Review: The Pentel brush


Ever heard of the Pentel brush?

Some illustrators loves it, some hates it. It is exactly just like a regular inking brush, with the exception that you don’t need to refill it a thousand times. You can concentrate on your inking more easily.

And concentration, you’ll need it because it is not that easy to control. 😉 It takes a little time to adjust to it’s very flexible brush.
It is this exact particularity of the brush that also makes it adored… or hated.
You can go from a extremely tiny line to a very thick and bold one. It’s very useful for the comic makers out there.

Here’s a few tips on using the Pentel brush:

  • Start practicing on a blank sheet before inking your final drawing.
  • Take a breath and expire when you do your line.
  • Be calm, don’t stress and don’t drink coffee right before inking! 😉
  • If you make a mistake, don’t panic! You can always use some white china ink /Gesso to cover your spot or edit it in photoshop.
  • Play with it, have fun! The more you practice with your Pentel brush, the better you’ll get with it.

And for the crafters out there, did you know that some uses it for calligraphy, as well?

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Ever used this brush? Love it? Hate it? Thinking about trying it? Tell me what you think. 🙂

 

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