Before correction fluids and pen became widely available on the market it was very difficult to correct a pen, brush, and ink drawing. One used a Chinese white, which was zinc white prepared paint that was painted over the offending area. However, the stain from the ink would often keep showing through. You could also remove the mistake from the paper by using a razor blade or a pumice stone. One could only use this method if the paper was durable enough. However we thankfully have modern correction fluids and pens that will cover the strongest of marks without any problems, and they are permanent. The pen can be used to cover very intricate work and as a drawing instrument in its own right. The applicator can be used to cover very large areas where radical changes are needed in a drawing.
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