How to use Arteza Brush Pens


Art is all around us. Whenever we look around, our imagination is awakened by colours and landscapes that the nature has to offer us. When you start creating your own art work, whether it is manga comics or mandalas, you want to put your emotions on paper. These set of arteza markers help us in reproducing the smallest details on paper.

How do you use Arteza real brush pens?

These arteza brush pens work differently on a dry surface and on a wet surface. You get bright, saturated hues and uniform colour when you use them on dry surfaces. This technique can be used on the paintings that you kept for drying. The effect is softer and subtler when used on pre-moistened paper. Many effects can be achieved when you apply them directly to pre-moistened paper.  You can try this when you want illusion of colour and no hard edges.

How to use Arteza Brush Pens

How do you fill arteza water brush pen?

You can start with some basic exercises to familiarize yourself with the markers. You can try making simple thin and thick lines as they will allow you to feel the flexibility of the tip. You will also come to know about the pressure you will have to exert on the sheet as per the intensity of the colour you want to give to your drawings. Once you define the intensity of the stroke, you can create the shades full of colour depending on the desired effect. This feature of the brush pen will give character to your drawings.

How do you use a water colour brush pen?

Water colour brush pen can be an addition to your toolkit if you are someone who really loves drawing, colouring and painting. These pens have excellent precision and control with the vibrant colours and smooth brush tops.

  1. Buy water colour brush pen

These water colour brush pens can be found at any local store and online as well. Look for the exciting colour palette and also make sure that it comes with a refillable clear water pen.

  • You will have to unscrew the top of these pens and fill it with water as they usually come empty.
  • These brush pens resemble a paint brush because they have moist tips. You will as if you are making a water colour painting with these pens as they are very easy to use and control.
  • You can get the feel of how these pens work by using them on a tracing paper as they offer a nice, smooth surface.


  1. Choose heavy-weight and smooth paper

As these brushes are very wet medium, you will have to think about the paper you want to use. A paper that is heavyweight with smooth surface will be the right one for the brush pen art. The pen will not leak because of the weight of the paper. The smooth surface of the paper will make the brush pen drawings look nice.

  • A paper with a rough surface may also work depending on the look you want but it may wear out the brushes on pens more quickly.
  • When working with these pens, a sturdy cardstock will be a great choice.
  • These pens can also be used on a high-quality colouring book with thick pages.


  1. Make an outline of a basic shape.

You can start out simple by drawing one half of a rectangle, leaving it open and not finishing it. Keep light and even pressure on the tip of the brush as you use these brush pens for drawing.

  • This technique can be used with a lot of basic shapes.
  • To save the ink of the water colour, start with a small shape.


  1. Fill in the shape with the clear water paint.

Do not wait for the ink to dry. On the inside of one of the lines, apply the clear water pen. To get the effect of a little shade that the water colour paint provides, first move the brush towards the inside of the shape.

  • To complete your shape, continue pulling the coloured ink with the clear pen.

How do you use water colour brush pens for beginners?

Fill the water tank and screw the tip of the brush to start using this water colour pen. You need to press the tank for controlling the flow of ink or water. It does not create any mess and it is ideal for beginners. You can also use it on the go when you do not want to use water.

The techniques of painting with water colour

There are different Brush pen techniques. These water colour marker techniques identify a specific style and an artistic current, ancient, modern. It is advised to try out different techniques and find the best one which allows you to express yourself in a natural way.

  • Wet on dry

It is very clear from the definition that there are two components in the brush. These components are wet and dry. The wet one is the brush and the dry part is the sheet. It is advised to watch water colour brush pen tutorial to study these water colours.

After preparing the colour in palette, mix it with water. You can now start spreading it on a dry sheet. It is important to use the water according to the weight of paper as it can cause wrinkling.

  • Wet on wet

There is one more technique called wet on wet. In this technique, we have to spread a layer of water on the sheet using the brush. In this, we highlight the part of the drawing which we are about to paint.

It is a more complicated technique as compared to wet on dry. It will be suitable for you if you are a little more experienced. It is not that easy to control the colour and make it go in direction we want. The colour between the bristles of the brush begins to spread in the humid area as soon as it comes in contact with water on the sheet.



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