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- Portable, neat and easy-to-use versus traditional paint and brushes: Ideal for painting on location
- Permanent pigment ink is both fade- and water-resistant
- Durable, premium bristles help create fine to broad lines in a single brush stroke
- Refill cartridges make for an easy, no mess ink replacement
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Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen with Refills, 1 Pen & 2 Refills Pentel Co., Ltd. is a privately held Japanese company which produces stationery products. The name is a combination of the English words pen and tell. Pentel is also the inventor of non-permanent marker technology.
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Use the Pocket Brush Pen to create fine to broad lines with a single brush stroke. Ideal for painting, cartooning, and detailing. Permanent, pigment ink is both water-resistant and fade-resistant. Leakproof fittings and measured ink-flow guard are perfect for the mobile artist. Design guards against soiled clothing and unsightly manuscripts. Compact size and cap with pocket clip make the pen portable. Pocket Brush Pen is refillable with Pentel FP10BP2A refills and includes two refill cartridges.
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Great for Calligraphy
Create thin to broad brush strokes that are perfect for calligraphy or expressive inking.
Bold Permanent Ink
The Pocket Brush contains pigmented, permanent ink that is great for different types of art such as cartooning and fine detailing.
Pocket Brush ink flows smoothly and with ease. The nylon brush tip creates free flowing lines that are consistent with each stroke.
- Smooth ink flow
- Steady and reliable nylon brush tip
- Refill ink cartridges available
- Perfect for fine details, calligraphy, and cartooning
Pentel, well known for its high-quality writing instruments, has been manufacturing and selling art supplies for more than 60 years. Established in 1946 as The Japan Stationary Co., the organization started by selling school supplies such as watercolors, crayons and oil pastels.
Artists, students, and craft enthusiast are able to choose from a wide variety of wonderful Pentel Arts products, all milled from the finest materials and available in brilliant colors. Consumers can purchase with confidence because all Pentel products are warranted for life against failure due to defects in material and wokrmanship
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It's more expressive than Brush markers. You could get more linewidth variation with this Pentel brush pen.
Like the other reviews, the only drawback is having to push the ink cartridge in so hard & getting ink to flow for the first time takes a while. You have to hold it brush down for a few minutes and the ink finally gets there. Sometimes ink can skip a bit if you have a fast hand or don't take your time so I had to go back over a few things. I love the water resistant feature since I enjoy watercolor and mixed media. 😉 overall pros outweigh the cons. 😁
Pros: Dries almost instantly, does not bleed through - I use it a lot in my Moleskine sketchbook and lay on a lot of ink and it never goes through the page to the back, beautiful deep black, brush is very responsive and give a good variety of lines, cartridges last a good while.
Cons: I have to replace it about every 8 months. Better to replace than to try and clean it out. It just kind of reaches a point where it doesn't draw as well. This last time it started flowing much too fast. Good thing it's not expensive.
Attached is a drawing I did with the Pentel Pocket Brush
As I look back, I think that making this my first brush pen was a mistake, but luckily not a big one. If you are new to brush pens, this will be a difficult one to learn on since it is extremely flexible and sensitive. It requires a very smooth hand to get a smooth line out of it. Based on my experience, I would suggest getting something like the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pen set that has both a soft and firm brush pen. Either soft or firm is much firmer than the brush on the Pentel, but after practicing smooth lines with the Tombow pens, I showed a much improved level of control with the Pentel. It still requires practice with the Pentel, but my calligraphy was now "Oh, your learning" as opposed to "You must have the hiccups while writing this"
For the refilling capability of the pen, I have used up one cartridge in it, and proceeded to refill the empty cartrdige with some Pilot Iroshizuki green ink. With the refilling of the ink, the flow immediately improved, though I was still pushing out lots of black ink, After a couple days of light use, I am starting to see green tints to the ink. Dont expect this to be a quick change color pen, the feed holds a lot of ink in it that wont come out without something flushing it. There is probably a way to flush it, but I didnt want to go through that process, as I had no need for any particular color.
The only real con for this pen was on the initial inking, it took a lot of effort to get the ink to flow to the brush and saturate it.