Hi friends, Adrienne from @studio80design here to share a tutorial on how to create beautiful fall watercolor leaves!
Materials you’ll need:
- Archer and Olive watercolor notebook
- Small leaves
- Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil
- Tombow Ultra Rollerball Pen
- Tombow MONO Eraser
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens in fall colors
- Tombow Medium Water Brush
- Paper clip or something with a sharp edge
First, take a leaf and the MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil and outline a leaf onto your page. Then, either use the same leaf or one slightly different in size and just barely overlap it with the previous and outline again. Continue to outline leaves all the way down your page.
Then, go color by color and scribble Dual Brush Pen ink onto each leaf on the paper. Mix up the colors. Be mindful of what colors will mix well together. Try to make each leaf just a little different from the next!
Now it’s time to blend! We’re going to work one leaf at a time now for ease. Use the Medium Water Brush filled with water to blend the ink to create watercolor. I like to start with the lightest color on the leaf and work my way to the darker colors, so the darker colors won’t overpower the lighter ones. Once the colors are blended and they are still wet, use the end of a small paper clip or any other sharp object and draw impression lines onto the leaves to create the veins of the leaf. By making indents in the paper like this, some of the ink will fall into the lines and will dry slightly darker and they will look like real lines in leaves!
Continue to add water using the Medium Water Brush and blend the colors together. Then, add the impression lines to each of the leaves!
That’s all for this fall leaves watercolor tutorial! I hope you try it out! For more inspiration like this, make sure to follow me @studio80design!