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Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pen

I like being able to add grey tone to my pen sketches sometimes, so in addition to regular black brush pens, I’m always on the lookout for good grey brush pens.

Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pen -- mouse gray

Akashiya Sai Watercolor brush pen — mouse gray

Akashiya Sai watercolor brush pens come in a variety of colors, but to start off, at least, I was only interested in their grey.

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Kuretake no. 14 brush pen

As I’ve said, Kuretake’s brush pen numbering scheme really makes no sense. The Kuretake #13 is a cartridge-filled, synthetic hair brush, but the Kuretake #14 is a disposable felt tip, nevermind that Kuretake has several un-numbered lines of disposable felt tips??

Kuretake #14 brush pen.

Kuretake #14 brush pen.

But whatever. Every brush pen’s worth a go, yeah?

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Sailor Profit brush pen

Predictably, I picked up the Sailor Profit brush pen not long after the last post, and it arrived faster than expected!

Sailor Profit brush pen.

Sailor Profit brush pen.

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The Pentel pocket brush is still my favourite

I finally got a new Pentel pocket brush a few months ago. My old Pentel’s brush tip stopped snapping back to a good point after about five years of usage, and it was so, so refreshing to experience and remember again how amazing the brush is with a fresh tip is.

Even the Pentel pocket brush with the ruined tip works pretty well, tbh.

Even the Pentel pocket brush with the ruined tip works pretty well, tbh.

Even after playing around with “nicer” synthetic hair brush pens like the Kuretake #13 and sable hair  brush pens like the Kuretake #40, I think the Pentel pocket brush might still be my favourite non-felt tip brush pen.

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Kuretake no. 8 fountain brush pen

Kuretake really needs a better way of naming its pens.

I’ve been slowly making my way through the numbers, though it’s not been in any particularly order. And that’s apparently just as well because Kuretake doesn’t even name them in any kind of order that makes sense. And so, the Kuretake #8 is a refillable synthetic hair brush pen, in the same vein as the Kuretake #13.

Kuretake no. 8 brush pen

Kuretake no. 8 brush pen

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