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    Looking for WATERCOLOR PEN recommendations...

    Greetings,

    About a year or so ago my eldest daughter began using Copic markers and is really doing some nice work. She has recently expressed some interest in watercolor pens as well.

    Does anyone have any experience? Any recommendations?

    My very limited research has it narrowed to:
    Nightscape
    Kuretake
    Touch Twin
    Akashiya Sai
    Winsor and Newton

    Thanks for any suggestions and other knowledge drops.
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    Pentel or Kuretake are 2 you could go for.

    I only use the alcohol based (Copic or Neopiko) but all of my friends who use watercolors always go for those 2 brands.

    Also, a bit diferent, do a small search for the watercolor pencils.... she might like them too. Prismacolor is the brand for those.
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    For the refillable ones, they're pretty much all the same. Just make sure the brush hair is decent. Squirrel hair, Sabeline, and Taklon synthetic (which is what mine uses) are usually the best for watercolor.

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    I ended up getting her a set of 60 Kuretake's - Zig Clean Color. Not a huge investment - we'll see how she like's them in a couple days.
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    Yep... those things are expensive, but its quality is really good.

    As for paper, not sure what's in the States but I use this brand:


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    Interesting - I haven't seen that. I bought her 140 weight from Strathmore. She likes the 90 lb mixed media for her copics so I think this 140 should serve her well w/watercolors.
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    Yeah I use 140 from Strathmore. It's great. And there's no bleed through so you can use both sides when practicing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjmjr25 View Post
    Interesting - I haven't seen that. I bought her 140 weight from Strathmore. She likes the 90 lb mixed media for her copics so I think this 140 should serve her well w/watercolors.
    The one I use has 80lb/160g. For alcohol pen like Copic/Neopiko works pretty fine, it does not trespass to the other side of the sheet and it's not really a rough one.
    For instance, this one:


    From the other side it looks like this, and no ink marks on the next sheet:

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    thanks for being a good...no, great parent, mhrhrmrmrmrhm,r.

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    Hoy did it go Mj? =)
    Did your daughter like those kuretake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren-chan View Post
    Hoy did it go Mj? =)
    Did your daughter like those kuretake?
    She did, yeah. Thanks for asking. I'll post up a couple pics she's done later tonight.
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    Cool!

    I got a bday drawing to do during this week, gotta get some use for those expensive markers
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    Now I'm a bit curious to see how did it go

    I did this with the Neopiko alcohol markers:



    I still suck a lot using them...
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    Ren-chan,
    Nice drawing!
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