Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Brush Pen Markers: Are they really comparable to watercolors?

I have been trying out new art media each month for several months now, and this month was all about the brush pens that are cropping up everywhere. Many are marketed as “watercolor” pens, and they are, technically, watercolor in the sense of water-based dye or ink. I wanted to try a few to see how they compare to actual watercolor. Spoiler: there really is no comparison, but these pens are still worth trying.

Products I am reviewing: Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Spreey Brush Pens, and GenCrafts Watercolor Brush Pens.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Budget- Friendly Watercolor and Mixed Media Papers, Part II: Canson XL

I use a lot of Canson papers, but this entry will focus on the heavier watercolor and mixed media papers that allow wet media. I have acquired some new media since my last post, so I will be testing and discussing these new goodies, which include watercolor brush markers and alcohol markers from different brands. Reviews for these items will be the subjects of future posts.