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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?

  • Listening to: Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki
  • Reading: The Occult Roots of Nazism
  • Watching: Is the Order a Rabbit


Monday Musings - 20171023
*Insert lame excuse about being busy/it being Inktober here*

Half the issue is that I normally do these things Friday night and, for the last few weekends, I've either not been home, or home so late that all I've been able to do is unpack, shower, and collapse into bed.

At least unnamed girl is easy to draw. Figured she could have an actual comfy jumper this time.
Monday Musings - 20171016
Inspired by actual events. Nipped down to Melbourne for Motorclassica this weekend... apparently my mate's partner doesn't trust us at a classic car show without adult supervision. Can't think why. I mean, it's not like we've ever talked each other into buying dumb stuff we can't afford before...

Turns out he had to work, so there wound up being no adult supervision anyway. How we made it out without buying something I've no idea. <small wytiwyg="1">


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DrAssenov Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Started watching gunslinger girl on Netflix. Wow, what an amazing series so far! My heart cannot handle all these feelings lol
wraith11 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
It is a fantastic series, glad you're enjoying it.

Assuming you're on season 01, part of me would quite recommend dodging Season 02 (different studio, different feel), and picking up the manga instead. It's a bit odd as the second season technically follows the manga more closely story-wise, but in terms of tone and feel, the first season of anime is definitely closer.
DragonAnalei Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch! I really appreciate it ^_^
nomyai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
Sorry I haven't gotten back to you on the Arcadia, just way too busy of late.  Hopefully (now there's a long shot) I'll send my thoughts over in a few days.

Still rebuilding a house, which eats up just about all my time, how are things with you?
wraith11 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
Mate, no need to apologise, I know what it's like to be busy.

On that note, yeah, life is busy. Had a bit of a much needed lull work-wise over the last couple of weeks, but that seems to be over (writing this in the Virgin departure lounge). Between work, and trying to maintain forward momentum drawing/writing/other projects, I'm going to need to get better at juggling.
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