We designed this pen for people who like to use two tools in quick succession, like drawing lines, then washing the drawing, or drawing broadly with a Manga G, then drawing in finer detail with a crowquill.
This pen holds two tools, one in each end. The most frequent configuration is a nib in one end and a brush in the other, as shown below.
This lets you draw in line, then flip the pen and wash the line.
There's a pump for each tool. The two pumps are aligned in such a way that you can spin the pen in your hand, and the pump always ends up in the right position. You can draw, spin, wash, spin and draw again repeatedly and not miss a beat. See the video below.
Be sure to select the configuration you want in your pen. We provide a list of the most frequently used configurations in the Configuration list below. If you want another configuration, select Custom and send us an email message specifying what you want. We will tell you whether the combination is possible.
Remember, the Zebra Manga G, Brause Rose, and our Sketch nib all fit the same tool holders, so ordering the Manga G lets you use several other popular nibs.
For those of you unfamiliar with our Pump Pens, these are pens that let you increase the flow of ink by pressing the pump. You get what you press, from a drop to a gush. It's a great way to start the flow after you finish filling the pen, to puddle out ink for a black background, or to wash your drawings. Gravity flow works all the time. You only press the pump when you want a stronger flow.
The caps on this pen have adjustable tops so you can expand or reduce the internal volume surrounding the tool. You can see the range of adjustment below - the top cap is pressed in while the bottom cap is pressed out.
Notice the air hole under the clip. Spin the clip to expose the hole when you cap or uncap the pen. Spin the clip back to seal the cap.
You can remove the tool to clean or replace it. Just slide out the nib or brush to clean it, then press it back in. You can order replacement brushes and nibs.
You fill the pen like an eye dropper. Remove the tool and pour in the ink. There are two separate chambers, one chamber for each tool. This lets you use two different media, or put ink in one side for the nib and wash (ink and water) in the other side for the brush.