I have a small update for my 2016 blog post about Massimo Fecchi, the Italian artist who draws comics with the, in my opinion, best proportions, shapes and lines with beautiful variations.
When I asked Massimo about his pencils in 2016 he used a Rotring Tikky II for his initial drawings. Recently, he posted a photo of himself drawing for fans at the Comic Con in Wels, Austria. In this photo, he has switched pencils, or rather pencil models, not the pencil brand. When I asked him he told me that he is now usually using a Rotring 500 in either 0.5 mm or 0.7 mm. He described it as being lighter and more precise than the Tikky II.
I find it astonishing that even though most of us amateurs associate heavier pens, including mechanical pencils, with a more luxurious pen or better quality, while the professionals, in this case, Massimo, who use pencils as tools to get work done value lightness, probably to stop them from getting some sort of finger fatigue.
I believe that the use of this Massimo Fecchi’s photos falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.
5 thoughts on “Traces of graphite – Massimo Fecchi update 2020”
Really lovely artwork!
I also like the Rotring 500 a lot, it is very comfortable in hand, the weight is concentrated at the tip of the pencil having the barrel made out of plastic. Plus is a fraction of the 600 price.
I am curious if he also uses Rotring for inking the pencil drawings?
Very nice pictures, thank you.
The difference between amateurs and professionals is immediately visible.
Hello Rares, when I asked a few years ago he said that before inking with a brush he does the fine details with the Staedtler pigment liner (005, 01, 02). He then inks with Winsor & Newton brushes (#2 – #7).
Fecchi’s drawings are so good!
Beautiful photo of the Rotring 500 – 05 with which I am more and more satisfied. It keeps me company from morning … to evening!