One of the biggest reasons I wanted to do my own white marker test was because most of the tests I found online only used black paper. But as you can see in my video, many of the best white pens on black didn’t work as well (or at all!) on the colored pencils.
The best white pens for drawing on colored pencils
The best white gel pens to use on colored pencils were the Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip & Gel Grip DX Gel Pens, Sakura Glaze Gel Pen, Sakura Souffle Gel Pen, the Uni-ball Signo Broad gel pen and Sakura Decorese Gel Pen.
The best white paint markers to use on colored pencils were the Pilot Juice Paint Marker and the Deleter Neopiko Line White Drawing Pen.
These all produced clear, smooth results on both the Prismacolor Soft-Core Pencils and the Faber-Castell Polychromos, and I’m confident they would work on other pencils too.
Just remember to wipe them down and take care of them so you don’t get them clogged with the wax or pigment from the pencils. I’ll talk more about this in my next blog post and video!
The best white pens for drawing on markers
Most of the pens worked just as well on the markers as they did on the paper. Some of them absorbed a bit, which may depend on how thick the markers are, and the paper quality underneath. I noticed that the Tombow Dual Brush Pens absorbed more of the white than the Copic and Sharpie markers. I think it’s best to experiment, try some tests of your own and try using multiple layers if you want a stronger white.
If ranked by the whitest results on the markers, the best gel pens were the Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip & Gel Grip DX Gel Pens, the Sakura Gelly Roll Gel Pens, the Uni-ball Signo Broad, the Sakura Souffle Gel Pen, and the Sakura Decorese Gel Pen.
The best white paint markers were the Pilot Juice Paint Marker and the Deleter Neopiko Line White Drawing Pen.