Sunday, 1 October 2017

Markers

I was given a set of these Bic Soft Grip Permanent Markers a few days ago by someone who was having a clear out. I don't use markers that often and thought I might give them to my daughter, but the bright colours drew me in. (Pardon the Pun).

I opened the packet and was immediately impressed by the wide selection of colours - from pale yellows and pinks to bold purples and dark blues. The markers are comfortable to hold and they feel nice in the hand

I quickly drew a flower (yes, I know, another flower. I really can't help myself), and began colouring it in. The ink went on smoothly and there  were no overly streaky lines.  
I was using 170gsm cartridge paper and, as you can see from the image on the right, the ink did bleed through. That's normal with this type of marker, but if I was using them in a colouring book I'd definitely place a piece of card behind  the page I'd be working on. 

I'm no expert when it comes to  markers but I have no qualms recommending anyone to get a set. They are probably not as good as many of the more expensive 'copic' type markers, but for me they work just fine. I'll be holding on to them for a while longer. I'll have to hide them from my daughter though; she just loves markers.

Here's the flower I drew and coloured in. Not too bad for my first attempt using markers since my schooldays. 





I used Petal Pink for the petals, Polynesian Purple for the darker shadow areas and Plumtastic Purple for the little nooks and crannies. For the leaves I used Key Lime and For Ever Green.



     

6 comments:

  1. What a lovely present you got there! I have a similar set from another brand, and I love them. Enjoy your Sunday, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie-Jael, for commenting. I don't use markers that often, but I'll be keeping these ones to hand.

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    1. Hi, Christine. Thank you for commenting. Hope my post helps.

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  3. great markers and the flower is very nice painted in order to!
    Happy week
    Elke

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    1. Thank you, Elke, for your kind comment. They are great markers.

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