02 Apr What markers to choose for drawing?
Today I’m going to talk to you about the markers and you will detail the different characteristics of the markers for artists or to draw that one finds in the Beaux-Arts.
First, the name felt comes from the constitution of the tip of it. The tip of felt is originally made of felt, but today they are mostly made from synthetic fibers. The principle remains the same the tip is attached to a waterproof body filled with a colored liquid that will soak the felt and that will allow you to deposit the color on a support (almost all the time of the paper).
Calibrated tip felts:
The calibrated calibrated point markers have a specific gauge, it is indicated on the cap. Of course you have to be careful not to over-press so as not to lose the diameter of the template. Inside is permanent black ink from China that allows you to come back to work with color or watercolor for example without it drooling!
We recommend Pigma Micron calibrated point felts or UniPin calibrated felts
It is a bi-tip felt, with ink to water which is watercolor. It consists of a brush brush felt and a fine tip felt. Tombow felts are very elegant and very pleasant to work.
This is a Faber Castell Pitt felt is a pretty nervous and short brush felt, with a nice permanent Indian ink too. There is a superb range of colors available. There is also the wide PITT felt to have a much thicker tracing.
Promarker felt is a two-point felt with a beveled tip and another fine point. These are alcohol felts. This is special because the alcohol will evaporate, especially if you work on a non-absorbent medium such as the layer cardboard or paper rioult. Slowly evaporating alcohol will allow you to mix before everything is absorbed by the paper. It is therefore a felt pen very popular with graphic arts students and architects.
Other felts very popular in graphic art, pens and markers POSCA are made of acrylic paint is why there is a small mechanism inside to mix paint. It is a permanent ink and multi-media. So you will be able to work on wood, tiles, leather, glass … There is a wide range available with different sizes. Finally, last feature: POSCA markers are opaque.