before but I've never been able to produce anything worthy. I thought this particular brush pen would be a good "entry" model but it is so highly rated that it seems to be better than just an entry model brush pen.
The pen is glossy black with chrome trim, and behaves like a fountain pen with ink cartridges. While it may resemble a decent sized fountain pen, it certainly does not carry the same weight. It's quite light in hand. The bristles are synthetic and according to my rather uneducated brush pen knowledge, I would say it's a "medium" size tip. I think this is a very sleek, attractive pen. I had read some reviews where people objected to the plastic body but honestly, the glossy black body is very nice.
After putting the ink cartridge in, I only had to wait a few minutes with the tip held vertically for the ink to make its way to the brush. I was tentative at first because I was unsure of how fast the ink would flow but it's amazing, it's like the brush pen knew how much ink was required.
|Obviously, on the left, uninked, on the right, inked. I was surprised that the bristles were clear. Neat.|
|This is the first "piece" I worked on. Just trying to doodle and get used to it. Um, please disregard the super creepy cat.|
Leuchtturm 1917 notebook. I was surprised, and expected some ink to bleed, but it didn't!
Things to Think About
I wish there was a converter for this pen so it could be refilled by means other than cartridges. I will likely attempt to refill the cartridges with a syringe/needle if I can find an appropriate ink. I think a deep blue-grey ink would be beautiful in this pen.
Brush Up On Your Knowledge
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JetPens - Pentel Pocket Brush Pen for Calligraphy - $13.50 (comes with two refill cartridges)
JetPens - Pentel Pocket Brush Pen + 2 Refill Cartridges - $13.00
JetPens - Refills - $5.00 for four cartridges
Honestly, whether you're a big brush pen person or not, I would highly recommend this brush pen. I love fountain pens and this brush pen feels like the brush pen equivalent of a fountain pen (was that confusing?). I am very pleased to see what I can "create" with this pen and it even gives me a boost of confidence in the arena of my creativity and artistic skills. While I'm sure there are far better brush pens out there, they are sure to be more expensive. For those who are curious, again, I highly recommend the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. I can see why it's so highly rated on JetPens!