Arteza Watercolor Pens no-line watercoloring

Hey there everyone, today I want to talk to you about watercolor markers and a quick and easy way to get artful results. I had been wanting to try out the Arteza Watercolor brush pens because they had some very different colors from the zigs and the brush was not only a different size but much bigger, I was thinking that it could do more washes, and maybe even act more like a loaded paintbrush. I was not disappointed. In making the card below I really gave the pens a workout and in the accompanying video I talk to you about the differences between the two pens and show you some easy techniques to get really painterly results.

I also tried out their water brushes because they were so reasonable and they have a very nice feature that only they have as far as I know. To start the card I cut two pieces of watercolor paper down into two strips one for the nasturtiums that was hot press paper and a rougher cold press one for the background wash so it would have even more texture.

I stamped the Hero Arts nasturtium in soft olive ink on the hot press and watercolored it with the Arteza Watercolor Real brush pens building up the color as I went. The wonderful thing about these pens is the super fine tip of the brush that widens to a nice fat base so you get more variation in your strokes and the transparency of the colors. they really act like watercolor used in combination with the water brushes.IMG_0338

Watch the video below for all of the details and the process I went through to get the textural background.

 

I hope this inspires you to try some no-line watercolor and some brush pens with a water brush to do some lovely but simple water coloring.


Let me know your thoughts!