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This little guy is surprisingl...
, July 2, 2014
This little guy is surprisingly wonderful! Depending on how light or heavy your
touch is, the line put down ranges from fairly fine to very broad! If only this
were an actual brush tip... And if the entire tip were usable, rather than the
lighter portion depicted beyond the white bit being plastic. Still, the felt
tip works nicely and it's refillable. The tip itself seems quite resilient,
though more time is needed to see just how long it lasts. Plus, it's hard to
beat that price!
The ink is a transparent black, and of course is slightly water-resistant when
dry. You can get some interesting effects using a wet brush after doing your
sketch, such as doing some light shading. You can even dip the pen directly into
water and use it like a watercolor brush, to an extent, or get some interesting
effects drawing onto paper that's been pre-wetted. And you can always convert
this pen into an eyedropper and use whatever ink with whatever water-resistance
level you choose, which is what I plan to do.
The compact size allows it to fit in many travel-kits for painting and
sketching, but when posted has a comfortable length to work with. I do so love
these little pens, as well as the fountain pen version!
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This fude pen is now...
, July 13, 2014
This fude pen is now a permanent part of my sketch kit, more due to its compact
size than any other quality. I have other brush pens of course, with actual
bristles instead of the felt, but this is a nice little workhorse. (Seriously,
though.. Pilot should really make bristled versions of the Petit, and it would
The lines you can achieve range from fine to fairly broad, and once the ink has
completely saturated the nib, it's quite flexible. Something about the ink it
comes with takes forever to saturate the nib, however. I intend to turn this
into an eyedropper, as my apple green version works stunningly wonderful as
such, but I thought I'd give the cartridge a try. Nope.. Never again. It takes
several days for it to saturate the nib, and the ink color itself isn't all that
impressive. Just convert this one and fill it with your own ink!
I really love these pens, and the fountain pen version. They're compact when
capped, but comfortably lengthed when the cap is posted, they come in fun
colors, and you can mod and fill them with coordinating inks or whatever ink you
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For the price, this is...
, April 23, 2013
For the price, this is a terrific little refillable brush pen! I keep one in
each of my sketch kits--they are good for expressive lines from broad to very
fine, and are compact enough to take anywhere. Like all the Pilot Petit pens
I've tried, they are very reliable. And, a big plus is that they are
refillable--I can put whatever fountain pen ink I want in the cartridge, and
because the pen body is transparent, you can see how much ink you have left.
For people worried about the small size (which I like), the pen cap posts, which
makes the pen standard length. I think these are a terrific addition to any
artist's kit (and they're fun, too!).
| This little Titan of...
, August 14, 2013
This little Titan of a pen surprised me! The range on it is pretty remarkable
starting at a really thin line to a medium-broad. Very nice! Refilling it seems
easy enough and allows for a longer use than just once,....so long as the tip
holds out. I really like it and will keep it for travel.