You can use the Water Colour Marker to draw, just as you would with a regular marker pen. The transformation occurs when you apply water to what has been drawn, turning it into a water colour painting. The sooner water is applied, the better the resulting washes. You can then blend the colours just as you would with traditional forms of water colour.
Yes! Winsor & Newton Water Colour Markers can be used with water colour paint. Feel free to blend as you please with paint from tubes, pans, and / or Professional Water Colour Sticks to create a variety of washes and effects.
As for water colour mediums, the same principle applies: you can mix the Water Colour Markers with mediums on a palette or on paper.
Winsor & Newton Water Colour Markers should be used on water colour paper, as their blending ability will vary according to the specification of the paper used. Different water colour papers will lead to different effects and levels of blending, but we would recommend using them with Bockingford watercolour paper.
The Water Colour Marker nibs are very easy to clean – simply write on a piece of paper to remove any dirt. If you get water colour paint on your nib, just remove it with a damp cloth. The nibs should last as long as the marker colour, but to preserve them over time, replace the caps immediately after use. If your nib has dried out, you may re-wet it using a damp cloth.
You can mix the Water Colour Markers together, or with traditional forms of water colour, directly on paper on a palette. The paint from the markers does dry quite quickly – in an average of less than a minute – and though the paint can be re-wet, its ability to be re-solubilized will vary slightly based on the colour and / or paper used. Don’t shy away from experimenting with different combinations and blending techniques to see what will best work for your practice.