I haven’t done a pen review in a while but I bought these Ohuhu Dual Tip Brush Pens and wanted to share a review with you. I bought them off of Amazon for under $30 CAD (roughly $23 CAD), so I thought I would see how they blend and compare to the other pens I have looked at. You can find the review video here, and the comparison chart down below. So let’s take a closer look!
Ohuhu Dual Tip Brush Pens
As mentioned in the name, these are dual-tip markers: a brush tip and an extra-fine liner – 0.4mm to be exact. The brush tip lid is bigger than the fine liner which means you’re less likely to confuse the two in a hurry (been there!). The barrel is round and smooth and easy to hold.
They come in a plastic pouch in a set of 36 colours. It’s a great variety and seems to be setup for blending. So far, for price, variety and colour, I am onboard but let’s look at the overall review.
Ohuhu Dual Tip Brush Pen Review Chart
I tested the pens on a Rhodia paper pad which is about the same thickness as a Leuchturrm, and then 160 GSM paper. The Rhodia showed a bit of ghosting but the 160GSM had no bleed through or ghosting. I only ran into problems with the blender pen oversaturating the page and causing some bleed through in the 160GSM. The ink takes a second or two to dry, especially on the smooth vellum, so there can be some smudging if you work too quickly.
As mentioned, the ink takes a second to dry so blending is great! Blending into each other was the best, and the pick-up method was second to that! I was very impressed. Blender pen blending and water pen blending were a bust. The ink really didn’t blend well with either of those methods. As can be expected with water-based inks, the watercolour effect was great.
My Overall Impression
There are a couple of issues with the pens. The most obvious one is that I got 2 of the same colours. So I ended up with 2 of the 66, and no 63. Honestly though, with 35 other colours, am I really going to miss that one colour? Probably not. The tip is somewhere between the Tombow Fudenosuke and Dual Tip Marker – so not too firm but not super flexible either. This makes it great for beginners. At this price point though, it’ll probably become more flexible over time and with more use. Overall though, they are fun to use and try different techniques with, the colour range is great, and the price is good. So if you’re not able, or willing, to commit to Tombows just yet, these do the job.
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