Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens White

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens inspire with their versatile and creative applications. These pens stand out with their highly pigmented water-based ink that is exceptionally lightfast and odour free. After drying, the India ink is permanent and does not dissolve when a layer of watercolour is applied over it, for example. Another major advantage is that India ink does not bleed through paper. This means Pitt Artist Pens are also perfect for use in sketch books.

From precise, uniform lines to highly expressive strokes: the nib selection of the white Pitt Artist Pens offers artists the flexibility they need to transform their ideas into reality.

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Pitt Artist Pen bullet nib 2.5 or 1.5 India ink pen, white.

Ink drawings have a very long artistic tradition. This has always been an interesting medium for artists and graphic artists, it lends drawings expression and durability and can also be combined with many other drawing techniques. Faber-Castell has combined all the advantages of artist’s inks with the benefits of a modern, easy-to-use pen – the Pitt Artist Pen. The pigmented and very lightfast drawing ink is ideal for sketches, drawings, layouts, fashion design and illustration.

Pitt Artist Pen Brush

Pitt Artist Pens® with brush tip can produce a line of 1 to 5mm. They offer odorless, permanent and waterproof inks in vibrant colors that will not bleed through paper. The white pigmented India inks are perfectly opaque lightfast, acid-free and pH Neutral. The pens are used daily by artists worldwide for illustrations, fashion design, life drawings, portraits, sequential art and canvas paintings. They work beautifully on all types of papers and canvas, permanent on porous surfaces. Store horizontally when not in use.

Product details

  • Pigmented India ink
  • High lightfastness
  • Waterproof, permanent
  • Odourless, acid-free, pH neutral
  • Does not bleed through paper
  • Colour 101 white


Mixing colours

You can use White Pitt Artist Pens in combination with coloured Pitt Artist Pens to create colour blends ranging from soft to strong. There are two ways of mixing white with other India ink colours.
The first involves applying an initial layer of white ink on the paper. This layer acts as a form of underpainting. When you subsequently draw over the white layer using a coloured Pitt Artist Pen, the resulting colour will be a slightly tinted tone of the pen’s colour.
In the second variation, a coloured Pitt Artist Pen is used to draw the initial layer. Because the ink is applied on a black substrate, the stroke is hardly visible. But when you draw over the stroke using the white Pitt Artist Pen, you will create a finely nuanced colour blend.


Similar to hatching, in pointillism the density of the dots determines the values of a picture.
In contrast to using coloured pens on white paper (which results in the area with the lowest density of dots appearing the lightest), drawing with a white pen on dark paper means that the area with the highest density of dots will appear the lightest. Varying the size of dots is also a creative way of enhancing a picture’s expressiveness.
The 1.5mm and2.5mm bullet nibs are the ideal instruments for this drawing style.

Substrate and opacity

Using white Pitt Artist Pens on dark substrates highlights the best of their properties. The white India ink works on construction paper, photo mount boards and dyed wood. The white ink stroke also excels in terms of its high opacity even on canvases primed in black. The opacity of the white India ink pen will vary depending on the substrate’s material properties. The coverage can vary from highly opaque to transparent.


The white Pitt Artist Pen is the perfect medium for adding light to a picture. Thanks to its high opacity, the ink can be applied effortlessly on layers of dried watercolour, graphite, artists’ coloured pencils or coloured ink. Highlights and light reflections are placed on areas on the picture where the imaginary light hits the highest part of an object. An artist usually specifies the direction of the imaginary natural light before starting to work. In the picture on the left, you can see that the artist portrayed both natural and artificial light sources in a balanced manner.


Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting and can be used for both artistic and decorative purposes and has been  a popular trend for many years now.
The Pitt Artist Pen Calligraphy has a wedge-shaped nib, which allows the user to draw different kinds of lettering by varying the pen’s position and angle. We recommend applying more pressure when drawing vertical downward strokes, and less pressure when drawing upward strokes. Practicing strokes with varying pressure will help you gain confidence in writing alphabets and slowly develop your own handwriting.

With a bit of practice, you can create elaborate lettering with the Pitt Artist Pen brush too.
Check out this video from Faber Castell Hand Lettering With Pitt Artist White

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