The Winsor & Newton BrushMarker provides the ultimate in precise and flexible line control, adding versatility to your drawing and illustration practice. The 72-colour rich range is highly blendable and offers print quality, streak-free coverage.
- 72 colour ranging from subtle pastels to bold, vibrant hues
- Blend-friendly, with malleable, alcohol-based, translucent ink
- Twin-tipped, with a broad chisel nib and brush nib
- High quality nibs for print-quality, streak-free coverage
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To successfully achieve a blend you can lay down some blender ink before working on the area, but this is down to individual preference. To blend two colours you need to work quickly, keeping the ink wet and continue to work the area. The ink will appear more evenly blended when dry as the alcohol evaporates. This technique takes practice; try on scraps of discarded paper before going to your finished design.
What is the difference between water-based and alcohol-based markers?
Water-based ink is lightfast and acid-free which is perfect for archival projects such as scrapbooking. They are also easily manipulated with water. You can use a water-filled brush pen to blend and add washes to your artwork. Alcohol-based inks provide a vibrant, streak-free flat finish and can be applied to a diverse range of materials.
How do I stop my inked lines bleeding into my coloured work?
If you're using alcohol markers you need to make sure you are using a water-based fine liner. Ensure your line work is completely dry before adding colour. For best results, try heat setting your line work before colouring.
The ProMarker features a fine nib and a chisel nib and the BrushMarker features a brush nib and a chisel nib. One can achieve very different effects with the fine nib (great for very fine details) and the brush nib (very fluid flexible lines of different width). ProMarker comes in 148 colours whilst BrushMarker is available in 72 colours. There are 11 colours in the BrushMarker range that are not available in the ProMarker range. ProMarker and BrushMarker have the same ink formulation, and therefore they are very easy to use in conjunction with one another.
Can I use BrushMarkers on surfaces other than paper?
The alcohol-based ink is permanent and extremely quick drying. This means BrushMarker colour can be applied to a range of surfaces including card, glass, wood, plastic, etc. When applying BrushMarker to a textured or porous surface like bare wood or textile, the ink will bleed outwards slightly, so make allowance for this when working close to the edges.
How do I need to store my BrushMarkers?
Alcohol-based markers such as BrushMarkers can be stored either horizontally or vertically.