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protonik
12-02-2006, 12:07 PM
I'm an old school style comics art fan and I just found Brush pens. These things are fantastic! WHat success have any of you had with these things?

Justice41
12-02-2006, 12:13 PM
It's alright but I prefer the real thing. I'll give it another shot once I try out the top line one made by Pentel. That's supposed to be just like using a sable brush.

secondrater
12-02-2006, 01:08 PM
I like them ok. I got onto them when I saw Darwyn Cooke using one at a signing. I try to mix them up with my other markers/pens/real ink. I bought a slew of them once for a project from one retailer and they must have been old stock, because they were all dryed out when I went to use them (like the day after I bought them). So I would guess that that would be a major difference between the brush pens and a real brush and ink, if you were dependent upon the brush pen, make sure when you pick 'em out they have lots of life left to them.

Scott Story
12-02-2006, 10:59 PM
I still do all my line work with croquills, but the brush pens are nice, and I've used them for line work too. They are also nice for spotting the blacks.

protonik
12-03-2006, 01:46 PM
It's alright but I prefer the real thing. I'll give it another shot once I try out the top line one made by Pentel. That's supposed to be just like using a sable brush.

THat is the one I just bought. I only bought the one though because I didn't want to invest too much in something I won't like.

Biofungus
12-03-2006, 08:51 PM
Which pens are those? Pentel just started a site for their art stuff (pentelarts.com) and I saw the aquawash and color brush pens, but nothing that looked really "high end"...

Justice41
12-03-2006, 10:51 PM
Which pens are those? Pentel just started a site for their art stuff (pentelarts.com) and I saw the aquawash and color brush pens, but nothing that looked really "high end"...
I've seen them for less and more.
http://www.scribblers.co.uk/acatalog/Pentel_Brush_Pens.html
http://www.islandblue.com/catalogue.cfm?main_id=17&sub_id=87&product_id=25
http://www.wetpaintart.com/ecommercepentelbrushpen.asp

Biofungus
12-04-2006, 12:34 AM
Where do you get them from? I mean, they are all either canadian or european (the links anyway).

And 'fore I forget my manners, thanks for showing me. Is the ink good in those cartridges?

Justice41
12-04-2006, 02:48 AM
The ones I got are just Pitt pens and I got them from Pearls. There is only one place near me that I can buy the Pentel one. The ink is waterproof and takes erasing over it well. The only issue I have is the nib has already started to fray. The scribblers site takes Paypal. I don't buy anything online with a credit card. I just transfer cash to PayPal and use it if the company takes it. All art supply places should accept PayPal, makes it so easy.
Be warned the pens aren't brushes so they don't work like them.
http://www.pearlpaint.com/shop_search.htm?keywords=brush+pens&Submit=Go

Biofungus
12-04-2006, 03:33 AM
I have a Pearl near me. I get markers and the Pitt brush pens (the cheaper ones), but I haven't seen the fancier ones (then again, they have a large glass counter in the back with the markers, pens, papers, etc, I haven't fully examined it. The pen may be back there).

The scribblers is a UK site. Do you actually order anything from abroad? Seems like a waste of shipping fees (aka money) to me.

Justice41
12-04-2006, 11:36 AM
I'll order anything from anywhere as long as it's what I think will work. There are quill nibs from England that make the Hunts ones look like carving knives.
Karl Story listed his tools of the trade here at Gaijin Studios website. I watched him ink with those same tools and that quill he mentions is very flexible.
http://www.gaijinstudios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=472
http://www.danielsmith.com/cgi-bin/sgsh0113.exe

secondrater
12-04-2006, 03:52 PM
Those Pentels look sweet...are they a pain to clean?

Biofungus
12-04-2006, 05:26 PM
I'll order anything from anywhere as long as it's what I think will work. There are quill nibs from England that make the Hunts ones look like carving knives.
Karl Story listed his tools of the trade here at Gaijin Studios website. I watched him ink with those same tools and that quill he mentions is very flexible.
http://www.gaijinstudios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=472
http://www.danielsmith.com/cgi-bin/sgsh0113.exe
Have you ever tried Speedball quills? I have some. I like 'em, but then, I suck at inking, and I haven't used a Hunt's quill in ages :)

btw, what's with the exe link? :confused:

Justice41
12-04-2006, 06:00 PM
Got me I didn't notice that extension, weird...
I bought some quill nibs from Japan and I really like em as well as the Deleter G-pen nibs.
http://www.deleter.com/e.html