In this article we will look at the acrylic markers Arteza and Guangna.
Why are acrylic markers a great tool for an artist?
Due to their acrylic base, acrylic markers adhere perfectly to any surface and have excellent coverage and color saturation. The markers are used for writing, drawing and decorating. The paint pump system is regulated by pressing the piston rod. Before the acrylic paint dries, it can be shaded on the surface, creating smooth transitions or mixed colors, after drying it creates a strong coating, thanks to which the paint is not washed off and is resistant to external influences.
Acrylic markers Arteza and Guangna – comparison
After working for some time drawing with these acrylic markers Arteza and Guangna , I decided to tell you about their characteristics, as the material is interesting and there is almost nothing written about it.
The main goal was to draw in a notebook with black pages, so that I don’t have to bother with paints every time I want to draw something. What can I say – the markers do their job one hundred percent, they are very bright and opaque, great for decorative work. Smooth transitions are also possible, but with a little trickery, about which below.
The markers themselves are quite large and heavy, which means they can be carried around, but only in one package. The lids close well and without problems and unexpectedly match the color of the marker quite exactly. There is a ball inside the marker, and to squeeze out the paint (and draw for the first time), you have to press down on the marker – be careful, there may be puddles on some colors.
To begin with I chose Acrylic markers Arteza and Guangna with a palette of 8 medium and light colors, because I was afraid that the dark colors would not be visible on the black paper. My fears were not fully justified, because in addition to the paper itself you can draw with markers one on top of the other, but here the brightness of the color does not matter much.
All in all, I hope to expand my palette a bit, especially to shades of blue, red, and green. My markers have a large tip, since I have a very large notebook format. But there are thinner options, choose based on your objectives and format.
The lighter the marker, the more likely you are to have to paint in the same spot twice or constantly squeeze out a new amount of paint. Markers work best on a smooth surface, because the felt tip is a little rough, and if you brush it in one spot often, you may get balls.
Perfect with anything: pencils, permanent markers, white gel pen, regular paints, and more. These markers will work just about anywhere you need a dense opaque stain. In addition to paper, you can draw on glass, wood, plastic, and anything else your imagination allows. I have several Acrylic markers Arteza and Guangna, personally I think Guangna is more opaque and matte.
I saw a mix of markers in one of the YouTube videos – you need a flexible synthetic brush and two markers. Apply the two colors side by side and, while the paint is wet, gently dab the edges with the brush. The closer the tone, the better the result.
- Excellent matt finish and hiding power
- Beautiful color palette
- Versatility of the drawing surface
- Convenient format
- Pretty quick drying time
- Bright areas have to be painted over twice
- A freshly painted area is easy to smear because it does not dry instantly, but over time
- Not suitable for naturalistic works, only for decorative techniques