How Are Alcohol Markers Different from Other Types

They dry quickly and color is permanent

One of the biggest advantages of alcohol based markers in comparison to other types is that they dry quickly. This is because the dye is suspended in alcohol, which is a fast evaporating solvent.

Imagine how frustrating it would be to accidentally splash water over your finished masterpiece or to go back over a section only to lift your hand and realize that you smudged something. Alcohol markers dry quickly so there is less chance of smudging and producing faded, watery colors.

They’re also permanent on most surfaces and you can easily layer them. As the inks are slightly opaque you can create color overlays to alter the shade of your work and create multi-toned highlights and blends. This means you can easily create multi-toned highlights and blends. 

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