I continued my experiments with my Kuretake Brush Pens. Above, I tried blending them according to the tips on Kuretake’s website. One was painting the lighter colour over the darker colour while the ink is still wet, which left a less gradient like effect. The other was to paint the tip of the brush pen with the darker colour and then paint on the paper, which yielded a much nicer gradient (see the brown to yellow swatch, the second one on the bottom row from the left).
I also experimented adding water to the ink on the paper.
Results are after the break.
Here are the results to my experiment with water. As you can see, the brightness of the ink remains, but they blend beautifully. They react the same way any other coloured ink would before it dries, like a much more pigmented watercolour. They can also be blended with water even after they’re allowed to dry for 3 days, although the blending is much less noticeable.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my 2 part review of these pens, they retail for about $3.00 per pen, depending on where you purchase them. I think I may have a few uses for these, and I hope to use them in upcoming pieces soon.
Happy Victoria Day!