Ecco Pigment – Faber-Castell

I recently stumbled upon Faber-Castell’s Ecco Pigment Pens. My favourite is 0.05 . Just like the Pitt Artist Pens, they are waterproof and have maximum lightfastness.

It is incredible how small you can draw with the 0.05 – that is why I like the pen so much.  In the following pics I have added some coins for size comparison. (coins: 2 Czech Koruna, 20 pence, one dime & one cent)

Culture Hustle – Potions and Powders

Manufacturer: Culture Hustle

Culture Hustle is a cruelty-free company and all its products are vegan-friendly.

Products: 

  • Powders: powder paints; fluorescent, vibrant, you can mix them with water,  acrylic medium or linseed oil
  • Potions : acrylic paints; very opaque, very lightfast, archival, and they are scented

https://culturehustle.com

Source: Mail contact

 

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:

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Cheers,    Anja (Ansho)

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Finetec Perlcolors/ Perlglanzfarben

Manufacturer: Finetec 

Finetec Perlcolors/ Perlglanzfarben

 

http://www.finetec-mica.de/?setlang=en

http://www.coliro.de/index.php?language=EN&refID=999&MODsid=6fa57tafkj1v6ctfipm7pu7i17

Source: Mail Contact

Coliro : „Alle Inhaltsstoffe der Perlglanzfarben sind frei von tierischen Bestandteilen und sind nach Angaben unserer Zulieferer der Inhaltsstoffe vegan und frei von Tierversuchen. Die Farben bestehen nur aus Mica (ein Pigment aus Stein gewonnen), Gummi Arabicum (ein rein pflanzlicher Bestandteil), und winzigen Mengen von Hilfsstoffen, die nach Herstellerangaben vegan sind. Im Herstellprozess selbst werden auch keine tierischen Hilfsmittel verwendet.“

Translation:
Coliro: All materials used in Pearl Colors are free of animal components/derivatives and according to our ingredients suppliers vegan friendly and cruelty free. The colors consist only of mica (pigment made out of stone), Gum Arabic (purely plant based), and small amounts of additives, which are vegan according to the manufacturer. No animal derived
additives are used in the manufacturing process.