Is there an opaque white pen?
June 6, 2011 10:04 AM Subscribe
Is there a truly opaque white (or bright colored) pen or marker?
posted by rahnefan to media & arts (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a calligraphy project in mind that will involve a lot of fine letters on a black or very dark background. It will not be acceptable to re-draw or trace over each character and stroke; they need to look natural and be written only once.
Unless I misunderstand, master calligraphers use a pen and staff, manually filling the pen's reservoir with paint for each stroke, when doing work like this. I've had little practice and less success with that medium/method, and this is the sort of project that if I don't just start it, even with cruder instruments or methods, I will likely never find time to do it at all.
Is there a *good* marker or paint pen or something , preferably a calligraphic one, that is opaque enough for bright colors to show up on a dark background?
Or if you know of a good alternate method, such as some way to get an opaque liquid to flow well through an automatic pen, please help me out.
Please do not link to a ductus or calligraphy basics - thank you but what I am looking for is a means of making opaque strokes, not how to construct letters.