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Sakura XBR-6SA 6-Piece Koi Coloring Brush Pen Set, Gray
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- Koi coloring brush pen set
- These pens perform similar to an artist brush
- The durable tip will quickly spring back to its original shape
- The odorless, water-based solvent facilitates smooth blending and layering of colors
- Set consists of cool gray, dark warm gray, warm gray, light warm gray, dark cool gray and light cool gray colors
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Coloring your artwork is easy, anywhere, anytime with the nomess, dyebased, koi coloring brush pens. These pens perform similar to an artist brush. Make fine, medium or bold brush strokes just by changing the amount of pressure to the nib. The durable tip will quickly spring back to its original shape. The odorless, waterbased solvent facilitates smooth blending and layering of colors. Koi coloring brushes are a convenient way to add vibrant color to any sketch, journal, cartoon, illustration or rubber stamps. Use the colorless blender pen to create seamless washes and color gradations. Applicable for illustration, journaling, sketching, rubber stamping, architectural drawings and manga comic art. Technical qualities are flexible nylon nib, odorless, waterbased solvent facilitates easy blending, 6 color sets packaged in a reusable plastic case with front clasp. The 6 color set is organized in a durable, translucent storage box from artbin, dye based ink, for best results, use on a heavy weight, platefinish paper smooth but not coated. Set consists of cool gray, dark warm gray, warm gray, light warm gray, dark cool gray and light cool gray colors.
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When we got the pens in the mail (2 days later, thanks Prime!) we were anxious to try them. There are many different shades of colors in this set, several purples, reds, yellows, blues, browns, and even grays and black. The tips of the pens are very soft, sharp pointed, nylon. These aren't like a felt or gel roller pen; you don't "color" like you would with the pens or pencils by making repetitive back and forth motions. The soft tip encourages more of a painting-type stroke with longer, smoother, sweeping type movements. With practice, sweeping through a curved area becomes a single fluid movement with the tip precisely on the edge of the line desired. The ink flows off the tip very easily and smoothly, but the darkest colors seem to bleed a little more than the medium and lighter colors. It takes a little bit to get the hang of using them, but once you do it is actually much easier and a LOT less work to color/paint areas than it is with a pen or pencil. We really, really, REALLY dig these pens!
I love these for this purpose and this morning I ordered the larger colored set. The tips are small and tapered to a point, the brush tip is not as soft as other brands I have tried and these give me better control as I color the tiny details in pattern designs, plus better full coverage of each tiny detail.
The colors surprised me a little with the combination of both warm and cool colors and the warm gray with an almost brownish tint, and the dark cool gray having almost a greenish tint. But each color is distinct and using them all together creates an interesting and unique design pattern that I love. If you are looking for pure silvers and pure grays for another application these might not be what you are looking for. I am adding pictures to help you decide if these are just right for you.
These markers are odorless, transparent, blendable, and use a water based ink so they have less bleed through than alcohol based markers.
The colors lay down with full , smooth coverage and in the coloring book I am adding there was no feathering outside the drawn line as I colored. This coloring book has a light weight paper and Mark it markers and sharpies immediately spread as I tried to color, but not these KOI brush pens.
Each marker has the color listed on the barrel and these six markers include:
Light Cool Gray, Cool Gray, Dark Cool Gray, Light warm Gray, Warm Gray and Dark Warm Gray.
All in all if you are a colorist looking for more unique colors for coloring tiny details with nice coverage these might be just what you are looking for.
The markers itself are...okay. The nib is not as soft as I expect it to be, and it's not really a brush tip but more like a pointy nib. I would not recommend them on permanent projects. These markers are not lightfast, and the colors I put down either faded terribly or changed colors. If you were to invest in watercolor markers at all, I would place my trust in either Tombow, Le Plume, or the Winsor Newton watercolor markers.
Overall, these are probably great for kids and the younger generation who are just trying out watercolor media. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend these for mixed media or scrapbooking artists, or any other professional artist.
They also don't bleed through. Sakura in general doesn't seem to bleed through actually. I've bought like 3 different items from them, not even their sharpie like marker that comes in their Manga Sensei pack bleeds through.
To definitely get more out of this, get a colorless blender for some nice fading. If you want to shade with markers, you will have to before hand know where you wanna put your shadows, then use your blender. Not really related to the markers but it's just something in general for all markers. Only markers that don't need such things are Copic markers which are A TON of money.
Colorless blender + these markers + some patience = reasonable price to replace Copic markers.
They also dry really quickly.