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This little guy is surprisingl...
July 2, 2014
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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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djkhimtaka
This fude pen is now...
July 13, 2014
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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 be sublime.)

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 want!
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djkhimtaka
This little Titan of...
August 14, 2013
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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.
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togotooner
For the price, this is...
April 23, 2013
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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!).
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leighabernathy
Cute pen. Tip not as...
September 29, 2016
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Cute pen. Tip not as fine as I would like. handling is a bit tricky coz of the small pen body, even though my hands are really small.
khatebernardez
love it, copic proof,...
August 12, 2016
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love it, copic proof, super cute!
sara and groot
Fun little pen, but writes...
April 10, 2016
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Fun little pen, but writes like a felt-tip, not a brush pen. I wouldn't buy again.
It's firm yet very soft...
February 1, 2016
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It's firm yet very soft to draw with! I really like the springiness of the tip, and the size makes it easy to store.
vanessawu126
Cute fun pen!! I'm learning...
September 29, 2015
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Cute fun pen!! I'm learning the art of brush tip pens and this is great to start with! Has a more firm brush so very easy for a beginner.
larzriley
This is a pretty cool...
August 29, 2015
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This is a pretty cool little pen. I love the whole concept of Pilot Petit pens. Tempted to get all colors in all three types but would not really use them all so I'll stick to the fountain and rude brush pens in black...for now.
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