I love pens, the right pens can completely transform your artistic experience. Some pens are perfect for creating precise lines, others are ideal for adding colorful details to your page. I have always been a fan of fineliners because of the control I have and tiny details I can add to my illustrations, they just fit perfectly with my style. This was my first time trying out a brush pen, and wow did my style change.
I found there are so many style possibilities when using the #PigmaBrushpen. The flexible brush-tip allows you to make swirls, doodles, fine lines, and broad brush strokes. This was very daunting as a ‘beginner’ brush pen artist, so I just did what came naturally to me which resulted in 2 completely different illustration styles of #MtKilimanjaro.
The Brush pen is a very expressive tool perfect for expressive sketching as seen in my first illustration. You have to have a very light hand because of the extremely flexible and soft brush tip which responds sensitively to pressure. This gives the artist more line-width variation and expression. I found it very hard to resist the urge to press on the page as I would with a fine liner. The line width range and even strokes isn't as controllable as I'd prefer but the pen glides across the paper leaving smooth clean lines which is very satisfying.
The Pigma brush pen set comes in 8 different colours and I find they are great for adding a pop of color to your artwork. The colours are fantastically vibrant and blendable. The ink is opaque which is great for adding different tones by layering but also makes it challenging to colour large areas. As with all the Pigma pens the Pigma ink is smudge-free, quick drying, does not smear, feather or bleed through most papers ideal for quick sketches or slow precise detailed drawings, anywhere or on any paper.
The pigma Brush pen is a great pen for experimenting, it takes a bit of time to get used to but it is a great inexpensive pen to play around with and to just have fun with.