Japanese brush pens are great tools for manga artists as well as calligraphers. Convenient and perfect for on the go travel (thus the name Pocket) these pens offer lush black color and varying lines widths depending on applied pressure.
Features a felt tip and conveniently refills with cartridges.
Incredible! This pen came with the Noodler's Emperor's Purple eyedropper 4.5oz
ink bottle, and it is one of the most incredible pens I've had the pleasure of
using. I am back to buy more so that I can add an o-ring and use them with other
Noodler's eye dropper inks! While the lines created by this pen are too broad
for most of my day-to-day uses (taking notes on college ruled paper), I still
enjoy the feel of this pen when I'm writing notes to friends, creating my "to
do" list and even making a shopping list. I firmly believe that nothing beats
the Platinum Preppy fountain pens (fine tip), Platinum Brush Pen and Platinum
highlighters and sign pens. Oh, and save money by buying Noodler's ink, adding a
rubber o-ring (jetpens has instructions online) and refilling your Platinum
pens! I now own two dozen different Platinum pens that I've retrofitted with
o-rings that I've filled with ink... no problems so far!
Eh...nothing to write home about for me. I've been spoiled by pens like the
Pentel Pocket and the Kuretake brush pens, so the felt tip doesn't do much for
me. It's definitely a better quality felt tip than Pitt or Sakura brush pens at
the same price.
For me, I'd rather save up and just buy a Pentel Pocket. However, if you are a
fan of the felt tip brush pens, this would be the one to get.
However, the pen itself is very attractive, so I can't mark it too low.
Creates nice expressive dark lines that are waterproof to boot! So it partners
well with watercoloring media. Just need to continue testing the resiliency of
the felt brush nib and the durability of each ink cartridge. Ideal tool for
cartoon sketching on the go.
I still have to play with it a little, but the cartridge was not already
installed so it toook literally about 5 minutes to get the ink from it to the
tip. Eventually I decided to dip the tip into the cartridge opening to the ink
flowing which worked, but a little annoying.
The ink so far seems to be nice and the shape of the lines are decent yet sort
of stiffer than the other brush pens I have used like the more vinyl tipped
disposable brush pens (Standard) by Pentel.
Not looking to replace any other brush pens, but wanted to give it a try. I
think it would take something amazing for me to continue to use this pen, but
nothing is impossible.