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Match-Up 1: Tombow Fudenosuke vs. Pentel Sign Touch
Pentel Sign Touch pens come in 12 colors. There’s another set that looks a lot like these brush pens that are actually fine-liners, so make sure you get the right ones here!
Winner: Pentel Sign Touch!
It was a tough choice, and many of you had trouble deciding, but in the end Pentel won with 54% of the votes. Here are some of the reasons why the voters chose Pentel over Tombow:
- It’s easy to use and control
- The nib is a nice flexibility
- Vibrant, saturated colors
- Durable and doesn’t fray easily
Match-Up 2: Zebra Fude Sign vs. Kelly Creates Fine Black
Both of these pens were new to us at the beginning of the bracket, but we are loving them as a small-tip alternative to the pens from Match-up #1.
The Zebra Fude sign brush pens come in a 4-pack on Amazon with extra fine, fine, and medium sizes, plus one gray pen.
Kelly Creates has a 3-pack of black brush pens, which is how we came across the fine tip one.
Winner: Zebra Fude!
This was a clear victory as Zebra had 64% of the votes. The main difference is that the Zebra has much richer, dark ink. We love that it comes in a 4-pack of various sizes, too! Here are some highlights from the voters:
- Bolder, blacker ink
- Durable, firm tip
- Writes smoothly with consistent strokes
- Variety of sizes
Winner: Faber-Castell Pitt!
Winning in a landslide victory with 71% of the votes vs. the Kelly Creates medium brush pen, here are some reasons why the Faber-Castell Pitt Artist brush pen was victorious:
- Flexible yet resilient nibs
- Pigmented ink doesn’t fade
- Gorgeous color selection
- Reversible nibs
Winner: Sakura Koi Coloring Brush!
The vote was super close (54% to 46%). Here are some of the reasons you guys loved it:
- Awesome color selection
- Reasonable price
- Nib is perfect flexibility
- Effortless ink flow
- Short barrel makes it very portable
Match-Up 5: Kuretake Zig Brushables vs. Fudebiyori
It’s a Kuretake Zig showdown! The Brushables are a dual-tip brush pen (both ends are brushes!) and they have a beautiful selection of pigmented ink.
The Fudebiyori comes in tons of colors, has an awesome nib, and is small enough to stick in your purse.
I think everyone can agree how HARD the choice was between the Zig Brushables and Fudebiyori—and the voting reflected that! The vote was split 50.7% to 49.3% — the closest yet. But in the end, the dual-sided Brushables won. Here are some reasons why:
- Great range of colors
- Juicy ink
- Doesn’t fray easily
- Pigment, fade-resistant ink
Winner: Tombow Dual Brush!
With a whopping 84% of the votes, the Tombow Dual Brush pen beat out the Artist’s Loft in this match-up. Lots of great reasons why the Tombows won below:
- Tons of colors to choose from (100+!)
- Great for blending, especially with colorless blender
- Can purchase individually
- Affordable and widely available
- Can be used for watercolor
Winner: Artline Stix!
This one was another landslide victory! Artline Stix beat Crayola with 82% of the votes. Here’s why it won:
- Easy to control
- Fun to play with (like Legos!)
- Work on lots of types of paper
- Durable nib
- Awesome and unique colors
Match-Up 8: Karin Brushmarker Pro vs. Ecoline Brush Pen
If you’re looking for a beautiful, juicy watercolor brush pen… you definitely need to get your hands on either the Karin or Ecoline watercolor brush pens.
Wow, that was a close one! With just 52% of the votes, Ecoline beat out Karin for these reasons:
- Natural gradients
- Amazing control
- Long-lasting (reversible nibs)
- Smooth to write with
- Beautiful hairlines
- Juicy ink
The winners that you’ve picked throughout the competition so far will now face one another in the semi-finals. Only FOUR pens will move onto the next round, so vote wisely!
The winners that you’ve picked in the semi-finals go head to head in the finals. The two winners will compete in the CHAMPIONSHIP!