Average Customer Review
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
I picked this up for...
, May 2, 2011
I picked this up for lettering work, but, except for larger lettering, I think
I'll prefer this for drawing. I usually like a more fine and precise line and a
drier pen, but pair this pen with a smooth paper (like Rhodia) and it's great
fun for fast doodles. The variation in line width from moderately fine to rather
thick gives a lot of dynamism with a light tough. After minimal drying time, it
handles erasing of underlying pencil lines well (if you don't go overboard
scrubbing at it with the eraser). I don't necessarily find this ink to be
blacker than any other similar pen. I haven't used it long enough to know how
it'll hold up in the long run, so I can't give it a 5 out of 5. But for a loose,
free style of drawing, I recommend this one a lot.
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
I love this brush pen!...
, October 17, 2011
I love this brush pen! It makes kanji practice so much fun! The tip was a bit
stiff at first (like a felt tip) but it became softer with use.
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
UPDATE: I just wanted...
, January 12, 2011
UPDATE: I just wanted to update my review. I still love these pens and use them
constantly, but I did have to warn you that sometimes the ink will bead at the
tip of the brush and will produce blobs and impercise lines. This tends to
correspond with the weather and air pressure. It doesn't happen all the time.
I still love them and continue to keep them in my bag for everyday use.
I bought two Zebras along...
, March 19, 2014
I bought two Zebras along with two each of Sailor and Kuretake brush pens. In
order, I preferred the Sailors most of all with the Kuretakes least.
These Zebras, fine and super-fine, have a nice stroke compared to the Kuretake's
scratchy line, but has a similar grey/thin ink.
If jetpens are out of Sailor pens, I would get these Zebras as alternatives.
These are used for drawing, not writing.
Good pen and acceptable...
, April 27, 2013
Good pen and acceptable thickness of the lines, but I prefer the Kuretake
I LOVE this pen. It was...
, March 24, 2012
I LOVE this pen. It was my first brush pen but it's gotten me hooked. I'm
ordering more, in fact!
The tip is nice and flexible but easy to control, though I'm worried it'll give
out quickly, especially if you push too hard. Either way, it's great for the
price, the ink doesn't seem to smudge or bleed through and it gives some really
great outlines when inking pictures. Even the fine tip makes filling in larger
areas nice and fast while still being precise.
As a "grunt tool" brushpen...
, February 22, 2012
As a "grunt tool" brushpen for cartooning, this is a great one. I recently
started using brush pens for inking my comics, and the Zebra's been a
surprisingly helpful brush.
I'm still astounded on...
, February 15, 2012
I'm still astounded on how cheap this pen is for the amazing quality line weight
and control it has. It's pressure resistance is insane, especially since I'm a
hard presser, and is absolutely variant in its line weight depending on the
user's desire. HIGHLY recommended.
These pens make even...
, October 25, 2010
These pens make even my cartoon drawings look good, and believe me, that's high
praise! Seriously, they are SO easy to use and get nice lines from. I love my
Zebra Brush Pens!
This is my favourite...
, September 7, 2010
This is my favourite brush pen so far.
Perfect resistance for my drawing style, smooth, wide range, waterproof ink.
Awesome pen. I keep it...
, May 3, 2010
Awesome pen. I keep it with me for sketching. it's perfect for on-the-go.
Nice writing pen. There's...
, August 17, 2009
Nice writing pen. There's a bit of drag, but it makes for very nice lettering.
This is an excellent...
, January 6, 2009
This is an excellent brush pen! I use it to write regularly, and I'm afraid I
should buy some more! __ You can achieve fine, small letters if you hold it
upright so the tip is perpendicular to the paper. I would buy this again, but I
want to get a refillable pen now.
This pen has a made my...
, November 1, 2008
This pen has a made my work look alot better then when I did my work with
"regular" pens and it give my writing a certain elegance that it didn't have
before. I will definitely come back here to buy more pens!
1 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
I AM AN INTERNATIONALLY...
, March 8, 2011
I AM AN INTERNATIONALLY NATIONALLY PUBLISHED PRO COMIC BOOK ARTIST &
ILLUSTRATOR, AND MUST SAY THAT THE "FINE" AND "EXTRA FINE" ZEBRA BRISH SIGN PENS
HAVE BECOME MY MAIN INKING TOOL FOR COMICS WORK. I'VE USED THEM FOR ABOUT 4-5
YEARS OR MORE AND USED TO ORDER THEM FROM A NEPHEW WHO LIVED IN JAPAN. I ALSO
USE FUJIS AND KURATEKES BUT I FIND THAT THE TIPS ON THE ZEBRAS ARE MUCH MORE
DURABLE AND RESPONSIVE. I'VE EVEN TURNED SOME OF MY FORMER SEQUENTIAL ART
STUDENTS ON TO THESE AND THEY'VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THEM (AND WITH JET PENS!),
TOO. THANKS, JET PENS FOR YOUR GREAT SERVICE, GREAT PRICES, AND FOR MAKING THESE
PENS AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. PS- THE GRAY INK VERSION IS AMAZING FOR HALF-TONE
WORK, BUT SADLY ARE NO LONGER SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE FROM JET PENS. PLEASE, JET
PENS, I BEG OF YOU: MAKE THE THE GRAY INK VERSION AVAILABLE AGAIN!!!!!
0 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
The ink is awful. When...
, December 27, 2011
The ink is awful. When I use it on my manuscript paper it looks gray. Nuff