Hello friends, it’s Smitha here with an easy watercoloring technique today. I am creating a watercolor Earth Day quote in my sketchbook and I will show you how easy it is to make loose watercolor leaves using Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens.
- Dual Brush Pens
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen
- Paint Brush
- Sketchbook, mixed media or any drawing quality
First we add color onto the page. Using the brush tip of the Dual Brush Pen, draw triangle shapes in a wavy pattern. Think of these as leaves on a stem going from larger to small.
Next we paint with water. Dip your paintbrush in water and then paint over your triangle, dragging the water with the tip of your brush to form a leaf shape. It really is that simple. The water moves the color beautifully and does all the work for you.
Next, before painting more and more leaves, I added a quote. Using the Fudenosuke Brush Pen I did some simple brush lettering. I like how the black words contrast against the watercolored leaves.
Once I have the quote in place, I went ahead and added more and more leaves. I let the leaves dry a bit and then added another layer on top to create a fuller effect.
I love how simple and beautiful these leaves turned out. Watercoloring is so much fun and I love using my Dual Brush Pens to this way. Let me know in the comments below what you think of this idea!