tip-to-tip: water-reservoir brush+watercolour crayons, sticks and co.

Instead of using watercolours in pans, you can use  watercolour pencils, sticks/gelatos and crayons  with a water-reservoir brush or stiffer regular brush, but in the way you would paint with pans.

Tip-to-tip transfer: Brush over your water-soluble crayon/stick etc. (use more strokes to intensify the colour) and then apply it onto the paper. Alternatively draw  with the crayon direcly on the edge of the paper or a separate paper and take the colour with the brush from there.

This way the colour application is much softer than drawing directly on the paper and going over the lines with a brush. You can colour a dainty little drawing or cover a DinA3 and larger paper with beautiful patterns.

If you don’t have a watercolour travel pan set, you can always take your pencils, crayons etc. and a water-reservoir brush pen. There will be no spills, it does not take up too much space and you have double the use out of the pencils. Using them with the brush and also drawing details directly with them.

It is also something different to go over the crayon/pencil with a wet brush than immersing the whole crayon/pencil tip in water, which can damage the lead.

I also went over a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pen with the water-reservoir brush to take colour and transfer to the paper. After drying the colour is going nowhere, because of the waterproof ink used in the pens.                                                                                                                                      Why would someone do this to an already brush shaped pen tip ? You can cover a bigger area this way than with the small, less flexible brush pen tip; you can gently glaze the paper and if your brush pens are older, you still get good use out of them without having to draw streaky (although I found it can make also nice effects).

Painting on wet paper with the laden brush  helps covering the paper surface quicker.

left side: tip-to-tip transfer, on wet surface; right side: paper-to-brush transfer+wet brush over applied colour

Cruelty-free companies offering vegan-friendly products:

This is a list of  cruelty-free companies and the vegan-friendly products they offer. If you don’t find the company you are looking for in this list, please enter the company name in the search box to see their status. If you still can’t find the specific company you are looking for, please let me know, so that I can contact them.

Cheers,    Anja (Ansho)

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Colors Of Nature – earth-friendly artist’s paint

Colors of Nature is an environmentally conscious, ethical, cruelty-free and 100% vegan company, producing and selling vegan art supplies only.

Colors of Nature Product Range:

  • Oil Paints and organic linseed oil
  • Encaustic Plant Wax Pucks
  • Brushes
  • Watercolour Paints
  • Crayons
  • Pastels
  • Pigments
  • Kids’ Watercolour Paint
  • Glass Mullers (designed and manufactured for Colors of Nature by artist Silvia Taylor)
  • Natural Brush Soap
  • empty paint tubes (e.g. you can store your own created colour blends)

http://www.colorsofnature.com

 

Source: Mail contact

vegan friendly products – Kuretake

 

Manufacturer: Kuretake

Update May 2018
Kuretake products can NOT be considered vegan-friendly.
As at first Kuretake representatives assured us, that their products are cruelty free, they later chose to inform us, that, due to the langauge-barrier, they are not able to understand what cruelty-free means or what animal-testing is. Despite claiming to have a look into this matter, no more awnsers were recieved from Kuretake.

Vegan friendly products:

-Kuretake Fude Pens, except the Fountain pen Shikatsuno series, the Fountain Brush pens have a brush tip made of animal hair

-ZIG Cartoonist Ink, except the Sumi Ink

-ZIG Kurecolor

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush

-ZIG Waterbrush H20

-Acrylista

-Gansai Tambi including the Pearlescent and Starry Colours

 

I am happy to finally share this information with you. The list is still incomplete, there will be additions over time.

 

Source: Mail contact

Synthetic Brushes by da Vinci

Brush Manufacturer: Defet

All pure synthetic da Vinci brushes are vegan friendly:

-Casaneo (watercolour brushes)

-Nova Synthetics,

-Spin Synthetics,

-Cosmotop Spin

-Cosmotop series 5040

-Effect Brushes and Pipe Overgrainers

-Vario Tip

-Top Acryl

-Grigio Synthetics

-College /Forte Acrylics

-Impasto Top Acryl II

-Junior Synthetics

-Forte Synthetics

-Forte Basic

-Fit for school and hobby

-Paint-finger

-Manolino

-Primo Synthetics

 

Source: Mail contact

http://www.davinci-defet.com/englisch/