Watercolor Pencil Landscape for Beginners

Watercolor Pencil Landscape for Beginners

Watercolor Pencil Landscape for Beginners Tutorial

Watercolor Pencil Landscape for Beginners

Learn how to start a landscape with watercolor pencils, and finish with traditional colored pencils.

Do you want to learn how to combine watercolor pencils and traditional colored pencils to create a realistic landscape? The Watercolor Pencil Landscape for Beginners tutorial teaches you everything you need to know to get started.

Cast your doubts to the winds and dive in!

More About Watercolor Pencil Landscape for Beginners

Landscapes  are among the most difficult subjects for most artists to capture accurately. Every landscape scene includes so many possibilities, that an artist can quickly become overwhelmed.

Combining watercolor pencils and traditional colored pencils can also be intimidating. Where do you start? What’s the best method to use? That’s one reason Carrie waited so long to use them together.

Then Carrie started experimenting with watercolor pencils and regular pencils, and now she knows the truth! Learn a few basic principles, and suddenly, the combination of pencils is not only possible. It’s fun!

Carrie explains the principles of combining watercolor and traditional pencils. She begins with a watercolor pencil under painting, and concludes with Prismacolor colored pencils.

The drawing is on white Stonehenge Aqua 140lb/300gsm hot press paper
. Carrie used Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle pencils and Prismacolor Soft Core pencils, but you can successfully complete this tutorial with any artist grade pencils.

Learn How to:

Crop a reference photo to get the best composition

Create an under painting using watercolor pencils

Layer traditional colored pencils over a watercolor base

Create foliage that looks real

And much more

Skill Level

Beginner and higher.

This tutorial is packed with good, basic information to give you a solid foundation for combining watercolor and traditional colored pencils. Master the principles explained in this tutorial, and you’ll be able to use this method on any subject.

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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!