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Old 10-17-2019, 08:47 PM
ThomasStanfordArt ThomasStanfordArt is offline
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The Blotch


I've been using Sakura Pigma Micron pens on Bristol 500 series Vellum for my fine art drawings.

I've noticed when I use the pigma brush to cover large areas of black and then blend into lighter areas using the pens, there forms a distinct difference in the inks. There are then glaring blotches evidencing the inconsistency between brush work and pen work, and it severely hinders the aesthetic. I tried spray fixative and reworking, but the inconsistencies remain.

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Old 10-17-2019, 08:56 PM
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Old 10-18-2019, 06:25 PM
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I fear you are expecting too much subtlety from these pens or any make of fine liner/brush pen combination.
A "Unipin" brush/pen will go as close as it is possible to get the effects you are trying to achieve but only using a smooth Bristol a vellum Bristol board will seriously hamper your objectives here regardless of pen type.
Ultimately though, I think the use of traditional pens & ink is what will get you to where you want to go.
Another possible route might be to use marker paper but that is not suitable for any original work of course.

PS. I've just noticed you are using a different make of pen & brush
That is the very place to start ! use the same ink, black ink has more variation in it than ANY other colour to say nothing of different manufacturers chemical mixes.

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Old 10-19-2019, 12:06 PM
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I certainly cannot add anything to Mike's suggestions and comment - so all I can say is 'Welcome to the forum'! .... and it will be good to see your work here!
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