Recently I won this cool Libretto Roller Gel Pen and Pencil set. I want to thank Pentel for their generous prize.
Point size: 0.7mm roller gel pen/0.5 mm pencil
The pens actually reminded me of pens, back in the day, when plastic wasn't the norm. Possibly, the pen isn't that heavy. It's just got lots of metal.
I think they are all metal, though I couldn't corroborate that.
The Libretto set has just enough design elements to add elegance without flash. It would look equally at home in a woman's purse or in a man's pocket.
because it can't keep up with the speed. When the ink catches up it often blobs if that is the moment you lift the pen. That's the nature of gel ink and the price you pay for an otherwise smooth flow and rich, dark ink. (It isn't just gel ink, either. If you write or draw very quickly, you probably prefer fabric tipped art pens to ballpoint or rollerball pens). You don't have to write at tortoise speeds, you just don't want to be a rabbit, either. Write at a steady pace and it's probably easier on the hand, anyway.
I prefer this drying time, because it gives me the option to deliberately smear the ink. The Libretto gives a bold, solid line of even width. This is excellent for writing, but isn't as good for my style of shadowing, where I hatch with thinner lines. So with this kind of pen, I smear. I draw a line or two, and then use a finger to smoosh the ink where I want it go. It's not too exact, but that's what is fun about it. If you object to inky fingers, you could use a paper stump just as you would for a pencil.
Pentel Libretto Roller Gel Pen and Pencil Set with Gift Box in a giveaway. Pentel did not ask for a review, not did I receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.