Imagine a child is playing with his older brother; the child has a pen at hand and suddely he crosses his brother's arm OR marks his brother's arm

I would appreciate it if you let me know which one of the above-mentioned bold sentences sounds more natural based on my description and the respective uploded image!


He draws on his brothers arm.

We cross the road. "To cross" does not mean to mark with a pen. It would be possible to say "He marked his brothers arm", but without context I would understand that to mean "He made a scratch, bitemark or similar". "He marked ... with a pen" is also possible.

However the verb "draw" doesn't always imply art, saying "he drew on..." would seem to be the simplest way of saying this.

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