Back from the land of art supplies, Japan, and with me today is the Akashiya Sai Thinline Brush Pen! This one grabbed my attention in the Sekaido Art Store because I have never seen such a thin brush pen. I thought it would be perfect for lineart.
As expected, the Akashiya Sai Thinline Brush Pen really delivers in terms of thin lines. Because it is a bristle brush pen, I don’t have to worry about it wearing out as much as foam brush pens. This line of Thinline Brush Pens also come in various colors. I really wanted to get some of the other colors, but I decided to go with charcoal gray as it would be the most versatile. Check out the 5-Pack of Akashiya Sai Thinline Brush Pens. The colors are all very beautifully subdued and japanesque. It comes in charcoal gray, charcoal blue, brown, sea green, and moss green. I haven’t gotten a chance to play around with it more because of a backlog of all the pens, markers, and paints I bought during my trip.
- Consistent thin lines
- Gorgeous color choices
- Tight cap to prevent drying out
- Works for calligraphy too
- Ink is not very dark/opaque
- A bit expensive for its size
- Only slightly waterproof
- For those looking to make thin lines, but still have some line variation in their drawings