I Can’t Stop Using the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on Coquille Paper

February 8, 2012


Above: This is a spread in my handbound journal using Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Paper which is now available in sheets. (The journal is approx. 7 x 9-3/8 inches.) I used left over Schmincke gouache from my palette and the green band is rubber stamp ink that I spread on the page between some bits of masking tape. (This sketch started as a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch; then I pulled the white paper rectangle away, colored the background, and stuck the white paper down permanently.) Names in my journaling notes at the left have been obscured (except for the names of the cockatiels) to protect the innocent.

I've been playing around a lot with coquille paper again—I just love the way it feels to work with a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen on this surface. I had some precut rectangles of the coquille paper that I wanted to use up. What better way to do that then use them in the journal?

ManDetailLeft: Here's a detail of the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen lines on the coquille paper. Isn't it yummy? I could just sketch all day on it.

Have you used your Pentel Pocket Brush Pen today?

Sometimes the best thing you can do during the day is stop for a minute and get your favorite art tool out and make a quick sketch.

Don't worry if the sketch isn't perfect. Just enjoy the moment, enjoy the ink coming out of the pen and moving across the paper. 

    • Miss T
    • February 8, 2012

    Okay, okay. I’m writing coquille paper on my Wet Paint shopping list!

  1. Reply

    Oh Miss T you’re funny. Though you might have fun painting eggs on an “eggshell” paper. The paper isn’t meant for watercolor, but I’ve been doing watercolor washes over some of my drawings with no pain.

    • Togotooner
    • August 20, 2012

    I love Stipple paper too! I use my favorite Pilot Soft Brush Pen on it for outline work and it is fantastic! What kind of ink are you using in your Pentel Pocket Brush Pen?

  2. Reply

    Togotooner I use the regular ink cartridges that you can get for the PPBP from Pentel. I find that ink suits all my needs, dries quickly and is waterproof when I wash over it with watercolor.

    I have friends who refill their empty ink cartridges with a variety of inks. (Using a hypodermic needle.) Most of them seem to like Platinum Carbon ink.

    I don’t know the Pilot soft brush pen so I’ll have to look into it. Thanks.

    • Togotooner
    • August 22, 2012

    The Pilot Brush Pen (soft) is really something special. When I first got it,..I wasn’t sure about it,…but it has a rubbery type tip that is really juicy with ink. It may squeak a bit on low tooth paper,..but it can get a hair line if handled properly and after some practice.

    I too have the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and it does really well on Stipple paper as you said. If I go slow with the stroke,…the PPBP will leave a solid dark line…but a faster stroke emits a drier line and that too can be cool….very much like a real brush would do.

    I may have to use the PPBP more now that I see how it did on stipple paper. The down side to the Pilot Soft brush is that it is not refillable.

  3. Reply

    Togotooner, I don’t really care for those felt tip pens. When you described this I realized I had tried it. I actually enjoyed the squeak, but I don’t like the non-fiber hairs tip.

    Thanks for explaining what you were using.

    Yes, you now have to use the PPBP MORE! That’s correct. Have fun.

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