Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Saturday, April 13, 2013

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

I chortled in my joy!

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...

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