Completely honest review of the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush pens, discussing the nibs, control, colors, price point and more. Check out the brush pen review below.
This is the third video in my pen review series. Last month I reviewed the Pentel Arts Sign Pen Touch, and before that the Tombow Fudenosuke. This month I’m talking about my favorite medium sized brush pens–the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pens. Read or watch my review below!
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen Review
The Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens come in several different tips. This review will be focusing on the Brush tips (B) although I do touch on the Soft Brush (SB) tip in the video, doing a side by side comparison. The other tips are a fine liner (S) a bullet tip (1.5) and chisel tip (C).
- Mixed tip black 4 pack
- 4 pack brights (B)
- 6 pack blue (B)
- All you need for lettering pack–this is great for getting your hands on black and grays without spending a ton!
Nib and Control
The Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pens have a medium sized fine tip nib. It’s much bigger compared to the Pentel Touch or Tombow Fudenosuke, but it’s not as large as a Tombow Dual Brush pen or Ecoline brush tip pen. The nib is very flexible making it easy to get thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes. Because the nib is so flexible, it’s really easy to use these pens to achieve that bouncy lettering look. The nibs for me have lasted longer than say most of my Tombow Dual Brush pens, but they are not as durable as the Tombow Fudenosuke or Pentel Touch Sign pen nibs. These nibs will fray relatively quickly especially if you are not using smooth paper. However one cool trick I learned with these Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pens is that you can turn the nibs around! This is the only pen that I know of that you can do this with! Cool right?
Faber-Castell Pitt Colors and Saturation
The Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pens come in a wide array of colors, but it is hard to buy a large color pack. Most of the packs of pens come in 4-8 colors. The colors are very vibrant and the ink is very saturated. In fact the black brush pen is probably one of the darkest black brush pens I own!
The ink in these pens is not water based like the Tombow Fudenosuke or Pentel Touch, but rather is India Ink. That means the ink dries quicky, is color fast (won’t fade) and won’t smear on watercolor. It also means that these pens do not blend!
I’ve mentioned several times that these are my favorite brush pens! The bouncy, flexible nib makes using them super fun and creating bouncy letters that much easier. I also like the medium sized nib because it’s easy to control, yet not a huge nib that I need to create larger letters with. I can easily obtain thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes with these pens even when I am writing a little quicker than usual.
The biggest downside to the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pens is their price point. They are more expensive than alot of other brush tip pens–usually around $3 per pen. That means I use these pens less frequently than other just because I don’t want them to dry up or get frayed quickly. Knowing that I can flip the nib to the other side now is a game changer!
If you want to know more about these pens or want to see some real time lettering with them, make sure you watch the video below!
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