I think this may officially be the first time I've ever put my face on my blog. Hi world! Oh, and notice the awesome Japanese packaging? I panicked a bit when I saw there were no instructions in English. But everything was pretty intuitive. I mean, all you really have to do is insert the cartridge and you're up and running.
I recently purchased a real brush pen from JetPens.com. It's a site that sells Japanese pens and stationary for super cheap. (It just so happens that Japanese make better cars, better electronics, and better pens than the U.S.)
If you're thinking to yourself, "What's a real brush pen?" I'll tell you. Unlike felt-tip brush pens that wear out and fray after about a week of use, brush pens have actual bristles on them and use refillable ink cartridges. They're basically like fountain pens but with a brush tip on the end instead of a nib. Behold:
Yeah, I know I'm probably boring most of my blog audience with this, but I have to geek out about stuff every now and again. And what better place to do that than here?
Here's a recent sketch page from my first attempts to figure the brush out: