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.
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.