Zig Kuretake | Bimoji Test + Review

As promised, here’s an entry related to art and illustration! 🙂 I’ve been on the longest art block; hence the absence of artworks on my Instagram 🙁 Hoping to be able to start drawing again soon! But for now, here’s what I use for inking — Bimoji by Zig Kuretake. For smaller details, I use Zig Kuretake Drawing Pen [Waterproof Pigment Ink] but for the most part, I use the Bimoji pens.

Traditional Japanese brushes with a modern twist; Bimoji brush pens are a water-based pigment ink, lightfast, permanent, and water/alcohol proof when dry. Plastic bodies were designed to resemble lightweight bamboo brushes, featuring rubber grips for comfort. Available in four felt tip sizes and a nylon bristle brush tip.


Reference Photo : Sunny Dahye

Blue Mechanical Pencil for Sketching | Pilot ENO 0.7


Bimoji Extra Fine

Hard tip for fine line and detailed work. Produces 0.18mm to 1mm lines.

Bimoji Fine

Hard tip for fine lines yet with more pressure applied, the tip flexes for a broad line. Produces 0.25mm to 1.5mm lines.

Bimoji Medium

Firm brush tip for fine line and detailed work. Ideal for heavy broad lines and medium coverage. Produces 0.25mm to 3mm lines.


Bimoji Large

Flexible brush tip with good elasticity yet firm enough to allow thin to thick lines with ease. Ideal for covering large areas. Produces 0.35mm to 7mm lines.

(L) White pink for highlights and erasures (R) Smaller details using the Zig Drawing Pen


High/Dark pigment and no breaks in ink flow. The nib size and type variety allows line flexibility and for the artist to work with depth and details at the same time.

*Not used in this sample artwork*

Bimoji Medium Polyester Bristle

Individual fiber brush tip, was designed to be used slowly to create smooth black strokes, if used rapidly it will create a dry-brush effect. Brush tip is soft yet elastic enough for creating fine strokes to broad strokes. Produces 0.35mm to 10mm lines.

Test run with Copic Markers


Works well with markers (and watercolour) since it’s water/alcohol proof when dry — just make sure to leave it for around an hour before colouring to make sure no bleeding occurs!

Where : National Bookstore and Scribe Writing Essentials

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