Here’s the second attempt on blending using an acrylic block. I never thought this would be so much fun to do and to practice!
Blending with Acrylic Block
It has been more than a month since I obtained an acrylic block. I got mine for an affordable price at around Php 60 (around $1) for one piece. It’s a square shaped block. There are other options and dimensions. I chose the smallest one since I just need something to practice with and something new to try.
Using Marvy Uchida Le Plume II brush pens are really so convenient! I never knew that these were blendable, I just followed my instinct to try blending two colors and the rest is history!
These Le Plume II may be bought at National Bookstore branches. They have a stand for Marvy Uchida products. The brush pens may be placed near the drawing pens and the calligraphy pens (broad tips). When I last bought one, it cost Php 99.75 per pen (roughly $2 each) and are very durable.
Realizations in Blending
I’ll be breaking it down into bullets so it would be easier to read and remember. This is what I realized in using Marvy Uchida Le Plume II brush pens.
- In blending, use the darker color to write on the block. Make sure that there’s some ink there.
- With the lighter color, use the pen (with the lighter color) to lightly touch the darker ink on the block.
- After which, try writing it. If you don’t like the combination or do not know which colors go along, you may always refer to the color wheel.
- Lastly, feel free to experiment with various pens and colors! I only have tried blending with Le Plume II. With the Tombow pens, I used a blender. (Soon, I’ll try to create another video using those.)
Remember, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Feel free to do experiments whenever you please!
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