Brush Pen Sketching with Che Lopez

Portrait of Maria Coryell-Martin.

Maria Coryell-Martin


Demos | July 17, 2020

My friend Che Lopez and I explore the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen! This pen has a flexible bristle tip that comes to a beautiful fine point. It creates elegant calligraphic and dry-brush marks with rich black waterproof ink. The pen is refillable and includes two ink cartridges and is available now in our shop.

Che first introduced me to this pen years ago (I had to run out to get my own as soon I saw it 😆). In this demo, we tour some of our sketchbooks and explore the range of marks possible with this versatile tool.⁠⠀

I especially love Che's tips for sketching faces, describing shadows "falling down faces like water down a waterfall." His enthusiasm and bold approach to art are inspiring: "Just make your mark!"⁠⠀

Learn more about Che Lopez at: and @artofche.