HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT MARK AN ARTIST USED IN THEIR PAINTINGS?
I did. I would see a mark and wonder, what tool made that.
Or maybe you after this email, you will want to just try something totally different than you usually do!! I wanted to share with you Some of my Favorite Pens I love to use pens in my art. I use pens of all colors, nib sizes and nib styles.
I use pens to draw flowers, outline shapes, draw objects and designs on top of watercolors. I also use pens and markers to draw lines in my paintings that I will further fill in with paint. I add the pens and markers when the paint is dry, but each marker has its own special quality. I even sign my paintings with many of these pens. I like to have several types, sizes, colors, etc. on hand to grab when I feel inspired. There are some nibs that are almost brush like that provide a unique touch.
I thought I would share with you just a few of my favorite pens in case you are looking for some suggestions for your art projects!! I have also provided an Amazon link if you want ease in shopping. Click on the title of the pen and it will contain the link to my Amazon page where I list the things I use.
I have also added some paintings that I have used pens and tools on!! Scroll to the end for photos of paintings I used the pen in!!!!
If you have ANY questions let me know!!!
Uni Pin Fine line Drawing Pen. The quality is incredible, and they are rich in pigment. They come in following nib sizes: 0.05mm, 0.1mm, 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm, 0.6mm, 0.7mm, and 0.8mm. This link is for a set of 9 in all the nib sizes. I like to use them on top of watercolors to make flower type designs.
This water-based felt tipped pen gives a nice precise line and comes in different size nibs. This pen is archivable and dries quickly. It is waterproof, fade resistant and does not smear.
This pen has a long metal tip that is ideal for use with rulers. There are different tips and inexpensive. The pigment ink is indelible, lightfast, and waterproof. It-s also erasable when used on tracing paper and won-t bleed when highlighted.
This is probably my most used. The PITT artist pens contain pigmented India ink that is both archival and acid free. I love them because they are smudge proof and waterproof when dry. These are good for coloring in lines. You can get them in different colors like black, sepia and sanguine.
These are much better and flow smoother. I LOVE these. They are affordable and flow so well. They come in a barrel design with a rubber grip. The ink is acid free.
These are extra fine and full of pigment.
The ink in this brush style pen is fade and water resistant. This pen can be refilled. This brush like pen can be used to fill in feather like paintings. [A picture containing drawing Description automatically generated]
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Here is some paintings where I have used some of these pens.