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Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pen - Black - AKASHIYA CA200-12
  A great brush pen all..., April 10, 2014
A great brush pen all around. 5 stars.
Gives a generally bluer/greyer black (than Kuretake no.33 brush marker, or the Akashiya Sai Pigment Brush Pen for example).
Kuretake Fudebiyori Pocket Color Brush Pen - 12 Color Set - KURETAKE CBK-55-12V
  Very vibrant colors that..., April 10, 2014
Very vibrant colors that are water soluble and blend ok. Note that the brush tips are medium-firm, not soft and supple like the Disposable-Kuretake-Pocket-Brush-Pens.
Pentel Aquash Waterbrush Pen - Medium - PENTEL FRH-M
  I love this brush. Just..., February 23, 2011
I love this brush. Just keep in mind that it's not a watercolor brush and it's not really a brush pen either. The brush hairs are tough, they're a soft plastic. My 3-yr-old can mash them but they survive no problem. This brush is mostly good for spreading water around, and for brush lines if you're using an ink (It's nice with paint cakes, ok with tubes). Great flow, just don't squeeze it like you're trying to kill it. Great for water storage too. The plastic absorbs some of the color, so make sure you wash the bristles.
Pentel Standard Brush Pen - Super Fine Tip - PENTEL XFL2F
  Others have said most..., February 23, 2011
Others have said most everything. I'll add what was left out. This pen is just like a waterbrush (i have Pentel's Aquash) with black ink attached rather than plain water. The flow is annoying to control but the brush head is lovely. I'm not sure if the flow issue was unique to my brush, but it would dry up after about 4" of line (but I faced similar issues w/ the Medium Tip Pentel brushpen)... I like dry brush techniques but this isn't that, this was a dead brush. I wish I could like this pen. The price makes me shudder so my thoughts are: just get a waterbrush (same price). It's more versatile and the flow is better.
Akashiya Sai ThinLine Watercolor Brush Pen - Sumii-ro (Sumi Black) - AKASHIYA TCA300-12
  This pen is really delicate...., February 23, 2011
This pen is really delicate. I have mashed the brushes by putting the cap on wrong, be careful! A lovely pen, very slim body, I don't know what the deal is w/ make-up tool nonsense. I'm not drawing on my face. But it looks really sexy and draws really sexy. Sexiness aside, this pen is too delicate for me, too soft, too thin. It doesn't feel like a real brush. I need something hardier. I don't reach for this one as often as I thought I would.
Kuretake No. 6 Double Sided Brush Pen - Soft - Gray & Black Ink - KURETAKE DG141-6B
  My favorite Kuretake..., February 23, 2011
My favorite Kuretake Brush marker. A perfect sketching marker. I LOVE the double shades for depth. The length is a generous 7.5" which I find perfect when holding my brushes in the upright position, but is no problem for me in the pencil position either. Both inks are water soluble, great flow (you can get both dry brush and wet brush techniques out of it), the grey head is slightly smaller/narrower than the black head. A very versatile pen.
Kuretake No. 33 Brush Pen - Soft - KURETAKE DC161-33S
  The perfect pen for brush..., February 23, 2011
The perfect pen for brush sketching. It's lines are not very delicate nor organic as a real brush, but neither do you feel like you have to treat it delicately (as opposed to the Akashiya Sai Thinline). I've been using this for fill-ins or storyboard sketching. The ink flow feels fine, like a marker, it can run both dry and wet strokes. If you want to try brush work but are intimidated by brushes, this is as good as any place to start. The ink, as mentioned, is water soluble. No smell. Light plastic body. Just don't expect to do master's work with a marker :)
Kuretake No. 55 Double Sided Brush Pen - Hard & Soft - KURETAKE DF150-55B
  I owe Jetpens my reviews... T..., February 23, 2011
I owe Jetpens my reviews...
This brush marker is great for on-the-go sketching, a perfect pocket brush. It's not fine nor delicate, there's no fear of mashing it against the paper, of really abusing it, pushing limits. I have a lot of fun with the brush side of the marker, it was the first of the Kuretake's that I tried but have since switched over to the No.33 and No.6 since the hard marker is pretty useless to me. It bleeds a different ink than the soft side, separates into blue and grey when exposed to water. It's so hard that it skips and splashes a bit too. I most use it to write myself notes, or I give it to my 3-yr-old to use...
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