Monday, July 22, 2013

Playing with Watercolour Pencils

I've been relaxing by playing with my STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolour pencils and my STAEDTLER pigment liner. I've had some folks ask how I use my watercolour pencils and thought I would share for those who are interested.

For this bow, I sketched out the basic shape and coloured it in with two blue watercolour pencils, one medium and the other dark. I left the highlighted areas without any colour so they would show the white watercolour paper. Then I took a damp soft round sable brush and blended the colours together.

I sketched a wee girlie too.

Coloured her in the same way.

Blended the colours again with my soft round damp brush.

I added some skin tones and shading.

I let it dry completely.

and outlined the details with my STAEDTLER pigment liner 0.5.

Hope you give it a try too.