Here are some doodles I did with a new Noodler’s Konrad Brush Pen that I bought from Goulet Pens. The Konrad Brush Pen offers an interesting alternative to my trusty Pentel Pocket Brush Pen for a couple of reasons. First, you can fill it with whatever ink you choose, something that is not that easy to do with the Pentel. Second, it can be easily modified if you like to tinker with your gear. Noodler’s offers replacement tips that can be adjusted to different lengths. I’m still using the tip that came with the brush pen, so I haven’t had a chance to experiment yet, but I look forward to trying it. The Konrad works nicely, but I still prefer the Pentel. This may be due to how familiar I am with the Pentel, but it seems like the Pentel offers more consistent line quality.
The ink I used for this test was Nooder’s Blue Black. I have heard good things about this ink, so I felt it was time to branch out from my typical fountain pen ink of choice (Noodler’s Black). The Blue Black goes down Black, but appears more blue as it dries. I tend to want my ink like I want my chocolate – black as it can get. Still, the Blue Black is an interesting change of pace and I look forward to using it to mix things up from time to time.