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Faber Castell brush tip pens
« on: June 02, 2017, 04:27:58 AM »
Suitable pen maybe ?

I am not sure if you can change angel of the pen or pressure, but I did see you experimenting with fountain pens so I assume so.
I was looking for a pen for my plotter since plotter pens are rarer than unicorn dust nowadays and a recommendation was for the Faber-Castell PITT Artist pen series.

Having now tried one, most impressed, no deterioration of the tip after a 5 minute test anyway, apparently people are refilling these with india ink as well.

While I was at the store grabbing a small tip (marked with an S on the cap) they had another marked 'B' on the caps .. these are a brush tip, it is a very flexible pointy type tip.
You might want to grab one if you can change pen pressure on the fly.

She shows the pen tip .. though that one looks fatter and more flexxy than the standard artist pen.

the other thing I like is they are very light, the small tip I got is 6 grams with cap removed, my plotter gets cranky with weighty pens.

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Re: Faber Castell brush tip pens
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 05:17:10 AM »
The EleksDraw should have had a way to tilt the pen, and I was really surprised they didn't given the Chinese writing art.

I've seen people modify it, not too difficult and use a fountain calligraphy pen but at a fixed angle. Those brush pens would be a great option, I plan to work more on the drawing side of things at some point (as well as the Egg designs).