Using Acrylic Inks, Markers, and Gel Pens on Watercolor Canvas to paint a Cat Painting


I’m still in the throes of a paint pen and acrylic marker obsession...okay, obsessed with acrylic inks, too. I’m loving that these super portable media mimic wet watercolor for me. 



You can see the materials I’m using in these paintings-on-the-go in the photo above: Daler Rowney acrylic ink, Liquitex acrylic ink, a Gelly Roll archival gel pen, water brushes (found in the calligraphy section and sometimes filled with acrylic ink instead of water), Tombow watercolor marker brushes, Montana acrylic markers, and a small spray bottle. I’m not endorsing any of these products,I’m just testing them out and will let you know which ones end up as my favorites. 



Most important (to me): I’m working on water color canvas panel. The brand is Master’s Touch, Hobby Lobby’s  house brand, and the canvas used to wrap the panels is super fine. It feels like painting on paper, with just the right absorbency. Honestly, I’m tempted to hoard these panels in case they ever discontinue them!

I’ll post more about how I’m using these materials to do a new version of wet watercolor, but for now here’s a link to a “fast painting” YouTube I made as I painted my cat using markers, water brushes, acrylic ink and gel pens.


Thanks for your interest  in my art,you guys!

You can see some clearance paintings for sale on ebay here; and check here to see my Etsy sketchroom site, with digital downloads of painted photographs, sketches and more to come. Incidentally, my youtube art videos are here.