I was watching a demonstration of an artist doing a pen and watercolor of a gorgeous building. Instead of using a waterproof pen for the initial drawing, she used one of these.
Many people buy these and use them simply as pens. Not I, said the fly. These are water-soluble, making for beautiful effects once water is applied. In today’s post, I used the brown pen for my drawing and went back in with a bit of water. On the rose, I added a touch of red from my travel palette to the flower and a bit of green to the leaves. In the vase and flowers (sorry it’s crooked, I do all my art journal stuff on my lap in front of the TV), I added water only. And I actually love it with no other color at all. What do you think?
For the flowers in yesterday’s post, I drew them in pen, went back with water to blur the lines a bit – then once the ink dries, it is apparently set. Went back in with watercolor paint on top. The underdrawing didn’t move. Just gave a very cool effect to the flower as a whole.
Just wanted to share this with all of you, since these pens are a steal at Blick and elsewhere. Maybe it’s just me – but I love the effect it gives! Peace and happy Tuesday to all of you. Enjoy!