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Old 08-08-2019, 04:50 PM
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Erasable Mechanical Colored Pencil sketches vs. Col-erase under markers?

Which erasable colored pencil works best for preliminary sketches under alcohol markers: Pentel Color Eno Neox Mechanical pencil lead or PrismaColor Col-erase pencils?

I was curious if one of these colored lead types was better or worse than the other for the under sketch. Alcohol markers may dissolve the lead differently leading to either good or bad things on the final marker drawings.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:41 AM
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Re: Erasable Mechanical Colored Pencil sketches vs. Col-erase under markers?

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I'm not sure, just finishing Sketchbook Skool's colored pencil classes. This topic was not covered in there so I really do not know. I'd think alcohol based markers might dissolve anything that is underneath them. You might do a test sketch on a paper scrap and see. You might need to fixative spray a CP sketch first.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:34 PM
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Re: Erasable Mechanical Colored Pencil sketches vs. Col-erase under markers?

Thanks for the response. I ordered the Pilot Color Eno Neox to give it a try. JetPens.com rated this lead as one of the best erasable colored leads. Other blog posts rated the Pilot Color Eno Neox as being an improvement over the original Pilot Color Eno lead in terms of fading and lead strength.

I had seen The FrugalCrafter using the PrismaColor Col-Erase pencils to do a preliminary color sketch. The erasable pencils made it easier to correct mistakes. Then Lindsay colored and shaded with alcohol markers. The color sketch lines don't stand out on the finished drawing - unlike graphite or pen lines. I liked the look but prefer drawing with mechanical pencils or lead holders.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:24 PM
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Re: Erasable Mechanical Colored Pencil sketches vs. Col-erase under markers?

I tried the Pilot Color Eno Neox mechanical pencils from Amazon. A quick test sketch with the inexpensive Bic Alcohol Markers turned up no problems with using markers over the colored lead. The lead color "disappears" into the marker ink. i.e. The light color lead is covered easily by the alcohol marker ink so that the lead lines are not noticeable.

On the plus side the Pilot Color Eno Neox lead erases very easily and cleanly if needed. The Pilot leads are rather light especially the yellow - that can be both a pro and a con. The leads can blend at least a little. Multiple layers can lead to darker shades. The Pilot colored lead works well for light preliminary sketches under color alcohol markers.

If darker more visible lines are needed the PrismaColor Col-Erase pencils may be a better choice.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:49 PM
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Re: Erasable Mechanical Colored Pencil sketches vs. Col-erase under markers?

Thanks for the follow-up on what worked! I haven't used these products.
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