Hey Tombow friends! This is Jennie and today I’ll show you how to make a simple butterfly using the Tombow Watercolor Set. This set comes with an insert that has awesome tips and tricks for watercoloring. You can also find many videos and books! I recommend this book by Peggy Dean! It has simple and intermediate images you can recreate!
- Tombow Watercolor Set
- Watercolor or mixed media paper
The first thing you should do when you buy the Tombow Watercolor Set, is read the instructional pamphlet and fill the mixing chart.
Draw a simple butterfly using Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil 4H. You can look for a template online or look at a photo of a butterfly and draw it. Don’t worry about perfection or accuracy. This is all about relaxing and having fun!
Add color to the butterfly with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. The more color you add, the more saturated and brighter it will be. I left a space between colors because I love the lighter space and the effect extra water creates.
Use the Tombow Medium Water Brush to blend the colors. This is why it’s so important to swatch the colors before you make a project. You can keep adding colors to make it darker or add one more of one specific color. To color the thorax, I outlined it with green and I mixed red, yellow and green to make brown.
Outline the butterfly using the fine tip of the Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker.
Fill the out the butterfly using the broad tip of the Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker.
Add small details. Details are great for floral and fauna. I used the fine tip of the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to add dots the butterfly wings. To the thorax, I added lines with color I picked up from the Tombow Blending Palette using the Tombow Medium Water Brush. A second option is to use the Medium Water Brush to blend the dots slightly. You also have the option of leaving the details out.
This was such a soothing project to create! I hope you give it a try!
If you are looking for a watercolor class, I recommend Watercolor Flowers with Tombow’s Watercolor Set by Jessica Mack.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Take Care!