I am really impressed with this ink. It works really well with dip pens for
calligraphy and drawing as well as for painting. I found with this colour I was
able to get a good range of lights and darks for monochromatic work. I did a
full review of it here for anyone that is interested in knowing more :
A great brush pen! Definitely reminds me a lot of the Zebra Brush pens as far as
line width and flexibility. I really like black and grey ones like these. I
thought it was neat the packages include a template to help with the placement
when writing kanji on greetings etc. I have never seen those included with other
brush pens before but I thought it was a good idea!
I think this is a lovely well made case. I like the simple clean design and the
fabric has a nice soft feel. I really like that it is easy to access your stuff
as it is all laid out. I will have to see how it holds up over time, but I think
I shall buy another (or two) in the future.
I love this Style Fit. I previously purchased a 5 colour body, and I think it is
too wide for me. I know some may not like this one, as they have a thinner body
close in size to the Pentel Slicci pen. Personally I like thinner pens and I
like the sleek design. You can also remove the label with the information and
bar code. I think it would be a great accompaniment for a planner or diary.
These are wonderful! I found the nib easy to use and quite smooth when writing
compared to other brands I have tried. I really like that it has both top and
bottom reservoirs to hold more ink. The nib is straight cut making it suitable
for either left or right handed calligraphers. I'm definitely going to purchase
the other widths available.
It's a really a cute little brush, and it performs very well. Length wise, It's
a little bit shorter than the Pilot Petit 1 Fountain Pen when capped. The brush
size is close to a No 1 Round Brush. I think it will be very portable, and
perfect for smaller scale work and sketchbooks.
These are quite nice fountain calligraphy pens. I like the nib, and it serves
well for finer point calligraphy or italic writing. It can also be used whether
you are left or right handed. The nib can be unscrewed from the body, and fitted
onto pens like the Pilot Prera. I wish that Pilot would start selling the
broader nib (BB) for this pen though. Some might not like the grip section
though and it takes a bit to get used to.
I love the thinner body of this pen, as it is a lot like using a paint brush. I
think the Akashiya Pens require a lighter hand to get the very fine lines, and
this might take a bit of practice for some.
This is a great addition to the Akashiya line. If you already like their other
pens, then you will enjoy these. They write with a finer line, and has a lovely
muted colour palette. In an interview with an Akashiya representative, he
mentioned they designed these pens to appeal to females, and decided with a thin
body to resemble makeup tools. I thought that was interesting.
I have noticed that the Akashiya pens tend to work better on watercolour papers
with Alpha cellulose content like Canson Montval and Strathmore 400 Watercolour
paper. The lines are easily washed over and re-soluble on papers like these.
Otherwise, working with them by dissolving some colour on a palette is an easy
way to gain more control over the medium. For line drawing, they are very nice
when utilized on sumi-e papers, and papers with a bot more tooth to them.
Overall I really enjoy experimenting with these pens, and I think they are a
very unique product.