MJS.ART - The PencilBrush

I had an idea for a paint brush but with pencil lead instead of bristles so I can “paint” with pencil lead. I wasn't trying to paint with the pencil lead as paint; I wanted to draw the pencil lines with the fluidity of a brush while maintaining the actual lines.

I tried taping pencils together, but the lines were too far apart. Then I tried taping the individual leads together, but it was cumbersome and difficult to manage. So I decided to build what I wanted. And here it is: my PencilBrush.

pencilbrush top view

The PencilBrush has 23 pencil leads. Why 23? That's just how it worked out. The lead is held in place by a 3D-printed tray (see below) to ensure it stays organized and has some cushioning when the cap is tightened down. The tray also makes it easy to adjust the lead up or down or remove some to create different patterns.

I personally 3D print the PencilBrush lead trays. I'm constantly experimenting with tray designs, materials, and colors. The one that comes with your PencilBrush may be different from this photo; if it's different, it's because it's better.

I make the PencilBrush from wood, by hand, one-at-a-time, and when I have the available time. I am constantly evolving the design and features of the PencilBrush as I learn from using it and from user feedback.

Comes in a handmade box with the PencilBrush, two lead trays, and a lead sharpener. An initial set of 23 HB pencil leads (actually graphite) is also included. The PencilBrush is compatible with any 2mm pencil graphite, so you can use your preferred lead and/or hardness rating. There are no options (yet) to customize the brush options.

pencilbrush contents

I'm don't take backorders or reserve orders. Bookmark this page or the link below to see when new PencilBrushes are available. I'll try to announce newly available brushes on my mailing list. Please be patient with me. :-)


Available PencilBrushes

➔ Sold PencilBrushes 

Update August 2023:

PencilBrush inventory is sold out. I'm working on making more PencilBrushes in maple wood. I'm hoping they'll be available by early October. Bookmark this page for more updates.