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Pen and Ink Drawing => Pen and Ink General Chat => Topic started by: Zach on June 21, 2014, 07:15:25 PM

Title: Whats a good brush pen?
Post by: Zach on June 21, 2014, 07:15:25 PM
Im wanting to buy a brush pen; theres so many brands, I dont know wich one to get.  Ive been looking at a Tombow brush pen, I use Tombow pencils (there absolutely amazing, very smooth) so thats the one Im leaning towards.  But before I make a purchase I wanted to see if any of you have a favorite brush pen.
Title: Re: Whats a good brush pen?
Post by: dennis on June 22, 2014, 12:47:05 AM
Zack, I have never used a brush pen such as the Tombow. From what I see they look terrific O0 To me they are waterbased and not not waterproof ink so they will actually be more of use in the watercolour section than in the pen and ink.
We do use a brush with pen and ink work but then it is with the waterproof Indian Ink.
Why not buy one and try it out before buying a lot.
Title: Re: Whats a good brush pen?
Post by: musika on June 22, 2014, 03:22:43 AM
There are various waterproof ink brush pens available, e.g.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/faber-castell-pitt-artist-pens/ (http://www.dickblick.com/products/faber-castell-pitt-artist-pens/)

and
http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Pocket-Brush-Pen-Hard/pd/2481 (http://www.jetpens.com/Pilot-Pocket-Brush-Pen-Hard/pd/2481)

Scroll down the page on the second one to see other makes.
Title: Re: Whats a good brush pen?
Post by: ncwren on June 22, 2014, 04:57:55 AM
Zack I bought a set of the grey tone pitt pens for notan sketches.  They are pretty firm, but nice to work with. 
Title: Re: Whats a good brush pen?
Post by: Zach on June 23, 2014, 03:04:47 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis, I have some brushes but I dont have any indian ink.  Ive almost bought some before but the idea of accidentaly knockin the bottle over or haveing ink dripping on my drawing terrifies me  ;D
 :thankyou: Musika, those fabre casetl look pretty nice.
 :thankyou: Ncwren, I love pit pens, I have a set of Sakura that I use for my ink drawings.