The markers are a dual tipped, alcohol markers. One side is a 7mm wide chisel and the other, although labeled as ‘fine’ is a bullet tip. The ink flow is smooth & even on the bullet tip and the colors are heavily opaque, in contrast to Copics which are generally translucent.
For the price of the markers, they make a fair option for students but not professional artists. Issues like inconsistencies the the manufacture of the chissel tip cause uneven flat lines, and the markers are expected to bleed on nearly every paper.
Tactile Experience & Design:
The square black body is bulky and a clearly inspired by the original Copic markers. Although they imitate the shape, the size is much larger and therefore the grip is uncomfortable for long use. The larger body however does indicate a larger reservoire of ink. These markers have been used for multiple small artworks and do not show any signs of the fading ink.
Pressure & Color Fidelity:
The slightest touch gives you a good ink flow on the bullet end, and slightly more needs to be applied to the chisel tip since some parts of it isn’t manufactured evenly.
The colors varry from what is indicated on the body of the pen itself. For example, the yellow is closer to a bright yellow orange than the light yellow as depicted, and the color label is a far cry from the actual & depicted colors; however, the Deep Olive Green is spot on. We recomend each color is tested before purchase, just to ensure you get the ones you want.
To give these markers a chance, we tested them on Drawing Paper, Generic Printer Paper & Glossy Photo Paper. The most vibrant results were on the glossy paper and the other two papers absorbed too much color and bled to the other side and beyond.
The Brush pens are not technically brush; they are tapered felt tip pens with flexible nibs. They come in a pack of 12, including one neon yellow color that could pass for a highlighter. Upon using the pens for basic calligraphy practicing, we noticed that the nibs softened from their original form and continued to become less stable through just a few pages of use.
What this pen can be utilized for is faux calligraphy, large lettering for posters and simple zen-tangles with the aid of the pointed tip. However, there are better, cheaper alternatives in the market for the same utility.
This pack comes with pens in nine variations: 0.05 mm, 0.1 mm, 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.6 mm, 0.8 mm and a brush pen.
The great thing about this set is that nib thickness varies enough to tell the difference between the pens. Sure, the 0.1 and 0.2 are very close in thickness, but one can still see the minute differences between them. I am particularly fond of 0.05 mm pen. It makes it so much more interesting to draw and shade with such thin lines. I would have liked to have seen more of a difference between the 0.6 and 0.8 nibs though. Continue reading Brustro Technical Pen- Set of 9→
This set consists of six pre-sharpened drawing pencils with leads variations of HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, 6B and 9B.
These pencils don’t look that great (if you’re the person who likes their art materials to look interesting). The dark green body is only embellished by gold lettering that reads High Quality Drawing Pencils. Words that shouldn’t be taken at face value.