Elegant writer pen, a mind of its own

This weekend I had some more play time with the elegant writer pen, it’s one of those items I forget about and then have a surge of paintings featuring its talent. However although it produces some great effects when water is added, it also has a slightly uncontrollable nature. Sometimes it does not go to plan, something we have to accept from time to time. With watercolour I can sometimes correct mistakes, removing unwanted marks with a damp brush once dry. However this technique does not work with the black elegant writer pen, once it has been wetted, and dried, that’s it, it’s there for good!

So here is my mistake hare, which I may well try to improve on at a later date. Just so I didn’t feel to disillusioned with the pen, I started a new hare, using the black and brown elegant writer pens. This time things worked out better. Both have had the addition of watercolour….brown! I just love the blue and pinks that are created with this amazing pen once the water is added.


Elegant writer pen, black. With addition of watercolour paint. A4 140lb coldpress. When it goes wrong, pen bled into areas of the hare which I had not desired, including his eyelashes on the left, I may try to improve on him in the future



‘Montgomery’ 14×10″ 140lb coldpress. Black and brown elegant writer pen, plus watercolour.


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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15 Responses to Elegant writer pen, a mind of its own

  1. Jacob says:

    So cute, as per usual! Yes, I’m with you on those colours that run through the pen – gorgeous effect!

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  2. I really wish my mistakes looked that brilliantly good!! hehe… what a cool new toy to find you had. Love both of these hares! I particularly love the impression on the first one. It’s so fabulous!! 😍

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  3. oooh! love! I didn’t read the entire post but wanted to comment on how beautiful these are. I need to come back and spend time reading about your technique and what you wrote…..sometimes I am in a jumble doing a lot of things besides painting and I get lazy or in a hurry….hate that! Love these!!!

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  4. Snehal Kank says:

    Ohh this pen is totally new for me but I liked how you painted them 😍 second one is my favorite πŸ’• Love the background too!

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  5. lindywhitton says:

    I want that pen! Also a smidge of your hare painting talent! Great paintings.

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