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ShinHan Art Touch Liner Brush, 7-color set

ShinHan Art Touch Liner Brush

(Sarah Read is an author, editor, yarn artist, and pen/paper/ink addict. You can find more about her at her website and on Twitter.)

If you're a professional artist or letterer, the ShinHan Art Touch Liners are probably going to rank pretty close to perfect. They have a great build, and the ink is archival, acid-free, water resistant, lightfast, and smear-proof. They tick a lot of the essential boxes for creating a quality piece of work--though, of course, some of those features come with compromises.

ShinHan Art Touch Liner Brush Tip

These pens are constructed really nicely. The body is strong and well-molded. The cap fits and posts well. The clip is a bit shallow, but it's flexible without being too bendy. I do wish the colors were more clearly labeled--it's just a narrow stripe at the bottom or a disc on top of the cap that indicates color. If they were in a case looking straight-on, there's no way to tell. The body is also a bit busy with text. A lot of it is useful information, should the pens be mixed in with other media in a case, but some of it could be cleaned up a bit, I think.

ShinHan Art Touch Liner Brush

The brush tips on these are really impressive. They're flexible and springy and make great lines from very, very fine to nice, thick swooshes. They've maintained their shape perfectly and I don't feel like I'm going to break them.

The only real disappointment factor for these, I think, is the pigment. While it boasts an excellent list of scientific qualities, the color is just not saturated or vibrant enough for me. Every color looks a bit washed-out. And perhaps it is its quick-dry nature, but it feels very dry to work with as well.

ShinHan Art Touch Liner Brush Colors

Still, I think they're excellent tools that will make artwork that will last. At $24.50 for a set of seven, they're not cheap, but the build quality will likely lead to a longer lifespan than some of the cheaper alternatives. They'd make a wonderful gift for an art student--or a snazzy reward for participating in Inktober!

(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)

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ShinHan Art Touch Liner
Posted on November 8, 2018 and filed under ShinHan, Brush Pen, Pen Reviews.