Thursday, October 9, 2014
Marker Comparison of Uni Posca, Montana, and Molotow
As many of you are aware I am a huge marker fan. In fact I pretty much love most art supplies, scary, but any of you who are also art supply junkies will understand. I love all kinds of markers but have started using paint markers in the past year. Since then I've collected a number of different brands and really wanted to compare them using some pretty simple comparisons. Nothing terribly scientific but interesting none the less.
I compared my Molotow Empty Markers which are filled with Golden High Flow Paints, the Montana brand of Acrylic Markers, and the Uni Posca Paint markers. I did not include my Molotow prefilled markers in this comparison, mostly because I was out of the White ink and wanted to be able to test those when my order for white Molotow ink comes in. If you look above you can see what I tested for....
The first sample just shows the different tips that I have in markers and the ink/paint in the markers. That is more for my information rather than a test. The second photo shows the marker colors for the Uni Posca. I then used both of my white markers Uni Posca markers in the 1mm and 3 mm size drawn over each paint color, here I was testing to see how opaque the white markers were when drawn over another color. I've recently read some comments online that artists are concerned that their Uni Posca White markers are not always consistently opaque. I did not have that problem until I used it over the black ink which can be seen in the third photo. I also tested two of my white gel pens over the Posca ink and had issues with those as well. Maybe the Black is more the problem rather than the white?
My next test will be to test the Molotow brand white and black ink to test for their ability to be opaque over black. HMMMM..... My order doesn't come until next week for the ink so will have to wait for that.
Do you use markers? What brand is your favorite and why????