Any new art media (aka, toy) we get in stock gives us an excuse to play with it! We got these Color Splash Watercolor Pencils and and had to put them to use. Learn how to use watercolor pencils for your art!
Start by drawing a sketch with pencil on high-quality paper for wet media. We used mixed-media paper, but you can also use watercolor paper.
Use the watercolor pencils to fill and color your illustration. For this flower that has lots of white areas, I left those areas blank. I used firmer pressure or a darker color where the flower has shadows. Layering colors gives the drawing more dimension.
I use "sketchy" lines to fill in a lot of the illustration because I think it gives a more interesting final product. Varying the pressure here is key. If you use the same pressure throughout the whole drawing, it will tend to look flatter.
Use a round paintbrush dipped in water to go over your pencil marks. Treat the pencil marks as if they were paint when you're switching colors or they will blend together; rinsing off your brush in between colors will help avoid this. Sometimes you might want to blend your colors though! In that case, don't rinse off your brush in between. If you get pigment in an area you wanted to keep white, just rinse off your brush and wipe over the area several times, drying your brush on a towel in between. This is a watercolor technique called "lifting off" color.