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 CA200-16|
|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||Rose Red|
|Tip Length||9 mm|
|Tip Material||Synthetic Hair|
November 24, 2014
I tried it as a regular...
I tried it as a regular brush pen but did not know that it works with watercolor! I need to try it.
As a brush pen, it's super soft, so it's not great for small detailed work, but it's fun for more gestural work.
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.