I bought the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen WS-BH and since I only used their Dual Brush so far, I decided to do a little review.

Doing strokes with the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen  


Strokes drawn with the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pen  ws-bh.

    • The pen is easy to hold.
    • The writing is smoothly.
    • You can do different strokes from wide to very narrow.
  • The nib is flexible and firm . The nib “goes” back in place, that really cool.

Inking a sketch with Tombow


Done only with the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pen  ws-bh.

  • You can go from a thick line to a thin one (and vice versa) effortlessly and with precision.
  • It works well in different types of paper.

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Handlettering & Calligraphy with Tombow brush pen 


Written only with the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush pen  ws-bh.

  • It’s very easy to write with.
  • Control over pressure

Tombow Fudenosuke can be considered as a good calligraphy brush pen for beginners.

Tombow with others markers:

The pen is pigmented and water based, it’s also waterproof. More important, it doesn’t bleed!  I run a little test with different markers, water and alcohol based from different brand to see how inks mix together. The brand used are Copic,Promarker, Tombow Dual brush, DB-twin, Koi de Sakura, Créa Marker and Winsor & Newton. As you can see, it doesn’t bleed at all. In fact, the ink looks more vibrant, which is a plus as I wish the black ink was darker.


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I wish the black ink was darker and I do have the impression that the pen is not going to last as long as a micron. It’s just an impression, time will say.

You can’t replace the tip and it’s non refillable but it’s cheap, I bought it for 2€90.

If you would ask me how to use Tombow Fudenosuke pen, my answer would be simple. This pen is very versatile, easy to use in different kind of work, doodling, lettering, outlining, name it. It’s a pretty good pen! You don’t have to change pens while inking, to get different lines thickness, so it’s a gain of time and practical.

Verdict:  I love it and I’ll buy it again.


***** Edit: 13th january 2019. The pen last quite a long time but not as long as the micron. Also, they now have different colors besides black!