How to Use Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor pencils are an easy and effective way to add beautiful color gradations and shading to you artwork. This is a page about how to use watercolor pencils
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January 13, 2017
Watercolor pencils can be very versatile, and can be a great way to express your creativity. They can also be a wonderful tool for adult coloring pages.
Here are four ways to use these pencils:
- Use a dry pencil. Press a wet brush against the dry pencil and then apply the brush to dry paper. Keep wetting the brush and pressing it against the pencil until the whole design has been colored. The wetter the brush, the softer the colors will be.
- Use a dry pencil on dry paper, and color the image as you would have done with normal coloring pencils. Afterwards, apply a slightly wet brush over the design to soften and blend the pencil strokes.
- Paint the design with a wet brush, and afterwards color the design using a dry pencil. Note, this effect will work better for backgrounds ~ when using it on a design, it can easily flow outside the lines of the design and create a smudge effect.
- Dip the pencil in water and shake off any excess water. Then, apply the pencil to dry paper, using the pencil as you would have used a brush.
Source: My art teacher, Helena van der Nest
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