Day 1: White Prismacolor Pencil
Day 2: White Gel Pen
Today's tool...White Out Pen
This little beauty has become a staple of my sketching kit. My favorite brand is BIC and these are available at Target, Wal-Mart and office supply stores.
Here's why I love it...
1. Completely opaque line which you can apply to any surface and on top of any media.
2. Easily fills in large, solid areas of white.
3. Easily creates a bold, thick line.
5. Very sturdy and long lasting. There's plenty of white out in every pen.
Things to watch out for...
1. Difficult to achieve a consistent line width. Keep in mind this pen was not made for drawing.
2. There's a bit of a learning curve because you've got to squeeze the pen as you're drawing with it in order to keep the whiteout flowing.
Here's a few examples of how I use the Whiteout pen in my sketches.
Here is I used it loosely in conjunction with white Prismacolor pencil to create the appearance of snow.
Here I used the gel pen to create the white outline as a graphic element.
Thanks for joining me in this 3-Part Series. I hope it was helpful and fun. As always feel free to shoot me a comment or email if you have any questions. Thanks again to Blake for writing in with a question about these tools and inspiring this series.
I'd love to hear from you if you've tried these techniques or if you've got any fun suggestions for new tools to use!