I originally bought these brush pens to do some lettering on Christmas cards. Being a total newbie at lettering, I decided that brush pens were probably easier to use than using ink or watercolor paint. From what I can tell, these brush pens are really well made. Easy to write with, even for a newbie at lettering.
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens
The ink is very even and the brush tip is sturdy to write with. I don’t usually apply too much force on the pen when writing except for downward strokes, but the tip has not been bent out of shape or frayed in any way.
I really can’t tell much difference between the two when writing. Although, as you would expect, the brush pen for thinner letters has a stiffer brush tip. So if you press down on it, the letters does not produce a thicker line compared to the other.
The other thing I cannot tell is how long the ink lasts or essentially how many words you can write before it runs out of ink. So far, I’ve been using this pen every week for the past 4 months and haven’t had a sign of the ink running out.
The Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens can probably be used for drawing as well. Maybe for paneling, architecture and inking. So far, I’ve only been using them for lettering but plan to test them out in drawings. I find them to be very useful, and used it in most of my posts for the title of the stationery swatches and tests.
On another note, I will be traveling to Taipei, Taiwan for a few weeks and already looked up some of the stationery stores around. Looking forward to sharing all the stationery items I find! If you know some interesting stationery shops in Taipei please let me know!