Within the fine stainless steel nib is a fibre-tip. The fibre-tip needs to be charged with ink by pressing it down onto a surface and then releasing it. Repeating the process allows you to charge the nib with the amount of ink you want to work with. Charging it once of twice will allow for well defined lines (depending on the surface) and charging it a number of times will release a pool of ink. The pool of ink can be manipulated on the surface by blowing it or spraying with water to make it spread or blend with another colour.
Artist Carne Griffiths used the Graphik Line Painters to their full potential in his intricate mixed media paintings.
Summon by Carne Griffiths
Carne uses the Graphik Line Painters in a variety of ways. He draws directly onto the paper for fine line detail but also enjoys the freedom of the flowing ink created by charging the nib. He blows blobs of paint across the surface to spread the colour or blend it with another, or flicks the pen nib to splatter ink across the paper. Carne also uses a Derwent Water Brush to help move the colours around and make them 'bleed' once they have been applied.
Carne's work perfectly illustrates the vibrancy and versatility of the Derwent Graphik Line Painters on paper. The samples below show how the pen performs on other substrates.
The above photos show pen marks on a loosely woven cotton fabric treated with size. The marks are clear and there is little bleed. The image on the right demonstrates the opaqueness of the ink; the colours from below do not show through the second application of ink.
Derwent Graphik Line Painters are available in a range of 20 gorgeous colours or in choice of 4 pen sets containing 5 pens of different colour combinations. Visit the website www.georgeweil.com to browse these products.