In this video I’ll be reviewing the Winsor and Newton Watercolor Brush marker as part of my Pen a Day Challenge. These are a super juicy brush pen with lots of beautiful colors and are different from the regular brush marker even though they do look pretty similar.
This marker comes with both a brush tip and a bullet tip. I like the bullet tip for monoline lettering, but it does seem to flatten a bit after some time.
You can see with the lettering using these markers that you can push pretty hard and get some really thick downstrokes, but they bounce back up for a nice thin upstroke.
This is another brush pen where that ombre effect can be really strong. It’s a very juicy marker, especially at the beginning. I have worn some of mine to where they’re not quite as vibrant, but that’s typically when I’ve used these pens over and over.
You can see with the swatches in the video above that the colors in these markers are very vibrant and beautiful!
When it comes to blending, these markers are bendable. With markers like this that take so long to dry, it can be a bit easier to go back and fill in or blend together the colors to be more subtle.
You can see in this green lettering that even after all of the time it took me to finish this lettering, it still was not completely dry. So if you are a lefty, just know that these take quite a bit of time to dry!
Because I don’t want to fray the brush tip of this brush pen, I don’t want to use them on actual watercolor paper. But here is another way you can use them on watercolor paper without risking ruining the tips. You simply color the marker onto a piece of ceramic or plastic and then use a waterbrush or a wet paintbrush and pick up the color that way.
I know I said it in an earlier video, but I’m not the greatest at blending colors together but I wanted to give you an example of how beautiful this process can look!
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