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Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pen - 20 Color Set

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Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pen - 20 Color Set - AKASHIYA CA200-20V
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Description
Set comes with 20 SAI watercolor brushes.

The innovative design of these SAI brush pens from Akashiya is what helped it win the 2007 ISOT Stationery of the Year award in Japan. SAI brushes have the potential to revolutionize painting as we know it, allowing artists to create beautiful artwork from an elegant, non-messy tool. The brushes are a great combination of traditional sumi-e (Asian art) brush quality and modern brush functionality and portability.

SAI brushes are the first of its kind to reproduce water-soluble brushes in a self-contained, disposable form. It can be used with a water brush (such as the Pentel Aquash) to produce amazing gradients and effects. Colors can be mixed with water to create lighter shades, combined with other colors to create new colors, etc. The brushes are always ready to paint whenever you are, and you can cap them when you are finished. No wonder they created so much buzz in Japan. JetPens is proud to search out great products like these and bring them to you!

The following pictures show some painting techniques and example artwork that can be created using these brushes:

There are 20 beautiful individual brush ink colors. See what they look like either unaltered or diluted on paper below:

A special pigment ink waterproof outline brush is also available for drawing purposes. The following picture shows a leaf drawn with an outline brush and a leaf drawn using the regular black water-soluble brush:

Like many watercolors, the SAI brush colors other than black are not light resistant, so colors will fade if kept in sunny areas. These brushes are perfect for journaling or painting artwork for indoors.


Specs
Model NumberAKASHIYA CA200-20V
Body Color Black
Body Material Plastic
Cartridge-Compatible No
Clippable No
Color Set Yes
Diameter - Grip 9 mm
Diameter - Max 9 mm
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Characteristics Water-Soluble
Length - Capped 16.9 cm
Length - Posted 19.1 cm
Length - Uncapped 15.8 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black, Burnt Umber Brown, Dark Blue, Dark Green, Green, Indigo, Lime Green, Magenta, Mouse Gray, Pale Orange, Peach Pink, Purple, Red, Rose Red, Sky Blue, Tea Brown, Ultramarine, Vermilion, Yellow, Yellow Ocher
Tip Length 9 mm
Tip Material Synthetic Hair
Tip Replaceable No

Reviews


May 21, 2010
These brush pens definitely...
These brush pens definitely have their pros and cons.

Pros:

-Excellent Blending (with water & the other colors)
-Great Brushes (that are not too soft or hard and they're not imitation foam brushes)
-Light Weight/Travel Friendly (I take them anywhere and everywhere)
-No Odor/No Mess

Cons:

-No light-fastness (this is a HUGE deal-breaker for me)
-Not meant for large artwork (painting an entire 8/11" page will be T-E-D-I-O-U-S!)
-Little Ink (For the price you would expect the chambers to be full of ink!!! If I knew
that these were just glorified markers with brush tips on the ends I would have
just settled for Crayola Brand.)


Final Judgement:

These pens allow me to PAINT (actually paint!!!) without the mess and can be used/taken anywhere. While I have my complaints about these pens, I cannot put them down!!! Although these pens will not fully replace an actual water color and brush set, they are so convenient that at the moment I use nothing else!!!

18 people found this helpful
alethia.bodis
 
March 24, 2011
love them!!!! there the...
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love them!!!! there the best and this is my first time using watercolor pencils:), if anything the color is amazing the tips are fine and prefect! and they can work with any medium!!!

tip- they work very well with copic markers and ink pens:)

5 people found this helpful
Quistiscan
 
January 11, 2011
I bought this one to...
I bought this one to try out before getting the whole set and after the first stroke I wish I had the whole set. If you have used Akashiya's Fude disposable brush or Pentel's pocket brush, this is the same feel. The Pentel brush has more width diversity but that one has longer bristles. It looks really good even before you put water on the ink. If you do watercolors or brush painting this is a good buy. I gave it four stars for not being refillable. The length of the brush is really a good compromise, long so it has a larger ink capacity but not so long that it does not fit in most pockets and needs a special case.

2 people found this helpful
 
August 1, 2010
I've been buying these...
I've been buying these in the 5-pen sets. Since I can't spring for it all at once.
But I have most now and boy do I love them.

I love the water-based media and since I like to bike and move around alot I bought these. They let me paint spontanesly whenever I break at the park, without the fuss of using a cup of water and brush and pans taking up room in my pack. (Now I can carry my extra snacks _3)
I like how you can dilute them simply by dipping them in a bit of water, how brilliant they come out, and the small sets are beutifully matched to eachother, and they do blend well.
They don't replace my watercolors entirely, but for the artist on the go they are fun and really worth it.

2 people found this helpful
April.hurtado
 
August 10, 2009
i work in water color...
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i work in water color and inks, and these brush pens are not only fun but have brought a whole other level of style and look to my art work that i just love!

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