Recently, I picked up the Zebra Fude Brush Pen that I’ve had sitting around unopened while using other tools…
I have fallen in love.
I particularly enjoy the delicate lines & bristle bounce-back as well as the ink flow. It is not waterproof, but I’m not using any watercolors or gouache on top, so no issues for me.
I still like my Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen and am looking forward to trying others, but the Zebra Fude Brush Pen has become the one to beat… and from it being spoken highly of by Jake Parker (mrjakeparker.com) and Skottie Young (skottieyoung.com)(see their Instagram reviews below), I’m guessing it will stay the one to beat!
Zebra Fude Brush Pen, Double Sided — Bristles / Hard – Fine (FD-502)
“Write beautiful brush lettering with the Zebra Brush Pen. It’s wonderful for writing letters and cards for special occasions as well as for making crafts. It contains a water-based dye-based ink.
This FD-502 model conveniently has two tips in one pen. One tip is made of hairs, giving you the experience of using a real brush. The hair is made of synthetic fibers. The other tip is a hard tip, which is great for those who prefer a tip that’s easy to use—it gives the feel of using a regular felt tip pen but still lets you write beautiful characters.” — From JetPens.com
Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen, Includes 2 Black Ink Refills (GFKP3BPA)
“The Pentel Pocket Brush Pen is ideal for creating fine to broad lines with a single brushstroke. Portable and refillable with permanent pigment ink, it’s perfect for painting, cartooning, detailing, and much more.” — From DickBlick.com
JetPens.com also has a video talking about pocket brush pens that you might want to watch. The content from their Youtube description is below too:
Published on Feb 23, 2015 https://youtu.be/dNWwjXqDExs
Pocket brush pens are the modern version of traditional brushes, combining a brush tip with a marker pen body where ink cartridges can be installed. In this video, we will highlight six main characteristics you should consider when choosing a pocket brush pen.
To learn more about pocket brush pens for calligraphy or art, head over to JetPens Blog to check out our articles.