Mini Art Haul || Testing the Arteza Real Brush Pens

Mini Art Haul || Testing the Arteza Real Brush Pens


hello everyone. I’m Liz and in this video
I am testing some Arteza supplies. I bought these myself
as well as another watercolour pad, but for today I am only using the Arteza
watercolor pad and the brush pens. First things first, let’s swatch these brush
pens. I decided to swatch them inside the sketchbook. The paper is textured on one
side and smooth on the other. I noticed right away that the textured side doesn’t
work well for these pens. If I moved my pen too quickly it would be very streaky
as if the pen was dry. It also didn’t seem to blend very well on the textured
side and it did a lot better on the smooth side, which is the side that
you’re seeing now. When I layered the yellow and the red on top of each other
it did blend into an orange and I also noticed that these pens do bleed on top
of each other so I think that you need to wait a little bit before layering
them. So I got these pens to use mainly in my bullet journal. So for the month of
November I actually do something a bit different than what I normally do. I
doodled some branches and I wanted to colour them in using the brush pen.
Normally I don’t doodle in my brush pen uhmm.. in my brush pen? In my bullet journal.
I like to keep it minimalist and clean but I got these brush pens for my titles
and I just felt really inspired to try and doodle something, so that’s what I
ended up doing for this month. Don’t worry I am not just using these in my
bullet journal, but since I did use them I wanted to include that in this video,
because it does make sense for me. because that’s the main way that I am
going to use them so that is how I am going to be reviewing these brush pens.
Basically I really enjoyed using them inside of my bullet journal, but I have a
real-time bit coming up where I kind of go through the bullet journal so you
will hear all about them then. This is how it turned out. I use the
leuchtturm1917 and this one is known for the ghosting. So as you can see here and
here it does bleed through a little bit but I am pleasantly surprised by these
brush pens. I used a dolphin gray and smoke gray for
the branches and for my titles and stuff I used the peach colour and yeah I’m
really pleased with how these turned out. Like I said this branch, this one, and
this one, they do bleed through a little bit, but, and this one as well, but if you
keep the layering to a minimum it doesn’t really bleed through that much.
Like if you can look at the titles that I have
they don’t really bleed through whereas with my stabilo, so I have these
highlighters in pastel colours. These ones do bleed through a lot more. Even
here I used the grey, I don’t know if you can tell, for my habit trackers and even
those aren’t really bleeding through to the next page. So yeah these ones, I’m
happy with them they basically do what I wanted them to do and I knew that they
were gonna bleed through and I’ve got a feeling that that’s more because of my
bullet journal than because of the ink or the brush pens I guess. And yeah that
is my bullet journal for November and now I will use the brush pens on a
drawing in my sketchbook. So I did not use the arteza sketchbook for this
test simply because I already put the swatches in it so I knew how these brush
pens would work inside of that sketchbook. I will use that paper for my
next gouache piece so if you keep watching my videos or if you’re
subscribed to me you will eventually see me use that watercolor paper. So
for this test I used a drawing that I did ages ago that I actually don’t like
and I wanted to colour this in anyway, because I felt like it would look better
if I colored it in. So it felt like the perfect drawing to use these brush pens
in and I was pleasantly surprised. These did not bleed through to the next page,
even after layering them quite a bit. Right now I am trying to add some
texture to the leaf, because this is a sprig of sage and sage leaves have these like
circle type texture thing on it, but as I mentioned before these pens bleed when
you use them on top of each other so it didn’t look good at all. You can’t really
tell from – in this video, but yeah in real life it was very.. not nice. So I ended up
just layering the colours on top of each other and yeah that worked out fine. I
really enjoyed using it. I think it’s a really nice quick way of adding some
colour to my sketches. Something I did notice is when they are layered, as you
can see now, the light colour kind of comes through the darker colour in these
specs. So yeah, I don’t know what you call that. It’s pretty interesting. I am not
sure if this will happen with every colour but it definitely happened with
this green colour. Now I know that you can use these brush pens as watercolors, but
I don’t use watercolour, ever, so I did not test them this way. Overall I enjoy these
pens. Of course I’ve not used them all that
much but, for now I am really happy with my purchase and I’m looking forward to
using the watercolour pads as well. Anyway that is all I have for you today guys.
Thank you so, so much for watching and I’ll talk to you in the next one. Bye!

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