I’ve been using Koi Coloring Pens as watercolor in my art journals.
The technique that I use with the Koi Coloring Pens:
- sketch the face with a pencil
- add the Koi Coloring Pen
- wash the ink with the waterbrush
- wait until dry
- erase any extra pencil
You don’t need very much ink from the pen to get a lot of color.
The pages that I am working on can’t take a lot of water or they will wrinkle a lot, so this technique of only wetting the ink a little works well. In the video you can see that I get a little bit of pilling from scrubbing the brush on the wet paper. You have do be gentle on non-watercolor paper.
You can also leave the pens unwashed as in this image:
These pens are a lot of fun to play with. How do you use them?