This pen is nice, but it is not waterproof. It feels like the opposite - a
watercolor brush. Even a week after drawing, the ink washes away with water with
absolute ease. For this reason it works well for laying down the base of a
Also, to be clear, the color is much as shown - it's very grey, not blue at
I took off one star because I don't find the color to be particularly gorgeous -
some greys are just lovely, this one's a bit ho hum. But it's a decent
Lexington Gray is still a dark-ish gray - enough that it feels to me similar to
drawing with black, just softer and gentler in a very nice wy. It's a lovely
shade. Right now I keep one Kuretake Hair Brush loaded with Lexington Gray and
use it in conjunction with other pens loaded with Noodler's Bulletproof Black -
that arrangement works quite nicely.
I love this pen for cartooning - you get a good variable width line, but it's a
lot easier to handle - more controlled - than a hair brush pen. If you draw a
line too fast it does get a bit dry, but other than that, it's a very good
I think I like the tip on this one a little better the tip on the Zebra Sign
Pen, but they're quite similar.
These pens are great. I prefer the .4mm to the .3mm because the line is smoother
and works well on a greater variety of papers. I find it to be much more
reliable and smooth than Microns, however Microns are totally waterproof and I
wouldn't recommend these for use with wet media unless you're looking for a
water-soluble ink effect.