Materials: Pentel Colour Brush Pen in grey, and a rather crappy bit of paper.
Plan: I bought this pen in grey as i was hoping to use it to do shading on my ink drawings. The plan here was to have a quick, first go with this brush pen on a bit of crappy paper that was laying on my coffee table, but i got a bit carried away.
Learned: That the brush pen is a very interesting way of drawing and much more expressive than a pen or pencil. It goes from really fat lines to incredibly fine ones, if you’re gentle enough — which i do need more practice at. This pen is the grey version, which it gave a fairly reasonable interpretation of at first, but that was because the ink wasn’t really flowing and once the ink did start flowing properly it turns out to be almost black. I think most manufacturers need to reset their ideas of what grey means — like half way between white and black would be what normal people would call grey, not 90% toward black like this ink is.
Soooo: I’m rather pleased with my first play with a brush pen and will definitely be back with it in the future.
Next: I’m just gonna keep doodling with it until all this nearly black ink is used up and then i shall refill it with a much milder shade of grey and start using it for what i bought it for.