Faber-Castell is one of the world's largest manufacturers of art supplies. Founded in 1761 at Stein near Nuremberg by cabinet maker Kaspar Faber (1730�84), the enterprise has remained in the Faber family for eight generations. Faber-Castell are renowned for producing high-quality art products, with their ranges of pencils (Polychromos, Albrecht Durer and Pitt Pastel) and Pitt Artist Pens (used by Manga artists the world over) being particularly well known. Faber-Castell has brought together all of the advantages of drawing in Indian ink in a modern pen - the PITT Artist Pen. The high-quality brush point works both straight and bent. The light colours are transparent, and thus well-suited to varnishing techniques, while the dark colours have excellent covering qualities. PITT artist pens have high-quality pigments of unequalled brilliance, with unsurpassed light-fastness. The quality brush point provides maximum flexibility for spontaneous freehand sketches or accurate detail (the PITT Artist Pen is also ideal for mixed media work e.g. combined with Albrecht Durer pencils), with a reliable and even flow of ink meaning that the point glides softly and smoothly over the paper. The PITT Artist Pens are ideal for graphic artists, designers, illustrators and architects. They are especially suitable for drawings and plans, lettering, layout work and many similar uses. The individual colours are marked with an asterisk-based code.
The Faber-Castell PITT brush pen combines the advantages of waterproof and very light-fast drawing ink with the practical features of a reliable modern drawing pen. Whether you wish to dash off something spontaneous or draw in precise detail, there are 48 colours to choose from, co-ordinated with the rest of the Faber-Castell colour system. The versatile and flexible brush point retains its shape even in constant use. By varying the angle you can achieve a personal touch to your script or lines - fine, medium and broad strokes are possible, but also shading of various kinds.These Faber-Castell PITT brush pens are acid-free/pH neutral and very convenient to use. They are presented here in 4 convenient complementary sets (also available in full sets of 24 colours): Basic Colour Set - Primary and secondary colours, a standard assortment for all those who wish to do some expressive colouring. Colours: Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Dark Chrome Yellow, Phthalo Blue, Pink Carmine, Manganese Violet, Permanent Green Olive Shades of Grey - An ideal kit for those all-important preliminary sketches, technical drawings and monochrome plans or layouts. Colours: Cold Gray III, Cold Gray IV, Cold Gray VI, Warm Gray III, Warm Gray IV, Warm Gray V Landscape Set - Bright colours, especially suitable for cheerful landscapes and nature sketches. Colours: Smalt Blue, Indianthrene Blue, May Green, Chrome Green Opaque, Green Gold, Indian Red Terra - Classic earth colours for portraits and studies and more subdued landscapes. Colours: Caput Mortuum, Walnut Brown, Raw Umber, Dark Naples Ochre, Terracotta, Cinnamon