Almost as soon as they came out, the question started rolling in: are Zig Real Brush Markers the same as Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers? If I have Zigs, to I need the Mermaid ones? Well, let’s answer that question today!
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First, let’s look at the two markers.
Both contained a water-based ink that reacts with water before, during, and after application. This is SO much easier to show you in a video- so here it is!
So… to review:
*Zig are more like traditional markers, and not as vibrant
*Mermaid Markers are more like a waterbrush filled with water based ink with a slight pigmentation.
DO YOU NEED BOTH? Well, maybe! I like the Mermaid Markers as a substitute for pulling out my Koi watercolors and the dilute beautifully so I think they will last a long time- especially if you keep an additional water brush handy!
What about you?
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