Today I will be reviewing the Sakura Pigma Brush Pens as part of my #penadaychallenge. In this video review I’m sharing a few thoughts about them, including demonstrations of hand lettering (aka modern calligraphy).
The Sakura Pigma is a felt tip brush pen that comes in a variety of colors. The ink flow is very generous and creates a solid, bold color for your lettering. However, when using the pen it doesn’t feel super juicy like some other brush pens. Sometimes when you have a lot of ink flow in a brush pen it can feel like the pen is just pouring out ink that gets a bit messy. With this pen you get a cleaner feel with that bold color that we love so much.
This skinny tipped brush pen is very flexible and soft, allowing for thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes. If you’re a beginner using this pen can be challenging for transitioning and connecting your letters because of the smaller tip.
The thing I love most about this pen is that it is very water resistant, it simply does not bleed. What I do notice about the pen is fraying – I’ve only used these pens once before creating the video and we can already see fraying. It is normal for a brush pen to fray over time, but this two uses is too quick to already be seeing damage.
The fraying paired with the soft tip means that this pen is likely to not last very long.
I hope this is helpful for you & let me know what you think about these brush pens! I will try to update this post with an update after I’ve used these for a bit longer, but make sure to follow me over on Instagram for real-time updates!