There’s a moment when your brush pen starts to run out of ink, but it’s not quite dry yet. In fact if you let it rest for a little bit part way through a drawing it seems to get a second wind in only a few minutes.
If you can’t wait that long, simply have another almost dried out brush pen at the ready, to sketch with while the first pen has a rest with the cap on.
My point is, it’s amazing how much ink they really hold.
I’ve written about this many times before, but when I look at sketches like this one and see the dry lines I’m reminded of how fun it is to sketch with this pen, even when dry. And I simply want to remind you all too.
There is a moment in this pen’s life when it actually makes lines so light, but consistent, that you can do a whole sketch in ink and from the scan it almost looks like it’s graphite.
Too much fun.
Don’t give up on your pens. Keep them around. Let them rest. Let them surprise you with new energy when you pull them out again.