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.
|Model Number||AKASHIYA CA200-5VB|
|Diameter - Grip||9 mm|
|Diameter - Max||9 mm|
|Length - Capped||16.9 cm|
|Length - Posted||19.1 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||15.8 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Sky Blue, Indigo, Lime Green, Dark Blue, Tea Brown|
|Tip Length||9 mm|
|Tip Material||Synthetic Hair|
April 9, 2014
The Sai watercolor brushes...
The Sai watercolor brushes are fabulous. The colors are complex and the brush points are sharp for super fine lines. These have real bristle brushes, not a foam brush-shaped tip so they take some practice to get a great range of shapes but they are so beautiful and super juicy too.
May 24, 2013
These pens are totally...
These pens are totally worthless. They streak. The brush has no shape at all. They are beyond cheap. After years of recommending JetPens to students, I am hugely disappointed in the indifferent and defensive "service." Shop elsewhere, folks!
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