Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Dual Marker
Featured In / September '22 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.
These high quality Pitt Artist Dual Markers come with a versatile broadbrush nib to cover larger areas and a 0.8 metal encased fineliner nibfor more detailed drawings and outlines, making these ideal forvast coverage and detailed illustration. They feature pigmentedwaster based india ink that is acid-free and pH Neutral which becomepermanent once dry. They have a transparent finish making them perfectfor building and layering for more intensity. Pitt Artist pens have unsurpassed light- fastness and the individual colours are marked with an asterisk-based code.
Things To Try...
~ Faber-Castell PITT Pens feature a water based India ink which is slightly transparent, much like watercolours.
~ Compressing. Experiment with building up layers of ink for intensity, shading and tone variation created by repeated laydowns of the same colour.
~ Avoid ink pooling by waiting for each layer to dry before going back over it.
~ Mixing. You can mix the ink on a palette to create some brilliant colour mixtures and bright colour shades. Grab a palette to scribble on and wet paint brush to mix your colours together.
~ Washes. While you’ve got your paint brush handy, you can add a little water to blend the ink out for some delicate washes- either on the page or on a palette. Just make sure you work quickly! Once these inks dry they’re permanent.
~ Because these inks are permanent once fully dry, you can draw or paint over them with other wet mediums for mixed media work without interfering with the layer underneath.
~ The ink can be smeared and smudged while wet to create textures to your drawings. Use your fingers tips, a sponge or even a paint brush.
~ Make some marks! Play around with line weight, the angle you hold the pen and the pressure to create some visual interest. Using a combination of smaller and larger line strokes adds a nice detail when outlining your work.
~ The Dark Sepia marker makes a lovely, muted alternative to black for outlining your work. It’s dark enough to emphasise features and layers over the lighter colours with ease.
~ PITT pens are best stored horizontally as this keeps the pigments in the ink evenly distributed. Storing your pens vertically will cause the pigments to pool in the end of the pen that is facing down. This can cause problems with ink flow, and can disrupt usage.