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Five questions about SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Markers

10/27/2022 |

Versatile, high-intensity colour with a flexible brush tip: the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker is a favourite among artists and illustrators. The markers with ink for blending with water are handy, fitting in every bag or pocket. So practical for urban sketching. To make sure on-the-hoof sketching is easy and relaxed, here we answer the five most frequently asked questions about SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Markers.



Is the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker a marker for watercolour painting?

All typical watercolour painting techniques are possible with the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker as you can easily blend water into the colour you apply. But the marker can do more than this: it is filled with a concentrated, transparent, odour-neutral dye ink. This can be dissolved with water and painted like watercolours. The SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker gives intense colour. The colour areas actually seem to glow. Even pure watercolours look paler in comparison. The marker tip is designed like a brush to make painting is easy. It’s easy to colour large areas and add fine details with the flexible brush tip, This makes the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker perfect for hand lettering. You can blend the ink with water to paint backgrounds and then add accents with the pure undiluted ink. This makes the marker a fantastic tool for sketching outdoors.

What do I do if the tip of the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker has dried up?

For watercolour painting and sketching, the drawing tools have to be practical. That is why we fitted the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker a removable tip. You can simply pull out the tip and wash it under running water, to easily remove any encrusted ink. Then let the wet and clean tip dry properly and fit it back into the marker. If the tip has become ragged, you can even fit the tip back to front into the marker. You can use both ends of the tip of SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Markers. That’s great as you then always have a replacement tip with you. For a long lifetime of the marker tip, we recommend that you wrap the tip in a paper towel once when you finish painting so that any excess ink is drawn out. Then put the cap back on the marker.

What do I use the blender of the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Markers for?

The SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker Power Packs include a blender. This contains the same basic ink, but without the dye to help you get super soft colour transitions. For these, position the blender at the edges of a colour area and use it to spread the colour. This technique is fantastic for watercolour portraits or for fade-outs in hand lettering. You can use the blender of the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker as an extra brush for painting soft colour hues. We show you how to do this using the example of a watercolour flower wreath.

What paper do I need for painting with the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker?

That depends on the painting technique you've chosen. For a watercolour painting or colouring a sketch, we recommend watercolour paper such as SOLO GOYA Paper Water Color. On the absorbent, fine-grained surface, the colour stays wet longer, making it easier to blend or dissolve with water. For watercolour hand lettering, KREUL Paper Mixed Media is more suitable. On the smooth paper, the colour dries faster so you can then add flourishes and lettering. 

Can I wash the ink from the SOLO GOYA Aqua Paint Marker out of textiles?

Yes, you can. So it isn’t tragic if you do get any colour on your clothes when you are painting and sketching. You can wash spots of paint out of most fabrics from as low as 30 degrees in the washing machine. And you can remove ink from your fingers with warm water. To remove stubborn stains from your hands, scrub them with a nailbrush and soap. Here, a dab of toothpaste can sometimes help.