Tombow Dual Brush Pens Overview
Tombow Dual Brush Pens are two-tip markers offering high precision and exceptional drawing performance. The two nylon tips are a brush-type tip suitable for medium or large bold strokes, and a finer tip that can produce thinner lines for detailing. This versatility makes this product ideal for marker artists, designers, illustrators, and crafters of all kinds. Moreover, these pens are also used by journalists and writers as they are comfortable to use and produce compelling and professional results.
The ink used in Tombow’s pens is water-based, so it’s completely odorless and safe (contains no toxic substances and complies with ASTM D 4236). Moreover, the various colors of the pen range can be seamlessly blended with each other, and then get self-cleaned on their own. Their flexible tips can withstand a lot of pressure, so artists can achieve unique laying results without worrying about the tip durability. The tips can also be dipped in water to create color washes. The pen itself is designed to be easy to hold, feature colored caps for easy selection, and their barrel boasts anti-roll properties.
Product Pros & Cons
- Perfect for color blending
- Bright and vivid colors
- Brush tip can be used for finer lines as well
- Last for many years
- Suitable for use with stamps and watercolors
- Fluid motion even when pressure is applied
- Performance depends on paper quality
- Brush tip won’t last for as long as the finer one
- Quite wet tips that can damage thin papers
- Not as large color range as other manufacturers
- Not refillable
If the right paper is used, these markers will perform at their maximum capability. If not, they will be hard to blend, they won’t move around very fast, and they will most probably chip out the paper. Using watercoloring paper is a safe choice in this regard. If taken good care of, they will last for many years, but many find that the brush tip usually lasts less as it frays faster resulting in fuzzy lines. However, other artists who use the brush tip with greater care find it versatile enough to even use it for both bold and thin lines. Finally, these markers are relatively cheap for their quality level, but unfortunately they are not refillable as the far more expensive Copic markers are.
Judging from the comments of professional marker artists, it is evident that Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens are a favorite. They perform well, blend amazingly good, and are comfortable to work with. However, they are quite pricey for a non-refillable marker, and this may be a very important factor for when using this media on the long run. If you’re not overusing a particular color, then this product is ideal as it can stay on the shelf for a long time without getting wasted.
Dual Brush Pens are ideal for artists and crafters. The water-based ink is blendable and the resilient nylon brush retains it’s point stroke after stroke.