The Magic of a White Gel Pen

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Drawing with a white gel pen
I often use a gel pen to add black details and outlines to my watercolors, but every so often I change things up and add white outlines onto a dark painting or paper using a white Gelly Roll gel pen. It’s a different effect.

This was a watercolor wash I painted last week. Every time I walked by it, I thought about how vibrant the blue was and how good white outlines would look on it. I grabbed a few shells for reference and used my white Gelly Roll gel pen. The white really pops!

 

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

9 thoughts on “The Magic of a White Gel Pen

  1. The seashells look great! The white outlines really pop! I love Gelly Roll pens, they are so handy for adding highlights. I haven’t tried outlining shapes with white on a dark background, it’s a lovely idea.

  2. very vibrant. I will use it too thank you 🙂

  3. Stunning work, Eileen! This is such a great idea – I love how that white ink pops on the blue.

  4. Ohh those are soooo pretty Eileen…I love the sea!

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