Watercolor Pencils are a great way to add color to your field sketches. Applying the pencils is intuitive and the waterbrush makes field application easy. However, watercolor pencils can perform in unexpected ways that can be frustrating. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with watercolor pencils to get a variety of effects
Watercolor pencil drawings work best in three stages. First lay in your shadows, values, and hues with a coat of pencil. Blend the colors with water. Once the paper is dry, add details and crisp up the edges with a second coat of colored pencil. Add details at the end of the drawing so they
A key to success with watercolor pencils is to apply a base coat of local color (the hue of the object) with dry pencils. Then add water to smooth and blend the colors. Let the page dry, then add shadows and details with dry pencils. The water is applied in the middle of the drawing,
Kristin Meuser presents her step by step process of building a nature journal, page element by element, as you travel through your nature experience. Where to begin? She starts by creating a flexible grid which encourages areas for a page title, conditions notation, color matching dots, notes, and poetry/prose, close up sketches as well as
The waterbrush is an amazing little tool that revolutionized the way I paint, sketch, and journal. They make the logistics of watercolor, watercolor pencils, water-soluble pencils, or water-soluble pen washes easier in the field. In this class, you will explore watercolor techniques that will help you quickly add color and value to your sketches. learn
Paint a scientific illustration of a Blue Jay with watercolor in this step-by-step demonstration.
I love painting with waterbrushes. They are now the only brushes I use, even in the studio. They easily create graded washes (an application of paint that transitions from more intense pigment to a pale tint) which I find everywhere in nature. As you paint, the pigment in the brush gets used up but the
Flat brushes are incredible tools for creating the random edges of clouds. By twisting the brush between your fingers and rocking it to paint with edges or corners you build beautiful chaotic patterns. If you try to create these kinds of edges with a regular brush, you may easily fall into a pattern of regular
Get ready to doodle some diagrams! This workshop will show you how to make simple drawings of how animals move and more. We’ll watch as animals eat, walk, waddle, hop, pounce (etc.), and figure out how to translate that motion into a simple sketch. We’ll also decode crazy creatures’ limbs, map out where animals wander,
What twenty tricks can you draw from the notebooks of Leonardo daVinci to level up your own journal practice?