Water Soluble Colored Pencils 8 Articles

Water Soluble Colored Pencils 8 Articles

A couple of weeks ago, I asked for reader feedback on future articles. One of the subjects suggested was a few demonstrations on water soluble colored pencils. What a great idea!

So today’s post is a collection of eight must-read articles on this topic.

Some of them are right here on this blog. EmptyEasel published the others. Wherever they appeared, they’re all the step-by-step demos you’ve told me are so helpful.

8 Must Read Articles about Water Soluble Colored Pencils

From the archives

How to Start a Drawing with Watercolor Pencils

I wanted to learn what I could do with these water-based pencils, so I experimented with a small drawing. This article is the first of two parts, and describes how I used watercolor pencils to create the background and under paint the horse.

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How to Finish a Drawing Started with Watercolor Pencils

This is the follow up to the previous article. In this post, I show you how I completed the under painting, and then used traditional pencils to finish this small study.

From EmptyEasel

How to Draw a Sunrise Landscape with Watercolor Pencils – Part 1

One of my favorite things about colored pencils is their versatility. Traditional wax-based pencils and water soluble pencils can be combined for a wide array of stunning effects. In this article, I show you what I did, and how it turned out.

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Drawing a Sunrise with Watercolor Pencils – Part 2

I used a combination of pencils and methods including water soluble Faber-Castell Art Grip Aquarelle, traditional Faber-Castell Art Grip, and Prismacolor Premier. Today I’ll also be using Prismacolor Verithin pencils.

How to Start a Drawing with Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor pencils are great for under painting a drawing. In this tutorial, I show you how I started this portrait with watercolor pencils. The tutorial also contains tips for preparing watercolor paper for this type of work.

Using Dry Colored Pencils over a Watercolor Pencil Drawing

I started this drawing using brushes and a homemade “palette” of colors drawn with the watercolor pencils. If you haven’t read the first article yet, I encourage you to click the link above and then come back here to finish reading about the process.

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Blending Tips & Brushing Techniques for Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor pencils look and handle like traditional colored pencils, but they dissolve and blend in water. In this article, I share favorite brushing tips and techniques for creating just the right result.

How to Fix Mistakes Made with Water Soluble Colored Pencils

As much as I love working with colored pencil, the medium can be unforgiving. When I was first learning the craft, any serious mistake meant the end of a painting—just tear it up, throw it away, and start over. (A lot of images ended up in the circular file under my desk back then.)

Fortunately, over the years I’ve discovered a number of techniques for repairing mistakes. In this post, I share one way to correct mistakes with watercolor pencils.

There are my Recommended Articles on Water Soluble Colored Pencils

I hope you enjoy them!

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  1. Denise Pittman

    I have been working with colored pencils and many other mediums for a decade. I have probably seen and read about everything out there in an effort to continue growing. What I have seen here is truly and remarkably different. Keep it up. You have a huge fan and colleague.

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