Petrina Burkard


Scotts Valley(America)

I love urban sketching with the pen because I find it so versatile.

Q.Which Stylo series pen do you use?
Stylo sketch pen
Q.How did you find the Stylo/Tradio pen?
I saw the display at Palace Art Supplies in downtown Santa Cruz when I was looking for new pens to try.
Q.How do you get your Stylo/Tradio pen?
I buy them from Palace Arts downtown Santa Cruz.
Q.Is there anyone who uses this pen around you?
I lent mine to an artist friend when we were out sketching/watercolour painting together and now she has her own.

Q.When have you enjoyed using your Stylo/Tradio pen?
My Stylo is my grab and go pen. I love urban sketch and carry a sketchbook and pen with me at all times, the pen I most often bring is my Stylo since I find it so versatile.
Q.Do you know of any writing instruments similar to the Stylo/Tradio pen?
I have a collection of pens with different ink/nibs and appreciate that my Stylo is not like the others. I find it a nice combination of fountain and fine line pens. If I had to pick one I’d say it is closest to my regular fountain pen nib.
Q.Are there any points that you want the Stylo/Tradio to improve on?
I would LOVE a permanent ink/waterproof option. I use it with watercolour and don’t always want the ink to run.
Q.What would you like to say to the Stylo/Tradio to celebrate their 40th anniversary this year?
Congratulations on 40 years! I look forward to continuing to use your wonderful products.

Petrina Burkard