I’ve always been fascinated by pointillist art, where artists use tiny dots of ink instead of lines to whip up an illustration. It just seems to be such an excruciating process, requiring you to lift the pen off the paper as soon you put it down repeatedly. The Pointillist Artist’s Electronic Pen wants to make it just a little bit easier.
Instead of lifting your pen every time you put down a dot, the pen’s tip automatically lifts itself out of the way. That way, you can draw an image pointillism-style while moving your hand like you’re creating a regular illustration, saving you from the painstaking hassle of moving your wrist with every stroke.
The Pointillist Artist’s Electronic Pen has an integrated mechanism that causes the pen tip to pulse up and down at a rate of 600 times per minute. According to the product page, that’s enough to stipple a sketch sheet ten times faster than what a normal artist can do, allowing you to finish your drawings in a fraction of the time it normally takes. The catch? The integrated battery only holds 30 minutes’ worth of power at a time, so you’re going to have to break up a drawing session multiple times to recharge the darn thing, potentially making it very frustrating when the creative juices are freely flowing. Then again, maybe they’re counting on you buying multiple pens just for that.
Available now, the Pointillist Artist’s Electronic Pen is priced at $69.95.