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I love Ain lead, I just...
October 31, 2015
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I love Ain lead, I just wish they were still making the 4B! Stein isn't the same! 4B was nice and dark, I miss it! However, I'm still using the other grades in my everyday carry. There's just nothing like Ain lead, and B is excellent for both writing and drawing. Love it!
Well made and excellent...
October 31, 2015
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Well made and excellent for detail work in my drawings. One of my favorite drawing tools!
I love Tombow pencils,...
October 31, 2015
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I love Tombow pencils, and now I love Tombow erasers! This fits perfectly alongside my pencils, so no problem to carry. I like that I can get a very fine line or erase a wider area! I have a few of these and so far nothing has broken. They also erase cleanly with minimal dust. Love it!
Like other reviewers...
October 31, 2015
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Like other reviewers mentioned, this pen does have issues. However, it's been my go-to brush pen for years! The size, weight and feel of the brush tip are just right for a wide variety of uses! Whether it's detailed line work, sketching, calligraphy or simply writing, this pen is great! The tip has a nice, firm-yet-springy feel, the resulting line is quite crisp and ink is a rich, solid black. Yes, I've had leakage issues with a few of these. Yes, the tip eventually wears out and comes loose. And yes, on some papers, the ink takes forever to dry! None of this is much of a problem for me, though. I don't mind the long dry time and if the pen leaks or breaks, I just replace it. It's pretty inexpensive for such a useful pen. I hope they never discontinue it!
Very unique feel to the...
June 25, 2014
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Very unique feel to the paper! If you press hard, the paper has a rubbery stretch to it, yet is silky-smooth with most pens and pencils. It's hard to crease and tear, which is great if you tend to abuse your books. Since the paper doesn't absorb ink very much, I did find that some brush pens and many fountain pen inks won't properly dry (or at least take a long time to dry), and I ended up with lots of smearing. Inks do look beautiful on this, though! I am currently using mostly oil based drawing pencils with this book, and having a blast! They don't smear and erase well, and blending appears velvety smooth. Overall a unique and wonderful writing experience!
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This is a big brush pen...
September 10, 2013
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This is a big brush pen and I'm not sure it would be the best for travel (although it is certainly an option). But for home/studio use, it's amazing. The Tsumi brush tip is soft and springy enough to give smooth, expressive lines. It isn't totally waterproof, but that works for me where others might prefer the pigmented versions of these pens. They hold plenty of ink (yes, I purchased all six pens), and the sides are easy to squeeze for more ink, but not so soft that you are giving up control over the ink flow. I am for sure buying more of the Tsumi, since I can see myself using this one on a daily basis. For me, it's exactly the right combination of brush length and density, springiness and ink flow. Love it!
What a fun idea! My...
August 23, 2013
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What a fun idea! My pen turned out great and writes very well. It's awesome knowing my pen is unique. Along with a few bars of Sculpey clay, this would make a nice gift for someone who's crafty!
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They hold plenty of water...
August 4, 2013
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They hold plenty of water and the size is compact for travel, but the brush is way too soft and flimsy to be useful for me. The springiness I want just isn't there. Depending on your style, these might be great for you, but they did not meet my needs. I still kept them as backup, since they're relatively inexpensive and I enjoy having tools around that are different than what I'm used to. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't repurchase, though.
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The brushes on the Holbein...
August 4, 2013
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The brushes on the Holbein water pens are SO wonderful! Very soft and springy, way better than any other water brush I've tried. Unfortunately, when you squeeze for more water, it comes out the sides of the nib WAY too quickly! You have to be extremely careful not to squeeze hard at all, or you will have water everywhere! The pens hold a lot of water, but since so much comes out it kind of cancels that out. I still prefer the Kuretake water brushes, even though the bristles don't last very long.
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The brushes on the Holbein...
August 4, 2013
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The brushes on the Holbein water pens are SO wonderful! Very soft and springy, way better than any other water brush I've tried. Unfortunately, when you squeeze for more water, it comes out the sides of the nib WAY too quickly! You have to be extremely careful not to squeeze hard at all, or you will have water everywhere! The pens hold a lot of water, but since so much comes out it kind of cancels that out. I still prefer the Kuretake water brushes, even though the bristles don't last very long.
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