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