Thursday, October 22, 2009

Brush Pen Variations

I picked up today at Daiso store in Kerny Mesa a set of Zebra brand brush pens and I wanted to see the difference to my beloved Mitsubishi/Uniball PFK series. Well first are cheaper in price by $2 less. I would put them in the same group of any Tombo brand brush pens. Quick to use up and toss but still good to sketch with. The ink just doesn't flow as smooth as the PFK. The Zebra WFSS4 is the worst (Ultra fine) Took forever to get any ink to flow. Once I did the results looked more like a copic ultraliner pen not a brush stroke at all (I won't be getting these again). I think I'll use these up experimenting but I'll stick to my PFKs. I did like the Zebra WF1-G cuz it's grey.

9 comments:

Beata said...

I really like seeing all these great sketches you've been posting, Jim. Useful info with this set, too, ... thanks.

Krayonzilla said...

Well the pens are individual by the way.

MrGoodson2 said...

I think I'll do a google search...Best Marker Brushes. i'll report back what if I find inetresting discussions.

MrGoodson2 said...

Here's something I may waste money on.

http://www.sidewalkbubblegum.com/tutorial.html

I envision waste because once I built the brush as he details, I wouldn't use it enough to warrant the money spent.

Just go to the bottom of the page for the.New Method (2000 to Present)

I like that he's already researched the ink and the cartridge you should have

MrGoodson2 said...

I did waste the money. When all the parts arrive next week , i'll do a review

Deane D said...

Very interesting comparison of the various brush pens. The guy in the lower right reminds me a little of Boris Karloff in The Mummy.

Ellis, did you order the Kuretaki brush pen? Saw that one on the Dick Blick site. It looked nice but I wonder how good the ink cartridges are.

MrGoodson2 said...

The guy throws away the ink cartridges, substituting a german fountain pen companies refillable cartidge, and then uses kohinoor's best technical pen ink. I've ordered all the components like a goof and I'll tell you how I like it in a week.

Deane D said...

So how is the pen project going?

MrGoodson2 said...

I've got all the parts. I'll build it tonight and try it out.