Okay! I just… I thought I would make a
video with all these markers… Hey guys! These are Windsor Newton Pigment Parkers
that we were trying. They are these weird markers that they released, and I don’t
think they ever really became a thing… but they sent me a lot of these about
two years ago, because I won this art contest, and they let me pick out a
bunch of really cool stuff. Anyway, I’m gonna test these, and then I’m gonna make
some art with them! These were like a huge deal, because they’re apparently
supposed to have light fastness that lasts for a hundred years. I don’t know.. I
mean I’m not gonna be alive that — mm…. (awk) There’s also a white blender somewhere!
Is this it? Colorless blender. Is this it? I don’t
know… I thought I had a white blender? Alright, these markers are supposed to be
compatible for black paper… it will allegedly show up. You can use them on
canvas. Their website says you can use it on a lot of things, so I don’t know. I will
swatch a couple things today, and see… You’re supposed to be able to use them
like paint, and mix them, which I’m really excited about, guys. Their website
also says if you use these on normal “conventional paper,” like Bristol and
stuff, it will not work like paint. Tt will work more like a marker. So yeah, I
have some marker paper that we’re just gonna do a couple swatches on. I have
this canvas that we’re gonna do some art on, because they said use something primed…
and then I have some black paper… because the website also said it’s supposed to
work on that! Let’s find out! Whoa! Look at the reveal! Ha! Let’s just do some art! Do
a little swatch party! I’m not gonna swatch every color, guys… Because that would
be obnoxious! I hope the colors aren’t dark. Also because, I don’t have the white
blending option… I do have this light gray, so we can use that. And I have a
colorless blender, so yeah. Here’s the beautiful bullet nib, and here is a
chisel nib! You would think with a paint marker —
they smell like… they smell like paint! They smell like paint! Okay.. It’s a shame
they don’t have a brush nib. Okay! Question of the day! On double-ended
markers what – nibs would you prefer? I would prefer a brush nib on one end, and
a bullet nib on the other. I’m not a fan of chisel nibs, but I know a lot of
people like them… so let me know! Are you a chisel nib fan? Let me know, let me know!
What would your ideal combination of marker nibs
be? Comment below! Let’s swatch! Here’s pink! Ooh that’s pretty!
A little darker than I thought it would be – very pigmented!! No wonder they call
these ~PiGmEnT mArKeRs~ They’re not very streaky, which is cool. Okay, black paper…
WHAT?! Ya’ll said this was compatible with black paper! Threw me for a loop! Got
SCAMMED! Ooh portrait pink… everybody loves
portraits! Let’s try it! Portrait pink… oh these are nice skin
tones! Y’all.. don’t even work on that… Okay, Warm gray. Let’s try this!
I wanna know if this shows up on black. I’m pretty sure to do stuff on black you
need that white blender that I do not have. Alright, you know what?
You’re out of the game. We’re done with you! The black paper has been exiled.
By the way, I’m just swatching colors that I think would be really pretty. Alright, blue!! Like a teal. Oh my! This is beautiful! Should we try to blend
something on here? Okay, okay, okay! Let’s take dark purple, and we’re gonna blend
it into a light purple like this! Let’s see… I
don’t know if it’ll work very well on paper, because as I said, it’ll work like
a regular marker. I want that paint effect! The paper I’m using is actually
pretty coated (I think). it’s that Copic blending paper. Oh, that’s not too bad, but I’m sure…
I don’t know… it’s making the paper peel a little bit, so I think canvas is a
better option. Yellow. Woo, yeah! What other colors should I do?
Let’s see how pigmented red is… I haven’t done any bright colors yet. Hmm, I like
that. I like it. What about this really bright yellow? Whoa. What is this
colorless blender? Wicked! I bet this works better on actual canvas.
What should we draw, guys? Oh boy.. Okay, I have this canvas and I guess we’ll
paint. I’m a little nervous, because the blending stuff… alrighty I have my
primed canvas, and I’m testing a corner with the light gray and a colorless
blender just to get a feel for how the colorless blender works.
Indeed lifts color, and just kind of smears everything around. It’s really
nice. It just it mostly acts kind of like how
I would experience terpenoid working with oil paint. That is a great
comparison, which is kind of funny because these markers absolutely remind
me of oil paint without all the texture. So it’s kind of like a very thinned down
oil paint that dries super fast coming out of the marker. It is very nice. I like
it. The texture of the canvas kind of makes the experience a little weird,
because it feels so strange to use marker on a canvas. I think that was the
weirdest thing for me. I decided to do a very gestural
drawing, but I keep calling it a painting, because it feels like I’m painting! I
really am not exaggerating! It feels like I’m painting, even though there is no
brush nib on these markers. This chisel nib feels kind of soft-ish.. like, I mean,
it’s not super bendy… but just the way everything feels, guys. Just trust me. I
am blocking in a lot of color, and this is kind of how I do still life paintings.
I block in color, and then I build details. I work the painting as a whole,
so I’m just trying that with these. because I don’t want to get in over my
head. I just have to do what feels familiar to me when I construct a painting,
and it felt very easy to layer and blend. The only thing that was very weird to me
is — okay it felt like oil paint right? But the whole no texture thing freaked me
out, so I kept feeling like I needed to layer more and more. But it was so cool,
because this would dry in minutes. I mean, not even minutes, probably… Probably
shorter than that. And what was so nice about this is like… if I were to take a
darker or lighter color and go over top of a dry color, it would activate the dry
color again so you pretty much could just blend whenever you wanted. And then
it would go back to being dry… and then I could activate it again later and blend
it! I really liked that…. and you know these things… these markers were like a
thing for awhile, and I never tried them even though they sent me some. I just
kind of forgot about them when I moved, and they were tucked away in a box. But I
found them… and I just kind of assumed I wouldn’t like them, because
they kind of were in a lot of Clarence bins, and people stopped talking about
them very suddenly. But you know what? These things are really cool, and I
judged them a little harshly because they’re pretty awesome in my opinion. And
yeah, this isn’t even sponsored – this is just like, hey I found these in a box in
my studio! Let’s play with them! Do you guys like when I test different
art supplies? Let me know! I want to know that, because I’ve been doing that a lot
lately! I mean the feedback seems good…
I really love experimenting, so hope we both like it! Also, if you guys have tried
these markers – they’re the Windsor & Newton Pigment Markers – let me know down below!
Let me know how you felt about them, because I hear so many mixed reviews.
Maybe a lot of people do like them, and I just don’t hear the good stories or what.
I don’t know! But let me know! I like these, and if you have tried them what
did you use as your surface? I hear a lot of people using this certain watercolor
brand (Yupo Paper) as like plasticy paper because they advise you not to use Bristol,
unless you want like the marker effect. I wanted the painting effect. You can
draw on plastics with these, and just a lot of primed surfaces is what the
website said. I did a lot of reading up on these before I actually used them,
because I didn’t want to delve into this and not know what to expect, really.
In a second you’re gonna see me begin using gouache paint for the background,
and that is because I did not have that white blender.
I had no white to brighten anything up, and I kind of needed it for the
background for what I wanted… so why not use white gouache?! It worked perfectly! I
mixed it in with a little bit of grey, and I am very impressed with how gouache
interacts with this! So… A+ to that. I think I’m gonna do
a lot of loose florals for a while, because I have spring fever really bad,
and I I need some flowers in my life! Who else has spring fever?! Comment below!
Let me know, unless you live in a warm place… then I’m really just… jealous. Yay!
We’re done, guys! Okay, I hope you liked this video! I will link everything I used
down below, if you’re interested! I did not think I would enjoy using these
markers this much, but this looks like a straight-up oil painting! Seriously! And
all I did was layer a bunch of marker, and then I went over the background with
gouache… and I lightened up some areas in the bouquet with gouache, like the white
flowers. Okay, we’re done! Thank you so much for watching! I hope
you have a good day! Bye!