A pharmacist looked weirdly at me when I was buying syringes today… Anyway, I have something for you:
How to make your own cheap brush pen!
I don’t know about other countries, but in Poland if you want to buy a pen brush, it costs about 7-9 zł. And it runs out really quickly. T_T
But there are also those empty pen brushes you can get online. You can fill them with water and use for blending your paint, of course… But if you instead put in some kind of fluid water-based paint, it can serve as a perfect replacement for the aforementioned expensive pens! All you will need is:
- 1 water brush pen (I think they call them “aquash”?) [~20zł],
- 1 ecoline or other water-based paint (ink is no good, because it could dry out and destroy your pen, I think) [~12zł],
- 1 syringe with a needle [~0,45zł].
Of course it is more expensive than one pen, but you get a lot of refills. Remember to keep the syringe somewhere for the future use and don’t mix colours with it. One syringe for one colour, and one brush pen for one colour.
That’s it. Hope it will help some of you. ^^’ The colour isn’t as perfect as those professional pens, but it’s good enough for sketches and filling black spaces in your comics~♥
(Note to self: red doesn’t look too good after scanning…)