I really should start an art blog called "Cheapskate Art". I'm on the lookout for cheap materials that work for my drawing. With a tight budget I can't often spend lots of money on art materials. I've been looking for a good waterproof drawing pen that I can use watercolors with without the ink running all over.
Today I purchased two different types of Sharpies. They are "water resistant". I was looking for the word "waterproof", but these were cheap so I took a chance!
Here's the result after drawing a little lion-man face. (Don't know where THAT came from. Just started doodling.) Then I slopped on some watercolor and TA-DAH! The ink stayed put!
The Sharpies do bleed through slightly. At least the heavier one that I used for the facial features.
But that's okay with me. I usually only use one side of the page when I use watercolors because this is a sketchbook and the paper gets sort of wavy anyway.
These are the pens I used. The ultrafine one is a marker and the fine one is a pen. Hence, the ultrafine lines are actually heavier than the fine ones. I wasn't aware of the differences in Sharpie's markers and pens. Now I know.
I think the pens will deliver a nicer line, but they kind of scratch over the surface of the paper. Will they wear out quickly? My quest continues!
Happy artmaking on the cheap!
Shalom for now...