Sunday, October 17, 2010
how to unblock mechanical pencils?
Does anyone else have problems with mechanical pencils? Mine seem to have such a short life :>( One of them is at the top of this doodle.
I love them because you don't have to sharpen them and the eraser is part of the pencil and so they are ideal for minimal equipment sketching.
They always always seem to eventually get clogged or the mechanism fails. How to unclog them? a really fine needle isn't fine enough or strong enough it seems. Is there something I could soak them in ? like oil or something?
These doodle were done with a Kuretake pen - which I find a bit scratchy somehow. I'm not sure how much I like the feel of it in use.