Pen Review: Kuretake Karappo Empty Brush Pens

Pen Review: Kuretake Karappo Empty Brush Pens

Earlier this year, the ladies of the Desk descended on the new Kuretake Karappo Empty Pen Sets like 17-year cicadas. Now, Kuretake as released a more deluxe version of these “empty pens”. There are two options available, a felt tip style ($7) and a brush pen style ($9.75). The new versions feature a longer pen…

Brush Pen Review: Royal Talens Ecoline Brush Pens

Brush Pen Review: Royal Talens Ecoline Brush Pens

Royal Talens Ecoline Brush Pens ($3.40 each or sets available at various price points) feature a large, soft, flexible fiber tip and each of the 30 available colors features Ecoline’s liquid watercolor ink inside. The tip is firm enough to allow both thick and thin lines. The colors in each pen can be blended or…

Kuretake Karappo Empty Brush & Felt Tip Pens (Set of 5)

Kuretake Karappo Empty Brush & Felt Tip Pens (Set of 5)

When the Kuretake Karappo Empty Brush Pens (Set of 5 for $17.50) and Felt Tip Pens (set of 5 for $15)  first arrived on JetPens, Jesi, Jaclyn and I pretty much hoarded the entire inventory and then argued about who was going to write the review about them. I believe Jesi and Jaclyn got the…

Brush Review: Pentel Design Fude Menso Brush – Small

Brush Review: Pentel Design Fude Menso Brush – Small

Review by Tina Koyama The Pentel’s Design Fude Menso Brush in the small size ($3.25; also available in medium and large sizes at varying prices) is a product I previewed during Inktober. Despite the range of sizes, all three have extra-fine tips for “drawing intricate detail work like facial features.” The very tip isn’t much…