Tools-day: Pentel Standard Brush Pen, Super Fine
I was perusing JetPens lately, looking for Kuretake brush-pen refills when I came across a new Pentel brush. At $8, I figured that it was worth a try. I love the Pentel Pocket Brush, but I’ve had bad luck getting one that can keep a fine point after extended use.
The standard brush is a little different than the Pocket Brush. It has a squeezable reservoir, rather than a hard body with a cartridge. I assume that you could load new ink via syringe. There is a little ring between the cap and the reservoir that needs to be removed before you can begin to draw. Pump the reservoir gently a few times to get the ink flowing to the filaments and you’re in business.
The point seems different that the Pocket Brush as well, longer and more tapered. Maybe that’s the “super fine” part, though it’s not a particularly firm brush, a little less than the Pocket. Small detail lettering is a challenge, or anything else that requires small quick curves.
I like it better than my last Pocket Brush, so I’ll give it a try a bit longer. It’s decent for the price and I may experiment with filling the brush with different inks later.
I’ll put up the finished illustration tomorrow.