Friday, February 05, 2016

Sketchbox Vs Art Snacks February 2016

Thanks to Denise Hillburn (my mother) for the gift of ArtSnacks for the year!  SketchBox Basic subscription purchased by me out of personal funds.  If you would like to help support this blog, and continue posts like this, please consider donating to my Paypal, or contributing to my Patreon.  If you would like to see me review a SketchBox premium box, please consider gifting a subscription.

Since I STILL haven't gotten my Patreon up and running, this review is complimentary- from me as a gift to you guys.  If you enjoy these reviews, and would like to help support this blog, leaving a comment, sharing to your social media, contacting companies on my behalf, or even donating are all ways you can really help me.  If you REALLY want to do something nice, a gifted to Scrawlrbox, another art subscription service, would be fantastic, and I could offer three way reviews.  Contacting Scrawlrbox on my behalf would also be a huge help.

These Sketchbox Vs. ArtSnacks reviews are created in a hurry- I want to make sure my unboxing videos, reviews, and challenges are online as fast as possible, so I can get as many hits as possible.  This requires enormously speedy turnaround time- as soon as both boxes are in, I need to record the unboxing video, review and research the included products so I can explain them to my viewers and readers, come up with original material for TWO subscription box challenges, record that video, and have everything edited as soon as possible.  On top of the Youtube side of things, I need to take photos, do research, and type everything up for the blog post.  While it's a lot of work, I find it exciting and fun, although it's not the sort of challenge I'd feel up to on a regular basis.

These quickfire reviews put my drawing skills, years of art education, and decades of art experience to the test.    If you enjoy my written reviews, I strongly urge you to please watch the video reviews as well, if you can.  They include content not shown or covered on the blog.  If you're interested in tutorials, then you definitely should check out my Youtube channel, because that's where they're going to be.  

Previous SketchBox Vs. ArtSnacks
January- Winner: ArtSnacks

SketchBox Basic: $25mo/$240 yr (Monthly subs include an additional $5 for shipping)
ArtSnacks: $20mo/$200 yr (shipping included)

February Sketchbox Basic Includes


  • Set of 5 Irojiten colored pencils (light pastels)
  • 3 openstock Irojiten color pencils
  • Tombow Mono Sand Eraser (missing from my box)
  • Kum Wood Cutter dual hole pencil sharpener


February ArtSnacks Includes


  • Sample size of Stonehenge Kraft 100% Cotton paper
  • Winsor and Newton Promarker (Berry Red)
  • Sakura Gelly Roll (White)
  • Zig Posterman waterbased marker (metallic light blue)


Sketchbox Vs ArtSnacks Comparison Unboxing


ArtSnacks


This Months Artsnacks Brands Are

Zig
Winsor and Newton
Sakura
Legion Paper

The Unboxing

Video





The Card Reads:

Grab the Monet and let's Gogh!

Here's what's on the Menu for February

Winsor and Newton ProMarker
$5.00 retail

New marker alert!  The Winsor and Newton Promarker is a newly released, double-ended marker with the ability to write on ink-resistant surfaces such as glass, plastic, and wood.  The high-quality pigments create streak-free dimension in any of your illustrations and come in 148 different colors.  What color did you get?

Sakura Gelly Roll Classic White Gel Pen
$1.50 retail

This month, we've fallen in love with the science behind the Sakura Gelly Roll Classic White Gel Pen.  Invented around the 1980's in a labratory (sic) in Osaka, Japan, the gel pen is known for its even ink flow.  Gel ink has a unique property called thixotrophic action (pronounced thicks-o-tro-pick). Thixotropic means that when gel is distributed, it becomes thinner and easier to use.  Where a ballpoint pens' (sic) ink moves around in the barrel of a pen, gel ink stays put until used on a surface.  Thixotrophic action takes place when the gel pen starts moving across the surface, making the gel pen ink flow consistent for the life of the pen.  Try out this pen on your Kraft Stonehenge Paper by Legion Paper

 Kraft Stonehenge Paper by Legion Paper
$17.14 retail for 9"x12" pad

Staff Favorite Get ready for a super cool and unique paper:  Kraft Stonehenge Paper by Legion Paper.  Stonehenge paper is  made of 100% cotton, right here in the United States.  It gets the 'kraft' title from its high tear resistence (sic)  and the smooth yellow-tan finish on each sheet.  The best part about this paper?  You can use it for everything from letterpress printing to pastel drawing.

ZIG Posterman Medium Bullet Tip Marker
$3.99 retail

Step outside of your coloring comfort zone with the Zig Posterman Medium Bullet Tip Marker.  Whether you're creating Valentine's Day cards or quick doodles in your sketchbook, this marker has the look and feel of chalk without the mess of chalk dust.  The bullet tip is perfect for creating details on a variety of surfaces.  Shake the pen, and press down to get the ink flowing.

Take the ArtSnacks Challenge!

Use all of the products in your box to create an original piece of art.  Snap a picture of your artwork and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram with the hashtag #artsnackschallenge


Editor's Notes

Promarkers aren't a new product- they were originally Letraset Promarkers, and were on the market for decades.  When ColArts, Winsor and Newton's parent company, acquired Letraset, the product was moved onto Winsor and Newton's label.  I think ArtSnacks may be confusing the Promarkers with Pigment Markers- both are now owned by Winsor and Newton, but only the Pigment Markers are actually use, and use pigment.  Promarkers, as well as Brushmarkers, use dye based inks.  

If you're interested in learning more about Promarkers, Brushmarkers, or Pigment Markers, make sure you keep checking back, because I have reviews for all three coming up in the next couple weeks!

ArtSnacks promises full size art supplies, and while the Stonehenge Kraft pad is absolutely adorable, it is A: A sample size, and B: Too small to actually test for letterpess, watercolor, marker illustration.  I refuse to attribute the full size price to this sample, so I'm assuming it's worth approximately $4.00 retail.  Perhaps it would have been better to include a rolled full size sheet in the box?

Zig Posterman markers are very similar to POSCA markers- both in the look, how they handle, and how they can be used.  These are water soluble until they dry, so that can be used to your advantage as a blending technique.  These don't handle anything like chalk- they're just opaque waterbased markers.  There ARE chalk markers on the market that are dust free and easy to use, but the Posterman is not one of them, and should not be used in chalk applications.



Testing out the products.  The Stonehenge paper takes a surprising amount of water without buckling- it just bent a little.  If this were a larger pad, simple bulldog clips would be the only things necessary to prevent the paper from buckling.

The Zig Posterman performs a lot like POSCA markers- it put out a lot of ink, which meant the ink stays wet a bit longer, making it easier to spread with water.  When diluted with water, the Posterman ink gives a gentle shimmer.  In general, the ink handles a lot like the Zig Wink of Luna I reviewed in last month's ArtSnacks.






The Field Test

Artsnacks Challenge Video

I'd wanted to use everything that came in my February ArtSnacks box, but unfortunately the Stonehenge Kraft paper pad was too small for me to comfortably use.  Instead, i opted to grab some Crescent Rendr Paper, a product I'm in the process of reviewing.


Inks were completed with my standard- the Sailor Mitsuo Aida brushpen.  This double sided brushpen is alcohol and waterproof, and I use it for almost everything.


The products at the top right are those that came from my ArtSnacks, those at the bottom are ones I supplied myself.  If you're interested in finding out how I created this piece, please watch the above video!

The Breakdown

Stonehenge Kraft Paper (sample size)- $4.00 (estimate)
Sakura White Gelly Roll- $1.40 (Jetpens)
Winsor and Newton Promarker- $4.19 openstock (Dick Blick), $2.75 from a set of 24 ($65.98 on DickBlick
Zig Posterman- $2.62 (ZigPosterman.com)

Total Value

$10.81

My Thoughts

The February ArtSnacks seemed a bit light- only three full size products and one sample.  The Posterman seems very similar to Uni's POSCA markers- water soluable until the ink dries, then permanent, same type of nib and pump action, even similar bodies.  I don't mind though- I like POSCAs a lot, and a larger metallic is a welcome addition to my collection.

The inclusion of a Promarker wasn't that impressive-I personally prefer brush tips to bullet tips, and compared to the Brushmarkers I also used in my ArtSnacks Challenge (her skin and chocolates) the Promarker was very frustrating to use.  

The Sakura Gelly Roll also failed to impress- a lot of other manga influenced comic artists love it, but I still prefer the Uni Signo white for performance.  I still thought it was a nifty addition to the box, especially since the sample of paper was kraft colored.

Sketchbox


This month's Sketchbox brands are
Tombow
Kum

The Unboxing

Unboxing Video Here







SketchBox February
Basic Box

This month we're featuring colored pencils for all those who love to add color to their work.  Inside this month's basic box you'll find a set of Irojiten colored pencils, a few extra Irojiten Pencils to round out the set, a Tombow Mono Sand Eraser, and a Kum double-holed wooden sharpener to keep you on point.  "Irojiten" is Japanese for "color encyclopedia" and with these beautifully color crafted pencils, it's obvious why.  These pencils spread evenly and cleanly over almost any paper.  The outside is coated with an enamel finish and each color pencil is made from premium materials that won't break during use.  These pencils are known the world over for their smooth delivery of color, unique pigments and tonal range.

We also included a premium Tomobow (sic) Mono sand eraser.  Made from natural rubber latex and silica grit this eraser removes colored pencil and ink marks, including ballpoint, rollerball, and some marker.  It's one tough eraser, perfect for this month's box.

Finally we included a dual hole Kum wooden sharpener to make sure you can make the most of your new colored pencils.  We're really excited to see what you're going to make with this month's supplies- so don't forget to tag us with #SketchBoxFebruary on instagram to be considered for our monthly contest.  If selected the winner will get their art printed on our box lids.

If you received SketchBox as a gift, and this is your last box- please sign up at www.getSketchBox.com to keep your boxes coming!  Use coupon code "COMEBACK" to save 10% on your order.


Editors Notes

I was very excited to see the Irojiten pencils- these beautiful pencils have been on my wishlist for a long time, and I'd recently purchased a 30 color encyclopedia from Jerry's Artarama.  Even better, there appears to be no duplicates between the set I'd purchased and the pencils that were sent to me.

I was less excited by the Kum pencil sharpener- don't get me wrong, I love the brand, and have used their stationary products for year, but I've gotten very spoiled by their magnesium pencil sharpeners, and a self contained pencil sharpener would've been nice. 

My sand eraser wasn't in the box when I opened it, Contacted SketchBox upon their Instagram suggestion regarding the missing Tombow Mono Sand eraser, and they promised to send one out to me as soon as possible.  They were polite and prompt, and I look forward to receiving my missing eraser.  Unfortunately, I think this means SketchBox really needs to step up their quality control to make sure all boxes have the necessary parts.


The Art Card: 

SketchBox February 
Featured Artist
Hosio

Hi, I'm Hosio and I like to create things.  Since primary school I was always drawing something or use the things I've found around me to create things.  I never knew what my dream job would be, but I always wanted it to be something connected with drawing.  In my country (Poland) the word 'artist' is a rather pejorative term and associated with being poor, that's why I didn't want to be one.
I've decided to study architecture instead of fine arts.  Boy, was I wrong.  As it turns out, I had it all backwards, so I've dropped out of my studies and concentrated on self improvement.  Now I'm a freelance artist, and my ambition is to get a job in the game development industries.  You can see my progress on tumblr (http://hosio.tumblr.com) or follow me on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hosiocat)
We're so thankful for the talent that Hosio shared with us, if you'd like to get your art featured, email an example of your work to us at
info@getsketchbox.com



The Irojiten pencils weren't sharpened when I received them, which was fairly annoying, but it gave me an opportunity to put the Wood Cutter to work.  There were a couple snappages in the sharpener- but I think it's more to due to the brittleness of the leads than a flaw in the sharpener.


The box art is by Scott Werst, who was last month's box art as well.


The box reads:

Irojiten Soft Primary
Premium color pencils feature professional quality lead
Hard, dense lead for precise detailed illustrations
Strong pigment for deep color saturation, blending and layering
Blended colors stay clear with smooth, consistent finish
Crafted with hard wood for even sharpening
Learn more about Tombow:
TombowUSA.com




 These color pencils are absolutely beautiful- the enamel finish is super smooth and comfortable in the hand.  They feel solid and well made.


The Field Test

Sketchbox Challenge Video here


I swatched all the colors sent to me on Strathmore 400 series Medium surface Color Pencil paper.  In the above video, I talk about blending- pencil to pencil, using an alcohol based colorless blender, and using a color pencil blending marker.  I thought the lead in these pencils was very hard, and a bit difficult to use, especially for blending or filling large areas.


I haven't used color pencils as a primary medium for many years now, so I'm definitely out of practice.  While I could have augmented this with my 30 piece Irojiten encyclopedia, I wanted to see what I could accomplish with just the colors sent by Sketchbox.

I found these colors difficult to layer- I had sketched with the light yellow, and it seemed to shine through regardless of how many layers I applied.  I tried to blend a bit with the Artist Loft color pencil blender, and while it did tone done areas of applications, it's not really a true blender.  I'm curious to know what solution is used inside, and if the wax content of the Irojiten might effect how well it works.
The Strathmore Color Pencil sample pad is my own- it was picked up at Pla-Za's Hands on Creativity a few months ago, from a Strathmore rep.  I figured this was a great time to break it in and see how I enjoyed the paper.

The Breakdown

Irojiten Soft Primary (5)- $11.00 (Jetpens)
Irojiten (openstock) (3) $2.42 (Dickblick- $7.26 total)
Kum Woodcutter- $2.55 (Utrecht)
Tombow Sand Eraser- $2.00 (Jetpens)


The Total
$22.81 

SketchBox Premium (February) Review

Unboxing SketchBox Premium February 2016 in ASL



Includes: 
Tin of Prismacolor pencils $10.06 (DickBlick)
Sketchbox Signature Marker (2)- For price, I'll compare these with Blick's Studio Brush Markers- $2.29 each (DickBlick $4.58)
Kum Wood Cutter Pencil Sharpener- $2.55 (Utrecht)

Tombow Mono Sand Eraser- $2.00 (Jetpens)

The Total (Premium Box)
$19.19

It's difficult to find information about Sketchbox's Signature markers.  They've been around for awhile, and you can get a glimpse at a three pack in this unboxing video from January.  Although the SketchBox site has a shop, these markers aren't listed, so I'm not sure how I'll be able to get my hands on some for review purposes.  These are alcohol based markers, and appear to be twin tipped, and the bodies look like a white version of Shin Han's old marker body.  It seems like the Signature markers are chisel and bullet nibbed (whyyyy).  I have a premium box coming in March, so if I receive any of their markers, I'll be sure to write about them here.

My Thoughts

How on earth does SketchBox justify having the contents of the Basic Box be of higher value than the Premium Box two months in a row?  As an artist who's very familiar with Prismacolor Pencils, they're pretty much the baseline for 'good' color pencils in the US- not really the stuff of subscription boxes.  Yes, you do get MORE color pencils in the Premium Box, but the 5 piece Soft Primary set alone costs more than the 12 piece Prismacolor set, and is less well known.  And why did SketchBox include their own branded markers (which I can find NO information about at this time, and I'm incredibly curious about them) in a color pencil box?  A colorless alcohol blending marker I could understand- I used a Prismacolor colorless blender in my own review for the box, but from the videos and photos I've seen, they seem to be colored markers.

The Winner- SketchBox


Voting is entirely done by allowing my cat to choose the filler he finds tastiest.  Clearly SketchBox won.

I'd really like to say that BOTH subscription services lost this month- neither one were worth their subscription price (Artsnacks- $20, Sketchbox- $25+$5), and ArtSnacks broke their word regarding full size products by including a sample.  If the sample had been a bonus, that would be one thing, but they expect us to count this as part of the overall total.  Even with the sample, ArtSnacks was well below my target of $20 value, and SketchBox didn't fare much better.

In the end, I'm going to award the title of February Winner to SketchBox, mostly because Irojiten pencils are novel in the US, beautifully designed, and the box was more coherent than this month's ArtSnacks.

I'd thought ArtSnacks had really upped the quality of their boxes in the year I'd stopped reviewing them, but it seems like we're back to the status quo.  This box was anemic at best, with the Stonehenge Kraft sample and the Zig Posterman being the standout items.

This month's SketchBox could have had some real potential, with a little research.  I mentioned some additional products that could've been included in my video overviews- Gamsol, a mineral spirit used for blending color pencils, some blending and burnishing pencils (there's a difference), sample color pencil papers (including maybe a pastel paper with a bit of tooth), and an alcohol marker for blending.  The Basic Box sadly seems more coherent than the Premium Box, which is Premium in title only- the contents seem very mundane for any experienced artist or art supply aficionado.

If you're using my opinion to determine whether or not to subscribe to these boxes, you need to keep a couple things in mind.  1. I review art supplies, on here and on Youtube, ALL THE TIME.  I see a lot of things, so I prize novelty.  2. Art subscription boxes are not a good way to fill out your studio, you should take that money and spend it curating your collection.  Blind boxes are just that-blind- and you are liable to receive supplies you'll never use (like me with acrylics/oil painting supplies).  3.  Art subscription boxes are a luxury- they're expensive, they send non-essentials, they provide no art instruction, so if you're broke, art subscription services are a poor choice to spend your money on.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I feel like if you are asking me whether or not you should buy either service, you should also consider putting that money towards financially supporting artists who have taught you, who continue to teach you, and who inspire you.  Especially if those artists put out 'free' content.  I know it's probably not as exciting as getting a box of supplies in the mail, but the investment is still worthwhile- you're rewarding these creators for making content that has benefited you.

In the end, it's still difficult for me to recommend an art subscription service- perhaps if they hired an artist a month to demonstrate the materials and teach a series of small tutorials these services would be more worthwhile.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Watercolor Brushpen Review: Sakura Koi Watercolor Brushpens

Today would have been my father's 63rd birthday.  Happy birthday, Dad.

Watercolor markers and brushpens are very popular right now.  Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens were recently the rage amongst crafters and stampers, calligraphers love Tombow ABT watercolor brush pens, and many artists and illustrators enjoy Winsor and Newtons watercolor markers, but there are many other options on the market.  Sakura, the company that brings us Gelly Rolls and Microns, has long been a player in the affordable watercolor market.

Sakura Koi's watercolors are available in three formats- dry pan watercolors, watercolor tubes, and watercolor brush pens, also known as the Koi Coloring Brush Pens.  All types can be activated with water, but only the watercolor brush pens utilize the Sakura Koi blender pen.

The Stats

  • Solid Nylon Brush, similar to Zig Art and Graphic Twin, Tombow ABT
  • Easily available in sets- 6, 12, 24, 48
  • Available openstock from the Sakura Koi site for $2.49, some colors are available on Amazon, lowest price on DickBlick
  • Sets are also available on DickBlick and Jetpens
  • Blender pen sold separately
  • Color coordinating caps
  • Single tip
  • Can be blended with water or colorless blender
  • Dye based ink
  • Plate finish paper recommended
  • Ink is not fade resistant
Digital Color Chart

Colors available in the 12 Pack

Yellow
Orange
Brown
Red
Pink
Purple
Sky blue
Yellow Green
Green
Blue
Black

Colors Purchased Open Stock

Aqua Blue
Bourdeaux
Colorless Blender
Light Cool Gray
Fresh Green
Rose red
Coral Red
Raw Sienna
Dark Brown
Woody Brown
Naples Yellow
Salmon Pink
Sap Green

Techniques for Koi Watercolor Brushpens

Basic Shapes & Shading with Sakura Koi Coloring Brush & Water Brush



The Packaging


The package is heavyweight plastic, meant to withstand travel.  It closes with a tab system that seems fairly secure, far more secure than tape which other brands often use.


The back reads:

Achieve fine, medium, or bold brush strokes by changing the nib pressure

The dye-based inks blend easily to create a multitude of color hues

The special 'blender' pen creates seamless washes and color gradations (available separately)

Ages 14+






The Markers


These markers only have one tip- a large nylon brush with plenty of give.  In many of the tutorial videos, you can hear an audiable squeak as the nib moves across plate-surface paper.  These nibs are designed to take a lot of pressure and abuse.


Koi Coloring Brushes lay down a generous amount of ink on application.

Compared To Other Watercolor Brushpens

From top: Sakura Koi Coloring Brush (2), Zig Clean Color Real Brush (2), Zig Art and Graphic Twin (2), Zig Brushables (2), Marvy Le Plume (1), Tombow ABT (1) .  See bottom of post for links to these reviews.
 Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pens are relatively small compared to other watercolor brushpens, as they only have a single tip.

From top:  Marvy Le Pen, Zig Brushable, Zig Art and Graphic Twin, Zig Clean Color Real Brush, Sakura Koi Coloring Brush
 The Sakura Koi Coloring Brush has a fairly large brush given the size of the overall pen, a bit smaller than the Art and Graphic Twin, but close in size to the Brushable.

Top to bottom:  Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pen, Zig Clean Color Real Brush, Zig Art and Graphic Twin, Zig Brushable, Marvy LePlume, Tombow ABT

Comparison shot of the double sided markers.

From top to bottom: Sakura Koi Coloring Brush, Tombow ABT, Marvy LePlume blenders




The Swatch Test

Sakura Koi Swatch Test- Nattosoup







Blending marker into marker worked fairly well, although color did not carry as far as I would have liked.  I generally blend dark into light, and go over the area I want graduated with the light marker again.

Color blends moderately well with the Sakura Koi blender- with waterbased markers, blenders pick up color and move it forward, rather than pushing the color to the back of the paper as alcohol blenders do with alcohol based markers.




Felt that the Tombow Colorless Blender worked quite well with these watercolor markers.

The 12 pack and the markers I'd originally purchased openstock did not have any usable skintones, so I ordered additional colors from the Sakura site to round out my collection and give me the necessary material for the upcoming field tests.  These came packaged in a non-descript cardboard box.

I was very pleased with these markers in general after swatching, and pleased specifically with the colors I purchased openstock for the field test.  Colors were swatched in a Strathmore Watercolor journal.  Dyes held their color well even after water was added.

The Field Test (wet)

Sakura Koi Field Test-Nattosoup




Field test was completed on Fabriano cotton rag watercolor paper.  Illustration was inked with the Copic and waterproof Sailor Mitsuo Aida.


Used a masking tape palette for this application, as well as a couple natural fiber brushes and a cup of clean water.


Marker to palette application is very pale, will take multiple layers to build up.



 Direct application to the cotton based watercolor paper while paper was damp chewed up the paper.



Blender handles different than an alcohol blender- handles differently from application of water with brush as well.


I recommend a violet over the Sakura Koi Magenta

Areas where the paper was abraded by the brushpen's surface tend to feather when additional layers are applied.

Layers tend to displace prior layers, rather than layering and effecting the visual perception of prior layers.For the field test, I didn't really use the 12 piece set I'd purchased.




Raw sienna was used for the freckles.

The photos on the package indicate a dry application, which led me to believe I was misusing the markers.

Using a brush allows for a more painterly look, due to natural variations in how much water is held within the brush and applied.

These don't take layering as well as other brands do, and are more difficult to blend.  If you aren't used to these markers, it's wise to go in with a game plan before starting, as you won't be able to make corrections easily.

Caps really do not indicate ink color, so make sure you refer to your swatches rather than relying on your caps.

The Field Test (dry)

Sakura Koi Field Test Continued (make sure the video is up and working before posting this)





I apologize that I don't have in-process photos of this portion of the review.  I thought I had a video (and I might, somewhere), but at this time, I do not.

Colors are very saturated when applied directly to the cold press, woodpulp watercolor paper.  Although they can be blended somewhat, they do not blend enough to create areas of contrast in terms of saturation.  I ended up blending out the background green with water, as it was too overwhelming, but that's the only area I used water on.  I used the Sakura Koi blender for everything else.

I was dissatisfied with how these markers handled when used entirely for dry applications, and I don't personally feel like the blender does a good enough job blending colors together, or blending colors into white to handle these markers alone.

The Verdict

For best performance, you should treat your Sakura Koi watercolor markers as you would other watercolor markers.  I personally found the dry application to be garish and over saturated, but with judicious use, that can be used to your benefit as well. 

Cheaper and easier to acquire than Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, as they're less popular.  If you like what you see in my videos and blog post, I recommend you go ahead and buy the large set.  Not only will it save you money overall, but it will save time over ordering multiple sets or ordering open stock.

Comparable Waterbased/Watercolor Markers

Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Brushables
Zig Art and Graphic Twin
Tombow ABT
Lyra Aqua Brush Duo
Distress Watercolor Markers
Winsor Newton Watercolor Markers

For even more waterbased and watercolor reviews, please check out my Review tab above this post.

Examples of Sakura Koi used for Calligraphy

Hand Lettering with Brush Pens Tutorial by Calligrapher, Joanne Fink



Blend Koi Markers Like Watercolors - Rainbow Color Demo ft. Lisa Engelbrecht  



Koi Brush : Hindi Calligraphy by Inku Kumar



Brush Calligraphy by Inku Kumar



Other Sakura Koi Reviews

Art Supply/Product Review, Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Set -Gray (Chibi Lemi Painting)



More about Brushpens for Inking and Art

Choosing a Brushpen for Art- Jetpens Blog