Sakura Gelly Roll Pens Moonlight – A Quick Review

Drawing with Sakura Gelly Roll Pens – Moonlight


Like I mentioned in my previous post, I bought Sakura Gelly Roll pens in the ‘Moonlight’ variant for drawing on dark/black paper. There are other variants also in different finishes available in Gelly roll pens like Metallic Gel Ink pen Glossy Ink pens to name a few. However, I haven’t tried any of those.

Coming back to this, here is a quick review about these pens.

About Sakura Gelly Roll Pens – Moonlight

Paint like effect. Luminous in Daylight. Glows under UV light.

  • It gives a matte finish
  • 10 pens – out of which 5 are florescent
  • Supposedly glows in UV light
  • Can be used on both dark and light paper

Price I bought it at a stationery store for 400 INR. However, on Amazon it is for about 450 INR. So you can expect to pay around 400-450 INR for these pens

My Experience Sakura Gelly Roll Pens – Moonlight

Even though I bought these pens a couple of weeks back, I could put them to use only a few days ago. So to try it out, I decided to draw a Mandala on black paper. I loved the smoothness of the pens. Makes it a delight to draw with. It is like painting with a pen. And that brings us to the fact that it does take a minute or two to dry. So if you’re not careful enough, you might end up smudging the ink as you’re drawing. It dries with a matte finish. Also, the tip is quite thick so it doesn’t make it the ideal pen for very intricate drawing.

This is how it looks on white and black paper:

What I loved about these pens

  • Smoothly flowing ink – makes it a delight to draw with
  • Opaque ink – makes it ideal for drawing on black/dark paper.
  • Vibrant colours that pop out on black paper
  • No bleed-through or feathering

What I did not like about these pens

  • There is no white colored pen in this set. I had to buy it separately
  • It takes about a minute or so for the ink to dry. If you’re not careful, you might accidentally smudge the ink.
  • The tip is quite thick – so not recommended for very intricate drawings

To sum it up, the colors definitely look stunning on black paper and I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for something to draw on black!

Click here to buy it on Amazon


6 thoughts on “Sakura Gelly Roll Pens Moonlight – A Quick Review

  1. I love the pastel tone of the pens! I remember using Sakura Gelly pens when I was in middle school without knowing the global popularity of these pens…

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