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: Best White Pencil/Marker

06-29-2013, 01:51 PM
Hello dear Artists :)

What do you use when you want to add some light to your drawings - be them colored pencil or graphite pencil?

I use correction fluid to draw the final light touches but it's not that easy to work with it .. I have tried the Prismacolor Premier White and the Derwent Inktense White pencil but I'm not really satisfied with the results. :confused:

Thank you,

06-29-2013, 04:21 PM
Hi Oana, correction fluid would be okay to use if the piece of artwork is meant to be a temporary piece...the light fastness I think would be very poor and start breaking down, I could be mistaken but I would not want to risk it. I use white gesso, it can be as thick as you need it or add a bit of water to thin it out to be more manageable.

06-30-2013, 12:15 AM
Thank you, George. :)
I don't like the correction fluid myself as it can get very thick and eventually crack ... I have read about a white gel pen but I haven't found one by now to try it and see how it works. I shall try the white gesso as it seems very manageable. Looking forward to buy one and use it :)

PS. This is one of my recent drawings where I have tried the correction fluid .. not with such great results, I'm afraid.

06-30-2013, 07:02 AM
I don't know the highlight on the egg looked really nice and it looks to reflect the light greatly. Very nicely done, love the prismacolor pencils...

I would have suggested using a bit of blue for the shadow areas to compliment the oranges in the yoke...but very nicely done.

06-30-2013, 07:27 AM
Thank you very much, George :)
I really appreciate your suggestions and you liking my drawing makes me really happy as I am aware you are a great Artist and I really appreciate you works. :) Thank you. ;)

02-26-2014, 11:16 PM
I normally use Copic Marker (, prisma markers and pencil colors for making my drawings. F2009%252F01%252Feve1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fche

02-27-2014, 01:25 AM
I use the kneaded erasers for removing color....I found some that don`t leave a film on the paper that shows up during shading. Sometimes drawing is adding to the paper, sometimes it`s taking away.
I have a whole lot of white pencils that I use from different makers including conte pencils, which I use depends on the color of pencils...some colors have a higher wax content than others and I use more than one maker of colored pencils so that makes a difference too so I have to try them until I find one that works, also depends on the paper sometimes.

02-28-2014, 01:51 PM
I agree with Pencils. And, thats a nice egg, one thought, it might be better to work on a paper, or ground that has a contrasting color. :)

03-01-2014, 11:23 AM
Hey Oana, Ive used a white Sharpie oil paint pen, (hobby lobby- michaels) works great for white detailing- really smooth and super white

03-02-2014, 02:44 PM
Thank you dear Artists for such great suggestions! :)

10-12-2014, 05:32 PM
I started using a product called "Incredible White Mask". It's kind of like liquid rubber that dries really quick. It is applied with a nib you can buy from the same company. I recently started using it with my color pencils. Wherever I want to save and protect a pure white area, I apply the stuff. It will protect that area untill I wish to work on it, then I simply peal the mask off and I have the original bright white of the paper. Seems to work pretty good so far.