Draw a Tree Branch with Watercolor Pencils

Draw a Tree Branch with Watercolor Pencils

Looking for a little bit of fun with a quick project? Join Carrie Lewis and draw a tree branch with watercolor pencils.

Draw a Tree Branch with Watercolor Pencils

Get your feet wet with watercolor pencils with this easy-to-paint tree branch study.

You’ll see how to use watercolor pencils to paint the base layers, then add further detail with dry pencils, all in only four steps.

This four-step method is ideal for sketching, drawing from life, and outdoor drawing, as well as studio work.” — Carrie L. Lewis

How to Draw a Tree Branch with Watercolor Pencils

Carrie shows you how easy it is to do a quick study with watercolor pencils and only five colors.  She also explains how to stretch watercolor paper, add dry pencil over wet, and much more.

If you’ve never before tried watercolor pencils, or weren’t satisfied with your own experimentation, let Carrie walk you through this simple project.

You love Carrie’s blog posts and tutorials. Now you can download one of her tutorials and work alongside her as she explains how she paints and draws with watercolor pencils.

Learn How to:

Two ways to apply watercolor pencil to a drawing

Do a complete study with only five colors

Paint a basic under painting with watercolor pencils

Add details with a combination of wet and dry pencils

And much more

Skill Level

Beginner and higher.

You can successfully complete this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of layering. No experience with watercolor pencils is required.

The tutorial includes a color list for easy reference. Don’t have those exact supplies? That’s okay! The tutorial also includes color swatches so you can match colors. You can successfully complete this tutorial with any brand of pencils and on most traditional drawing papers.

All tutorials are available as digital downloads only.

About Carrie L. Lewis: Carrie has been painting and drawing for over 50 years. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been creating beautifully detailed portraits of horses for clients all over the United States ever since. In the late 1990s, Carrie began doing more colored pencil work, which is now her primary medium. Her favorite subjects are still horses, but she now also draws landscapes. She is a current member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and publishes the monthly e-zine for colored pencil artists, CP Magic!