The Zebra Comic Nib, like the name suggests, is well-loved by manga artists and illustrators who use traditional comic drawing methods. The Hard G Pen model has the less flexibility than its G Pen counterpart, making it suitable for consistent thin lines. This nib can create consistent thin lines under light to medium pressure, and slightly larger lines under heavy pressure. The brushed section towards the tip of the nib holds a large ink capacity, and is compatible with fountain pen inks, pigment inks, and other waterproof inks. The Zebra Hard G Pen nib is ideal for artists who enjoy less line weight variation. The Nickel Boron coating increases the hardness and longevity of the nib, making it a good choice for large or long-term drawing projects.
Tip: Steel dip pen nibs come with a protective oil coating to prevent rust. However, this coating can sometimes affect adhesion of ink to the nib and decrease the nib's ink holding capacity. To prepare a steel dip pen nib for use, mix a small amount of dishwashing soap with water and soak the nib in it. Soak the nib for about 30 seconds to start, rinse with water, and dry before using. Repeat the process if needed.