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I'm an illustrator and...
March 1, 2010
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I'm an illustrator and wanted a companion brush pen to haul around and sketch with. While the pen has a great feel, the point does not hold as crisp as my much uglier, cheaper pentels, and not quite as satifying a snap. It also does not have as opaque an ink. However, high marks for beauty on this pen which almost makes up for it. The bamboo body is very well crafted and feels great to draw or write with. The plastic components on the closure made me raise an eyebrow at first but after pretty heavy use the cap still has a great, confidence inducing fit. Feels like unsheathing a sword when you pull the cap off.
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I love this pen! Very...
December 23, 2014
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I love this pen! Very convenient to carry along, no leaking and creates a beautiful expressive line with little effort on my part. Bought this one for myself -- the set with blue silk case and a lovely little wooden box is the same pen, but a much more elegant presentation for a special gift.
I'm a comic artist, and...
June 21, 2012
I'm a comic artist, and I've been using this brushpen in lieu of an actual brush for months. Very convenient to carry around in my inking pouch, and it fits the hand better than other brushpens I've purchased in the past. The brush has a great amount of give, allowing for some really expressive lines, and the brushpen is fantastic for both serious inking and noodling about in a sketchbook. My only complaint is that I can't refill the cartridges with my choice of ink, I've found that any ink besides the ink in the Akashiya cartridges clogs the natural bristles of the brush. This is a problem as the Akashiya ink is slightly greyer than the other inks I use, and requires a little extra tweaking in Photoshop. Other than that, a great product.
This is a fantastic brush...
October 2, 2010
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This is a fantastic brush pen, with bristles that are soft and very responsive. The brush is broad and long enough for large, thick characters, yet the tip is sharp enough to handle very fine lines (although doing so requires careful control, as the previous reviewer discovered, because the brush moves so fluidly). This is a true joy to write with, and it's beautiful as well. I love this pen!
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