Faith restored in brush markers

Tombow marker! I’ve always thought it would be dreamy to be able to draw in my own style on the go, but my own favorite style right now is rough sketchy looking drawings with lots of splatter and mess. It’s hard to carry a mini messy atelier in the pocket. When I first heard of brush pens I thought I’ve found a solution to my problem, but nope. I tried a few of the marker versions of brushers and all of them are pretty much were same as the regular felt tip marker and the ink that came out looked like penwork (dry and clean or neat looking drawings) and not a brushwork (wet and uneven and rough looking sketches).

Anyway, no luck there, so I quit trying. Until now I just stumbled upon the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Marker, Color N15 marker from a calligraphy set. I’m still half way testing it out but I’m already a bit impressed. P.s. I’m not a marketing person, but I am a marker person.

This is a color table from the Tombow site. Just lovely to look at.

So far I’ve been totally disappointed in all of the brush markers I’ve bought up here in the north (they’re expensive too, so it’s sad when they don’t work). One exception was one brush marker that someone brought directly from Japan, I didn’t write the name down though, so it’s lost! So when you’re friends fly to Japan and ask what you’d like for a souvenir, Japanese art supplies might be it.

As a final note, I checked the Internet if there were any brush guides that included pictures of brush strokes and found this blog post below. Looks like the entire blog is entirely about calligraphy, loving it: