For my work, I wish that BIC would make yellow ink, not fluorescent and not orangey. The exact shade would be a dark cadmium yellow.
Why did you choose to use BIC® pens for your illustrations? The BIC® 4 Colours™ ballpoint pen is easy to carry around, it has bright colors and the contrast of shades is just right. I like the texture of the ink on different kinds of paper, the precise line suits me perfectly. It’s a great pen! The black of BIC® Cristal® is very deep; BIC® red is vibrant. Even after a couple of hours of use, the ballpoint pen doesn’t run or make a mess.
Do you have some favorite pens? I can only get the right look for hair with a BIC® 4 Colours™ (fine point, red barrel). For backgrounds or flatter surfaces, I use BIC® Cristal®. I’ve tried other brands and in comparison I can say that at BIC, they take quality very seriously! When I’m working for the fashion industry, I can draw really tiny details because the point gives such a fine line, and materials like leather come out really well with a BIC® pen, very realistic, life‑like. For their journalistic publications, the British and Americans really like the modern yet timeless look of BIC® pens.
What’s your relationship to BIC® pens? I’m not a collector. I must have about 50 BIC® pens and even more cartridges for the BIC® 4 Colours™. People give me BIC® pens all the time. I love having full jars of pens around, it’s inspiring…