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One week later: This...
August 17, 2009
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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 concerned.

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
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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 plus.

the only thing that would make this pen perfect is if the ink was water resistant.
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jennrodriguez
I love the line and modest...
February 22, 2011
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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.
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Excellent pen brush in...
May 17, 2013
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Excellent pen brush in regards to touch and feel. Can create fine lines and relatively thick line. Although it's not in the same league as the more expensive synthetic hair pocket brush, it does have a blacker ink. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was it take FOREVER for the ink to dry. I'd recommend you wait at least 15 minutes before you erase any pencil lines.
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robertshepherd.online
I purchased this pen...
May 26, 2011
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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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LizardbethArt
Absolutely love this...
August 3, 2015
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Absolutely love this pen. Perfect for heavy brushwork and covering large areas in pen & ink drawings.
seattlehorsehealer
Nice to do my Chinese...
July 31, 2015
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Nice to do my Chinese name with.
donn.album
Wonderful for left-handed...
July 21, 2015
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Wonderful for left-handed calligraphers trying to accomplish elliptical "copperplate" style modern elliptical script. It is easy to use - no fumbling with the pressure to figure out the transition between slim lines and think lines. Perfect.
laurita_sanchez
This is a really good...
July 15, 2015
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This is a really good pen but I really didn't see a big difference between the soft and the hard as I have bought both. I would buy it again as they are nice too you for lettering in the hard. My only problem is that they are not labeled in English and I had to email Jet Pens to determine which was which soft/hard.
TerriMayle55
Great, but not waterproof! Thi...
July 13, 2015
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Great, but not waterproof!
This pen is excellent for heavy handed artists who want to get a good amount of line weight in their work, as well as details. The ink is rich and the lines are crisp but without waterproof ink, you can do little else with it. Don't use white gel pens or water based white inks to try to cover mistakes or you'll smudge your lines. Also not useable with alcohol based markers like Prisma or Copic.

Still, if you're just a pen and ink artist, this is a fantastic addition to your collection, though I would highly recommend the Kuretake Disposable Pocket Brush Pen instead.
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