Monday, August 26, 2013


testing the new waterbrush pen

Today I came across mention of a waterbrush called The Piston, which  resembles a fountain pen with the brush part made of synthetic fiber and rabbit hair, the barrel designed to air pump the water.  You can also fill it with ink for Chinese calligraphy.  Its advantage over the squeezable plastic-barrel of the waterbrush I already bought is that the amount of water dispensed by The Piston is precisely controllable.  

I want one of these!!  (Actually, two--one for water and one for ink).  I wish I had known about this before I went and bought the other one.  I also learned that the watercolor set I was given is considered "student grade".  When the paints get used up I can check out the better-quality "artist grade" sets, some of which are enormously expensive. But not all.  One step at a time.  I need to learn how to draw better first.