It’s indeed a light blue, but it’s not quite a normal light blue… how should I say this… it’s a bit on the duller side. When I think of light blue, I think close to sky blue but a little bit less bright. Just a little. But it’s duller than that. Not quite sure how to explain it in a different way but it’s still a convenient blue.
Fluidity/Viscosity: 7.5/10 (Depends)
So it depends. I’ve been using it on paper and the fluidity is fine. However, to describe it more precisely, it’s pretty watery. It’s a water-based acrylic and the container states that it’s lightfast. I’m guessing that means it runs light? I haven’t used it on an actual canvas or on a painting yet so I don’t know how well it will work on a primed blank canvas or a painting that already has some paint on it with some awkward ridges. Since I don’t know yet, I’m just guessing that it’ll be a little bit too watery for any paintings.
I can’t say much bad about the size because well I chose to get the smaller tip but I don’t think this size can do much on a large canvas. On the other hand, it looks like it’ll do well for details.
Um… this is pretty hard to rate. So the one I bought, the 2.4mm one was $6.99 but I got a discount so I bought it for $5.24. It’s not exactly cheap… but it’s acrylic paint + water. But then again… Copics are same price or more expensive and… I’m not sure why… idk but I don’t think I would buy like twenty of them just for the heck of it. I bought this one just to try out some paint markers (since the large art stores don’t have Posca markers -_-)… but if I don’t know exactly which color I want to use, I wouldn’t buy any.
Maybe I’m dumb. Maybe I’m just stupid. But the directions are really vague and the pictures don’t really help either.
Originally, I didn’t want to press down my nib really hard because that could ruin the nib. But after using it a couple of times, it stopped working. Maybe it was because the cap kept on falling off but that’s really not my fault. I had it horizontal in my pencil case at the very bottom but the cap fell off many times by itself so I would keep having to put it back and that also annoyed me.
- Shake well before use.
- Press down nib several times.
- Replace cap after use. Store in horizontal position.
In any case, so I tried to press down the nib little by little, while trying not to damage it. Didn’t work. So I took the whole pen apart and realized there was a spring inside. First thought: uh… why is there a spring inside? It’s not like it’s a ballpoint pen or anything… Second thought: does it work like a ballpoint pen? (And then I lost the spring in the middle of “playing” with it… but I found it 20 minutes later)
So yes. When it says “press down nib several times”, it means press down hard enough so that the nib springs inside and out several times for it to be coated by the acrylic paint.
And then you think: my gawd a lot of paint is going to be wasted with this. -_-
Conclusion: Well now I kind of got the hang of it… but considering the price and all… I don’t think I would invest much in buying many. Maybe one once in awhile if I want to work with acrylics more often (these days I’m using Copics and watercolor mostly)… but not anytime soon..