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One week later: This...
, August 17, 2009
One week later: This pen is still impressing me. I thought that the tip might
have gone by now, but after a week of nightly sketching it is still as new.
While it can't handle super-quick long strokes, this is still a very impressive
cartooning tool. I'm a brush and ink guy, but if I had to take one tool on a
desert island, this would be it. You can do controlled lines, plus brush style
and even lettering (although there are better brush/sign/fude pens for this) all
in the one pen. Plus, there's an ink window, which I didn't notice when it was
full. Great feature.
Downsides: Sometimes the line quality is a little scratchy on fast strokes, but
not bad for a pen under five bucks! Also, I really hate the colour. The blue is
a little brighter than in the Jetpens photos, and is very bleh as far as I'm
Next I'm going to update how it goes refilling with fountain pen ink. I've used
this technique on other pens, and have kept them going for as long as the tip
holds out! Watch this space.
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this is THE best brush...
, November 25, 2008
this is THE best brush pen i've ever used (and i've used a LOT). it's a dream to
sketch with, has a sharp tip for REALLY fine detail, just enough give, holds
it's shape, has super dense super juicy black ink. the see through well is a
the only thing that would make this pen perfect is if the ink was water
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I purchased this pen...
, May 26, 2011
I purchased this pen because I had fallen in love with Pilot's duel black & gray
brush pen, but wasn't able to replace it once the black side ran out of ink. I
was hoping this pen, being it's by the same manufacturer & labeled "hard" would
be a close match. Sadly, I was disappointed. It's definitely softer than the
duel pen's tip, which is why I was so excited by it in the first place. The ink
is still nice and dark and copic-proof (can't say if it's waterproof though),
but since I'm a little more heavy handed I need my brush pens to be a bit
sturdier. I'm sure I could get used to this one with a bit of practice, but as
for now I'm sadly lamenting not having my perfect pen. :(
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I love the line and modest...
, February 22, 2011
I love the line and modest width variation of this pen (from somewhat thin to
not-too-thick), it handles well, and it would be beautiful for medium to larger
drawings--BUT for two problems. It does dry out quickly on a longer stroke, and
at the wet end of the stroke the ink seeps into and spreads out on every paper I
normally use. Not hugely, but too much blur for a small or fine-line drawing. My
Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen (hard) needs to air out a bit before use (it always
comes out of the cap wet and sloppy, then after a few seconds is great), but so
far that hasn't been a fix for using the Pilot. Maybe the trick is to use this
nice tip with a different ink if that's possible.
| Both of the Pilot Pocket...
, July 14, 2014
Both of the Pilot Pocket Brush Pens are steadily becoming my new favorite tool
for ink work. They have the line variation of a brush with the control of a pen,
and you don't have to worry about splitting like you do with fine inking
brushes. I've never had an issue with ink flow, either, which has been a problem
I've encountered with the Pentel brush pen.
I'd very strongly recommend both the hard and soft versions of this pen to
anyone looking for a tool like this - you can get very fine lines with both if
you have a careful hand, but the soft pen is much better for large areas of
heavy black. The only downside I can think of is that they're not waterproof in
the least, but I'm willing to work around that just for how fun they are to use.