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Reviews Written by anton

June 13, 2010
Pretty nice pen to use,...
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Pretty nice pen to use, but loses it's sharp point pretty quickly.

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October 22, 2009
These are really nice...
These are really nice for comic lettering and writing in general. The pen body has a nice feel too. Not a lot of dynamic range/width, but a solid writing pen.

 
September 18, 2009
Very similar to the Pilot...
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Very similar to the Pilot hard pen, but not quite as wet ink flow.

Like all of these types of pens, it can't handle very fast, longer strokes, but is very capable and offers some line variation.

 
September 3, 2009
Nice and black!...
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Nice and black!

 
September 3, 2009
I have to echo the other...
I have to echo the other reviewer. This pen is the most comparable to a 7-series that I've found. The ink is dense, and one smooth paper the lines don't streak and get that 'dry brush' look that the Kuretake/Pentels get.

This is definitely a good substitute for a watercolour brush, and with care I can achieve much the same results. The more I use this, the more I realise that this is definitely the best brush pen on the market. I'm back to buy some more spares!

Now if it was able to be posted and had a clip it would be perfect!

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August 17, 2009
Nice writing pen. There's...
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Nice writing pen. There's a bit of drag, but it makes for very nice lettering.

 
August 17, 2009
Great pen. I prefer this...
Great pen. I prefer this to the Pentel. It's lighter, classier, and I think the ink is a little darker, too.

It's on the thin side, but if you're used to watercolour brushes you won't mind.

 
August 17, 2009
One week later: This...
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One week later: This pen is still impressing me. I thought that the tip might have gone by now, but after a week of nightly sketching it is still as new.

While it can't handle super-quick long strokes, this is still a very impressive cartooning tool. I'm a brush and ink guy, but if I had to take one tool on a desert island, this would be it. You can do controlled lines, plus brush style and even lettering (although there are better brush/sign/fude pens for this) all in the one pen. Plus, there's an ink window, which I didn't notice when it was full. Great feature.

Downsides: Sometimes the line quality is a little scratchy on fast strokes, but not bad for a pen under five bucks! Also, I really hate the colour. The blue is a little brighter than in the Jetpens photos, and is very bleh as far as I'm concerned.

Next I'm going to update how it goes refilling with fountain pen ink. I've used this technique on other pens, and have kept them going for as long as the tip holds out! Watch this space.

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August 17, 2009
While I'm not sure about...
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While I'm not sure about anticipating my moves, this is a very fine brush pen! It is a lot broader and thicker than the Kuretake/Pentel Pocket Brush ones though. This is good for a really nice, wet ink flow, but it does make thinner hairlines a little more difficult.

As other reviewers have mentioned, it has a great feel and balance. It doesn't post, so make sure not to lose that cap! It is quite a large pen - much more so than the other pens I've mentioned. This definitely isn't a pocket pen, and lives in the studio.

Overall, it's a great brush pen for bigger work. Recommended.

 
August 11, 2009
This pen arrived today,...
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This pen arrived today, and it is exactly what I've been looking for. I would say this is pretty much the perfect marriage of brush and pen; possessing qualities of each.

This isn't a 'brush' but more like a flexible pen. It won't do what a sable brush can, nor even what a 'real' brush pen can, but it's pretty close and easier to control.

Highly recommended for cartoonists and comic artists who want a variable line on the go.