Welcome back to the fourth and (for now) final installment of What I Used for Inktober! Today we’ll be looking at the Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in White, a gel pen that I like to use for accents, outlines, and highlights, like I did in the picture above! (I also added a blue background using a Promarker – but that’s a review for another day! 😛 )
When I committed to Inktober, I was worried about highlights. In digital art, it’s easy to add a white outline or highlights at the end of a painting – just make a new layer! But with markers? o~o Luckily, with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen, it’s easy to add highlights and finishing touches after the main shading! At about $5 USD for a set of 3, these pens are budget-friendly. . . and, I would say, well worth the price.
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Welcome back to the What I Used for Inktober series! Last week, we looked at the Prismacolor Premier 0.005 black pen for inking, and today we’re looking at Tombow Dual-Brush Pens. Which means we’re at my favorite part: Coloring! \(^o^)/
Last year, I wanted to try coloring with markers after seeing so many amazing marker paintings on the Web and so many amazing speedpaints on Youtube. As a beginner, though, I didn’t want to heavily invest in a huge set of markers or purchase the most expensive professional materials (looking at you, Copics!) – or not yet, at least. So I chose to try the water-based Tombow Dual-Brush Pens after hearing that they are a good brand and (luckily) were on sale at the time. Better yet, they were reported to be durable, self-cleaning, and even blend well. Sounds good, right?
Long story short, yes, they’re great! I like them a lot, though I’m also using other brands these days. Tombow markers do have a few downsides, mainly due to the nature of water-based markers; but the water-based vs alcohol-based debate is a post for another day. Let’s get started!
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