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Offline cram

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Artists Pens??
« on: April 15, 2013, 10:02:07 PM »
I have heard mention in the past of some people using artists pens to add some of the finer detail to their figures. Have any of you done this?
I'm thinking that a blue pen would be handy for applying woad to ancient Celts. Also brown and blue pens could be used to add the pupils to eyes for example. But I don't know which pens to use exactly, and would you be able to gloss over the pen work?

Can anyone help on this please?

Offline MODman

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Re: Artists Pens??
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 10:47:19 PM »
i,ve used them for tattoos and even drawing hair, but i wash over or paint over in some cases to blend it in rather than leave it as the top coat, give it a whirl see how you get on

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Artists Pens??
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 01:48:27 AM »
I always use pens for my eyes, and also sometimes the eyebrows. I use Sakura Pigma - micron 005 pens.


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Offline cram

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Re: Artists Pens??
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 06:01:37 PM »
FramFramson have you glossed over your figure, after using these pens? I'm wondering if the ink stays put. Think I'll try them out anyway, many thanks.

Offline Svennn

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Re: Artists Pens??
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 06:06:03 PM »
Rotring and drawing inks
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Offline Plynkes

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Re: Artists Pens??
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 06:07:14 PM »
I tried pens, but found it wasn't any easier than using a paintbrush for eyes, so I went back to painting them. Didn't have any problem with the ink running or anything.
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Offline Mitch K

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Re: Artists Pens??
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 08:48:32 PM »
There's a thread in the "how to" section discussing this - there's plenty on there.
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Offline vikotnik

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Re: Artists Pens??
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 09:28:48 PM »
Rotring and drawing inks

Now that's old school...!  ;)

...and I use 'em too.
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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Artists Pens??
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 03:15:35 AM »
FramFramson have you glossed over your figure, after using these pens? I'm wondering if the ink stays put. Think I'll try them out anyway, many thanks.

No, I'm a horrible goon and don't seal my figures.

 

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