Tuesday 26 May 2015

The Results of Using Derwent's Blender Pens

  Back in January, I made a review of Derwent's blender pens. (Click this link if you'd like to see it. Don't worry. I'll wait here for you until you've finished reading it...)

  I loved the blender pens so much that for my April 2015 Giveaway, I chose them as the giveaway prize.

  It then occurred to me that I never showed a before and after photo of me using the blender pens... So without further ado, allow me to show you why I feel that these pens are magic and that every coloured pencil artist should have a set.

  This is a drawing of a bird that I've been working on in my sketchbook:
As you can see, the colours on the bird look rich and properly blended whereas the shades of brown on the tree stump look speckled and the colour of the paper is showing through.
Let's use the Derwent blender pens on the tree stump, shall we?
Voila! The speckling is almost completely gone.
I did not add any other layers of coloured pencils from the previous picture.
  The more layers of coloured pencils you put on the paper before using the blender pen, the richer the colours will be. I feel that right now, the tones on the tree stump aren't saturated enough. But you know what? I can always go over it again and add more layers, then use the blender pen again after. That's how I got the yellow on the bird to be able to fully cover the blue of the paper and still look so bright.

  The blender pen is amazing, I tell you. And I bought three sets just because I can't really tell when the pens will dry out, and I don't want to be stuck with not having one... I mostly use the thicker 4mm nib, but it's good to have the 2mm nib for finer details. The only complain that I have would be that I actually would want a thicker nib than the 4mm one for larger areas... But other than that, I highly recommend it. :)

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