Triart Markers

- The skin color lover 

Some facts:
  • 150 colors
  • Are refillable and have replaceable nibs
  • From Japan (Sun-Star Stationary Co)
  • Exist on Wikipedia 

This marker does its best work on the Bristol board or other thicker paper where the colors look really good, but on the thinner marker paper Triart becomes grainy and dull. Also I feel that triart marker is better used for illustration then for portrait.

Triart marker on stylefile paper. 
The marker works very well 
doing an illustration like this. 
With the three-nib solution they are noticeably among other markers. As far as I know, there are only triart and Letraset that tried this idea. The fine nib is a bit different from most common brands. It is sharper, and feels more as a writing tool or an outliner. A problem with the fine nib is that almost half of my markers fine nib doesn´t work. It dried or the ink can´t flow to well inside, or something! I don´t know what’s wrong.  I store them lying down, but it won´t help.  The brush nib however is very good. It is easy to create great contrast from dark to light in one stroke. It is especially good for hair, but not so suited for larger drawings. Nevertheless, that’s what you have the chisel nib for.  
Triart refill

Triart marker on Letraset paper
When I tried to do a larger 
drawing the paper buckles
as you can see. 
They have a color system that´s easy to understand. They divided the colors in groups of twelve arranged in a number system telling you how dark or light the colors are. The groups have a digit that will tell you which color family it belongs to. One color family is actually called “skin”; something I do not think exists among any other brands, except for Spectrum noir, but the skin colors can also be found under other color families, so there are a lot of them. All colors also have names.

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