Chameleon Pens!

Last week was such a happy mail week. I got two products in the mail that I had backed on Kickstarter! The first to arrive were my set of Chameleon Color Tone Pens. I am so excited to try them out! This was the most money I have ever put into a Kickstarter campaign, but so far I’m pretty positive it will be worth it. So what are Chameleon Pens? Check out the video below for a quick explanation.

So cool, right?! Now, there is definitely a learning curve with these. I mean, they are markers that come with an instruction pamphlet. Yikes. But I’m excited to learn how to use them! They are alcohol based ink markers, so they will blend with my Copics beautifully, and I’m so pleased to have these babies as a part of my ever growing art supply collection!

Chameleon Pens

Chameleon Pen Colors

I purchased the new twenty color spectrum, along with skin tones and grey tones so I’ve got quite a lot to work with. I’m really curious to see how well they blend compared to Copic markers along with the differences in nibs and such. Since they are new, I wanted to come up with a little side project to test them out on. One that was full of color. Here’s a sneak peek I shared on Instgram:

It has been SO LONG since I’ve drawn any Sailor Moon fanart. And honestly, I wanted to try giving some fully body work a go. I’m really working on drawing without direct references lately, so this is just another step in that direction. (Sidebar: I hate drawing feet.) The Scouts are already color schemed, so they will be a perfect test run for my new Chameleon Pens! I’ll share more about this project on a WIP Wednesday once it’s complete.

Have you gotten anything new and fun lately?

  • B.

    Ooooh, who doesn’t love getting goodies in the mail?! I can’t wait to see what you create with these!

    • Kay

      Thanks! And seriously, packages in the mail are the best. 😀

  • gamerwife

    Those pens look like magic! And yay for Sailor Moon. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

    • Kay

      Thanks, Mariko! I’m hoping they won’t be too hard to get the hang of.

  • These look so cool! Can’t wait to see how you use these 🙂

    • Kay

      Thanks Natalie!

  • These pens look amazing!! And oh my gosh, Sailor Moon fan art! Can’t wait to see them finished!

    • Kay

      Thanks Ashlee! I’m pretty excited to be drawing these awesome ladies again!

  • Just a million books! Hahah I also found a T-Shirt with pockets…that I want to wear every single day. 😛

    • Kay

      A million books is always a good thing. 😀

  • Emma

    Phwoar! Those pens are gorgeous.

    • Kay

      Thanks! I’ve been busy with commission work but I’m hoping to give them their test run tomorrow!

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