Kuretake No. 55 Double-Sided Brush Pen - Hard & Soft

Kuretake No. 55 Double-Sided Brush Pen - Hard & Soft

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4.3 (4 reviews)
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This double-sided hard and soft felt tip brush pen from Kuretake gives you the best of both worlds for your artwork. Great for outlining and coloring in art or creating different scenery effects.

Everyone knows Kuretake because of the famous No. 13 fountain brush pen that is so popular in the US. But did you know that Kuretake has dozens of other brush pens that are just as high quality and popular in Japan? JetPens is proud to bring to the US an extensive line of Kuretake brush pens. Each brush is unique and perfect for a different use. The quality and performance of these pens are quite impressive, and we think you will be very pleased.

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I owe Jetpens my reviews... T...
February 23, 2011
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I owe Jetpens my reviews...
This brush marker is great for on-the-go sketching, a perfect pocket brush. It's not fine nor delicate, there's no fear of mashing it against the paper, of really abusing it, pushing limits. I have a lot of fun with the brush side of the marker, it was the first of the Kuretake's that I tried but have since switched over to the No.33 and No.6 since the hard marker is pretty useless to me. It bleeds a different ink than the soft side, separates into blue and grey when exposed to water. It's so hard that it skips and splashes a bit too. I most use it to write myself notes, or I give it to my 3-yr-old to use...
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The key things to know...
April 1, 2010
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The key things to know here are that (A) the soft brush is huge--don't plan to do any detailed line drawings with it--but gives a good range of line width and is fairly responsive to pressure, (B) the hard brush gives a fine line but is not good for varying line width because, well, it's HARD! (The hard brush has basically two line widths: "light touch" and "mashing it into the paper.")

I can't make a recent comparison, but I think the Pentel/Platinum brush size is better for drawing, and I'm wondering if Kuretake makes a smaller soft brush. (My ideal would have been a medium soft brush + a fine soft brush, neither of which this pen offers. Oh well. The pen is great for someone who knows what they're getting!)
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Excellent pen, superb...
April 10, 2015
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Excellent pen, superb value
Better than the American...
June 14, 2011
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Better than the American version of the Tombow brush pen by a mile. Good pen for sketching. The soft brush makes it a little slow for fast caricature work though.

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