Douglass Iris with Watercolor Pencil Step-by-Step

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 are not obliterated by the wash.

Print out the watercolor pencil worksheet to follow along with the demonstration.

Click on the first image to start a step-by-step slideshow.