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Pens and Markers - Make your Mark and Perfect Your Art
They say putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will. And that may be true in any way you use it. From noting thoughts and ideas, to precision colouring and lending finishing touches, pens have a special place in the heart of every artist. At Raaaft, we stock an extensive range of pens and markers to help you make your mark, and perfect your piece of art.
All the Pens and Markers You Can Ever Imagine!
Raaaft offers a wide range of artist-quality pens, including brush pens, gel pens, and fine-tipped ones that add a variety of creative effects to your art projects. We also stock a large collection of permanent markers that work on different surfaces and address your creative labelling needs. Young artists will enjoy our high-quality paint pens for a good grip and effect when they experiment with block-colour fills or precision colouring. Illustrators, designers and artists will be spoilt for choice with our selection of specialist pens that offer professional finishes. Calligraphy enthusiasts can create beautiful pen strokes with our choicest collection of calligraphy pens, kits, and nibs.
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The Ancestry of Pens
Did you know that the most common instruments we know and use in everyday writing are the ballpoint pens? These were invented in 1888 but came into vogue around the 1930s and 40s. The soft-tipped pens made an appearance around 1960s. But prior to these inventions, our writing tools have gone through some interesting transformations. Here’s a quick look at the ancestry of pens:
- Around 2000 BC, Egyptians created reed pens to write on parchment and papyrus. Reed pens were made from hollow, tubular stems of mainly the bamboo plant.
- Quill pens and pens made of bird feather were first made by the Europeans around the 7th century. They remained in fashion for the longest time, till the early 19th century.
- Before the reign of fountain pens, for a brief period, there were pens with metallic nibs which had to be dipped in an ink pot. These were developed around 1822.
- Fountain pens which could hold and pump ink back to the nib were introduced around 1827.
Most of the pen-and-ink drawings done before the 20th century were made with reeds or quills. Several famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt, and Vincent Van Gogh favoured the use of pens for artworks.
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