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January 22, 2019 2 min read

We’ve been talking a lot about the Lyra Aqua Brush Duo pens over on our social media accounts and rightly so too! If you haven’t tried these yet, by the end of this blog post you’re going to want the glide them across a fresh sheet of paper.

ARTdiscount have stocked the 12 and 36 sets for a while and having experienced their popularity, have decided to bring in the individuals, which allows you to add to your collection and replace your favourite shades. 

Double ended pens are super handy and are on a 2 for 1 offer, saving you a considerable amount. The small nib is ideal for detail and the brush end acts like a paintbrush full of vibrant colour. The brush nib is flexible and versatile, use the very tip of it for shading and tiny details. I've found that when you use the small nib lightly it's great for crosshatching and adding a splash of colour that doesn't overwhelm your piece. The Lyra Dual Tips have recently been compared to the Arteza Watercolour Brush Pens, there are however several advantages to the Lyra pens. Here's a little break down - 

Lyra:

  • Dual tip
  • Individual pens available on 2 for 1 offer
  • Made in Europe
  • Brush nib and detail nib

Arteza:

  • Single tip
  • Not available as individuals 
  • Made in China
  • Large colour range

 

    The Arteza pens are known for their reasonable value and water brush, however the Lyras can be mixed as well. Try them for yourself! You won't be disappointed.

    There are 36 highly pigmented colours in the range; pens trying to compete with these just can’t come close. Having tried other brands the main aspect that stands out to me is Lyras even lay down of colour. The colour doesn’t speckle and I love that the range of colours is broad, you no longer get a set of primary shades! 

    They are manufactured in Germany to the highest standard, popular with artists, designers and amateurs. The fibre tips are extremely strong and do not fray, meaning they keep their level of quality. The inks are water-based, free from hazardous solvents and can be mixed. Line the inks up side by side and watch the colours blend into each other seamlessly, acting like watercolour. 

    At £1.90 per pen, you can’t go wrong; especially when they're on a 2 for 1 offer. The sets are a wise investment too. In the 36 set you will receive every shade! I've shown you three primary colours and I'm sure from these images you can see the quality. The nibs feel incredibly sturdy, even the most heavy handed people won't struggle with these pen tips. 

    Keep it colourful and go for the Lyra Aqua Brush Duos. If you have any questions about these pens, don't hesitate to message us on our free chat feature. 

    Now available!

    Jessie Crook
    Jessie Crook


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