My Cat Dreams in Blue Tea Pencil to Paint tutorial can be found here.
Artwork-Zebra Pen Metallic & Mildliner Brush Pen and Tea on Hahnemühle Britannia Cold Press Watercolor paper
Doodlewash prompt: Drinks.
Tired I was and I wanted to art, but I didn’t want to expend much effort on it. I had just finished drinking some Rooibos tea, so I decided to see what it would do on paper.
Not too much, as it turns out. Perhaps, if I let the bag steep longer … that’s my next experiment! The Britannia white paper turned a pinkish tan. I wanted some ‘mild’ colors to go with it.
I received some Zebra Pen Mildliner brush pens for my birthday. They’re actually double-ended pens with a bullet-tip at one end and a brush pen on the other. The colors are Mild Pink, Mild Yellow, Mild BlueGreen, Mild Blue, Mild Orange. They’re slightly fluorescent and I thought the colors would go well with the tea stain. I believe there are 15 colors altogether, but these are the five I have. They’ll be available in the U.S. in August.
The brush tip is the similar to the new metallic pens, which I love to pieces. You may have noticed with all the black paper drawings I’ve been doing with them. The mildliner tips seem a bit stiffer to me. They are slightly longer, so that may be the difference.
The Metallic nib is stained, but these brush pens are self-cleaning – that is if another color gets on them, you just scribble a bit on scrap paper, and the extra color comes off, though a stain may be left.
The trouble with Mildliners – whether the new brush tipped version or the highlighter version with bullet and chisel tip – is that they reactivate some inks. Even waterproof ones. For that reason, I did all Mildliner coloring first.
Oops! Almost forgot to scan the Mildliner stage. Luckily, I didn’t get too far with the Metallic brush pens before I remembered!
I didn’t have anything in mind, so I just colored in swirls and added some wording to try out the Mildliners.
The picture needed some darker values, so I grabbed a technical pen and striped and shaded. As I started to add more, I looked and thought ‘Ooh! Interesting half and half effect between darker above and lighter below.
So I left it as was.
A nice relaxing time spent doodling!
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Hahnemühle Britannia watercolor paper
The wonderful Zebra Pen Mildliner Brush Pens