Tag Team Pen Review: East Hill Tombstone White Brush Pen

Review by Tina Koyama (and Ana Reinert, with art from Hannah Carey and Cory Say) Here at the Desk, we love brush pens, and we also have a penchant for white ink. Imagine our excitement when a white brush pen appeared on the market! By way of explaining the product’s unusual name, JetPens describes the…

Brush Pen Review: Tombow Fudenosuke Double-Sided Gray/Black

Review by Tina Koyama One of the simplest sketch tool combinations I use is a black brush pen to make a line drawing shaded with a gray marker. When I’m feeling minimalist, I grab one of each, and I’m good to go. I was excited when the Akashiya Keicho double-sided brush pen first came out:…

Brush Pens, Part 3: Waterproof Bristle Tips

Guest review by Tina Koyama Within the brush pen series (Part 1: Waterproof Felt Tips and Part 2: Water-Soluble Felt Tips), the type of pens I’m reviewing today are probably the ones I use most often – hairy, bristle-tip brush pens containing waterproof ink. Designed to simulate sumi brush pens used for traditional Asian calligraphy,…

Brush Pens, Part 1: Waterproof Felt Tips

Guest Review by Tina Koyama First, I’d like to welcome Tina to The Well-Appointed Desk and thank her for stepping in and helping with reviews. This is her first (and hopefully not her her last) review here. I’m thrilled to have Tina on board bringing a new perspective and point of view. Please give her…

Brush Pens, Part 4: Water-Soluble Bristle Tips

Guest review by Tina Koyama This fourth and final installment of the brush pen series reviews bristle-tip pens containing water-soluble ink. Similar to their waterproof ink counterparts, these 10 brush pens have actual synthetic hair tips that take a bit of practice to get the hang of controlling. However, I find their lines to be…

Fountain Pen Review: Ferris Wheel Press Brush Fountain Pen

Review by Laura Cameron During Inkmas, Ana shared a special ink from the Ferris Wheel Press Kickstarter campaign. You can see her Sunshine Yellow Brush Fountain Pen ($138 USD) in some of her photos, but she didn’t specifically review the pen. However, she brought it to a knit night for me to try and I…

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