Bruynzeel Fineliner/Brush Pens 

Featured In / November 2021 ScrawlrBox

We realise you may have never seen or used products like this before so we have put together a few hints, tips and techniques to test out and get the best from these supplies.

set of pens but two! Each set is a collection of complimenting colours. These sets are perfect for urban sketching, hand lettering, bullet journalling, brush lettering and drawing. Each of these pens is dual tipped with a brush tip for varied thickness line making and a 0.4mm durable fine nib for precise detailing. These pens contain a water-based ink so you can reactivate them with water or create washes and blends with a little water and a brush.
Test it out.

Things To Try...

~ Bruynzeel Fineliner/Brush pens allow for thin and thick lines, its all about the amount of pressure you put on the pen. A lighter pressure will create finer lines, the harder you press the thicker and more intense line work will be created.

~ Create visual interest with cross hatching, squiggles, dots and circles… mix it up!

~ As the smaller nib matches the brush side, you can use the smaller end to fill in more detailed bits while keeping the colour consistent.

~ They are also water based ink so you can have some fun by getting a paint brush involved! A couple of suggestions:
1. Lay the ink down on the page then sweep over a damp damp paint to blend out the colour.
2. Create a wash. Scribble on a palette first for some ink to work with, then use a wet brush to soften the colour, perfect for creating backgrounds.

~ The ultra fine nib on this POSCA marker make it ideal for adding in those intricate details with ease and control.

~ The paint inside the POSCA marker has a smooth, opaque coverage so you can easily go over darker areas- whether this is to cover a mistake (they happen) or for adding add highlights.

~ The ultra fine nib also makes it ideal for adding in intricate details with ease and control.

~ POSCA pens apply like acrylic paint, but they are water based. So, like the brush pens, keep that paint brush handy to experiment with.

~ In contrast, the Faber Castell Ecco Fineliner is a permanent marker. So any water added to the page while experimenting won’t distrubt those marks made. 

Artist Advice 

Aakanksha Bhalerao

I enjoy drawing florals a lot and the featured artwork is inspired from lilies! I sketched out my subject first and then decided to add details to the flowers and leaves with a fineliner. Drawing lines of varied thickness keeps the work interesting! I felt there was still something missing and so I added abstract swirls in the background. Then, because this piece is so detailed, I coloured the lilies to make them pop! One tip would be to add shadows to give some depth and layers to your artwork. I hope you use these tips and you enjoy exploring these supplies.

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