
cococamo919 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
merry christmas
wraith11 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
And a Merry Christmas to you as well.
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