Watch now (6 mins) | As long as I have been hanging out with artists, I have been hearing the conversations about finding a good white pen to use for lettering over darker colors, for adding highlights to paintings, to white out small mistakes and add special effects.
This is so interesting. I tried a chalk marker a while back but it seemed to wipe off. Now I'm thinking it was just a brand problem. So I'm going to try again with this brand. The white marker/ pen conundrum is truly a challenge so I am excited that this might be the solution! While you have made the point that the water soluble nature can be a plus for highlights it is also something I have to remember so I don't paint over my perfect letters.🤪
Thanks Jessica! We’re these purchased locally/in person or online?
I'm wondering if the chalk pen would stand a coat of Dorlan's wax medium? I think it would wipe off.
Thanks for this, Jessica. Do you find that these dry out "quickly" (or relatively so)? I've used a variety of white pens for lettering, accents and highlighting with my watercolor sketchbook but when I go back to use them a few weeks later, they're often dead/dried up (even though capped carefully and well). You live in a dry environment so I'm guessing your experience with them will be true proof if they don't dry up too easily!