Aug 16, 2006
If the Blackwing is the king of animators' pencils, then what would this be?
Well, as much as I admire and revere Blackwings, I'll reconsider: this is a serious implement meant for serious animation; drawings of a gutsy, exuberant nature. No indecisive artists need apply.
So, okay, I'll call the Blaisdell Layout king.
Aren't you jealous of the artist this belongs to? I know I am. It's in good hands, though. Somewhere I too have a Blaisdell...so small that it can't be sharpened electronically, almost too small to hold. Why is it that if there's a classic, fabulous instrument that artists discover and love the company of origin will be certain to discontinue production at the first opportunity?