Now let's talk about brush pens. For professional inkers or people wanting to be professional inkers, brush pen can be a dirty word. For a long time they have been these spongy felt tipped things that fall apart very easily. When I started getting a feel for inking with a real brush, I thought that these other so called brush pens were junk too. However i was looking for a good brush pen since carrying all the tools around to ink with a real brush was a pretty big pain. It wasn't until a little over a year ago that I came across the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. It was not disposable, but refillable. Instead of a felt tip it has nylon bristles. It can do dry brush effects with either quick strokes or drying the brush a bit. It's a nice tool and a good alternative to carrying your brush, ink bottle, water cup, and towel everywhere you went.
So am I totally satisfied with this brush pen? Not completely. The bristles are real nice but not quite as smooth as real hairs. The ink dispensing can be temperamental, fluctuating between not dispensing enough ink that the brush will dry out and need a rinse or dispensing too much to where the brush becomes globby. Although I will say the the pros outweigh the cons in this case. I do want to try other brush pens. There is one that has actual sable hairs in it that I would love to try out but it's pretty expensive (Maybe you can help me in that venture by clicking that donate button up there! Wink). In the main time this comic will be mostly inked with the pocket brush.
Keep on Brushing!