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 4.5 (22 customer reviews)
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June 3, 2009
I draw for a living,...
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I draw for a living, and I love trying new pens, so I gave this one a shot. I assume that this would probably be a good pen for writing Japanese characters, but it's far too soft to use for inking drawings. The tip is one solid mass, not bristles like a true brush pen, and when you apply pressure, the entire tip has a great amount of give. It feels almost "mushy", it's that flexible. Fun to play with, but very hard to get any real precision with it.

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September 7, 2010
I love how it feels,...
I love how it feels, it would be perfect if it were waterproof.

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July 22, 2010
As I continue to use...
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As I continue to use this pen,...I'm learning to appreciate it more. This is really a wonderful tool that seems to be flying under the radar. A really nice and juicy line too and a Xfine line can be accomplished with a little bit of effort. (I must raise my previous grade up a notch)

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July 16, 2010
Not a bad pen for larger...
Not a bad pen for larger scale sketches or for quick sketches at a comic con or something of that nature. Nice juicy line and pretty nice control. A pleasant surprise from Pilot. A little too thick though for any intricate detail in my experiences with it.

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July 24, 2014
Absolutely in love with...
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Absolutely in love with the feel of this pen. Works well for playing around on paper mostly -- which is what I bought it for. The tip is flexible (keep in mind that if you're looking for an actual 'brush' tip, this one is exactly what it says, soft!) and has (like someone else said) a 'juicy' effect. It will get full with ink which I like.

While I wouldn't use this for lining or precise work, I love this pen. Will probably buy another in the future.
If you're looking for a brush pen that doesn't have the squish of this tip, go for the 'hard' option instead (I have both and I love them aha). While it doesn't have the capability to have as wide strokes as this pen, one may prefer it's easier to control tip.

: )

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February 27, 2013
I ADORE this pen. Out...
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I ADORE this pen. Out of the few I've bought and tried from this site so far, this has been the clear favorite. As has already been noted, it isn't waterproof, which was distressing the first time I tried to watercolor over a drawing done with this pen. Oh well, lesson learned. Seems to work fine with my copics. Lovely lines. The best non-bristle brush pen I have ever used.

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June 3, 2009
This is with out a doubt...
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This is with out a doubt the best brush pen I have found so far bar none. The felt tip is smooth and soft. It always leaves a sharp clean line and the springs back to its straight self after every stroke. If you are after a rough 'brush' look or tiny compact marks, this isn't for you. If you like the streaky marker style run off on the end of a stroke and rounded starts and run offs, this isn't the pen for you. If you want a sharp clean consistent line (with obvious weight variation), this is the best I have found on the market so far bar none.

For examples of the pen's abilities (and my art) simply view the gallery on my website: as it is the pen that I almost exclusively use.

Please Please Please get more in and never be out of stock again! :)

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January 20, 2015
Bought this pen (along...
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Bought this pen (along the Pilot Pocket Brush Pen - Hard) last week and I LOVE the lush black line I get with it!

I would give it five stars but (like others have said) it takes a LOOOONG time to dry. :( But after 15-20 minutes it's ready for erasing.

December 12, 2014
Great line weights, really...
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Great line weights, really slick lines. Nice blacks! Always have at least 2 on hand!

December 9, 2014
This is my absolute favorite...
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This is my absolute favorite new brush pen. Previously I had been trying to get fine lines from the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, which is possible, but not as easily achieved as it is with this pen. You can go from really fat lines to thin ones easily with this pen all because of it's very squishy tip. Would recommend 10/10 times.

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