Let’s Do Reviews!
Whether you’re getting into a hobby for the first time or expanding your tools, you probably like to see reviews of products before you spend your hard-earned cash. I’m exactly the same way! I’m always scoping out reviews for new supplies to see if something is right for me. Since I have been working with art and journaling materials for several years now, I thought I’d add to that conversation and start doing product reviews! I decided to jump in with both feet by doing a Pentel Aquash Water Brush review. This pen has inspired much curiosity when I use it, and today I’m going to answer some of the most common questions about the water brush pen. So let’s get started!
The Pentel Aquash Water Brush Review
The Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens have a ton of neat features and benefits. Let me list out just a few of the pros that I’ve noticed after almost two years of use.
Easy to Use
One thing that used to intimidate me about painting was having to break out all my materials. Paper, paints, palettes, paint brushes, water jars, paper towels, etc… it was a lot! That often made me skip painting because of the hassle or left me feeling pressure to create great art. Neither was conducive to creativity. Once I got my hands on the Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens, though, it leveled the playing field for me. Having the water sit comfortably in the barrels of only three brushes helped me get past my mental barriers and jump into painting. Plus, I was able to start and stop painting sessions a ton faster without all the setting up and breaking down of my supplies. These water brushes are just so convenient!
The Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens can go anywhere. The caps click over the brush heads, meaning that water doesn’t leak everywhere. In fact, I’ve taken my water brushes on planes, thrown them in my purse, and abused them on the road over and over again. They still work great!
You can always use the Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens the way they were intended – by putting water in the barrel. However, you have other options as well. You can easily add full-bodied or diluted ink into the barrel and turn your water brush into an ink brush pen!
These brush pens are tough to pick on, but there are a few cons that I’ve noticed after extensive use.
Limited Range of Sizes
One thing that you might miss if you were to switch to the Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens is a wide range of sizes. The manufacturer does make a few sizes besides the three I display, but it’s still fairly limited compared to ordinary paint brushes.
When you first start using these water brush pens, you may have some trouble figuring out how to grip them without over-wetting your brush. You might accidentally squeeze the barrel as you work, injecting more water onto the brush than you intended. This is something that goes away with time as you adjust to the new tool, but it can certainly be annoying at first!
As I point out in the video review, the pure white of the brush bristles is only temporary. Pretty much upon the first use, the bristles get stained. Fortunately, this is just a cosmetic issue and does not affect the actual painting. So long as you clean off the brush, you won’t have any unintentional color mixing!
I would 100% recommend that you grab a pack of Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens. These incredible little tools have had an astounding effect on my creative and professional work alike. They are easy to use and open up a whole world of possibilities for watercoloring, brush lettering, bullet journaling, and more! It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned artist or only a beginner – these pens are an excellent addition to your toolkit.
- Fill with water to blend, or add your favorite ink or dye
- Easy-to-squeeze barrel and unique valve system allows you to control the flow of water
- Flattened barrel keeps brush from rolling off your work surface
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