Did you know the Tombow Dual Brush Pens are water-soluble? It makes them perfect for watercoloring! This is Jennie, and I am going to show you how to create a still life using Dual Brush Pens.
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Watercolor paper or paintbrush
- Tombow Blending Palette
- Tombow Water Brush or paintbrush
Using a pencil, sketch the shapes, in this case, oranges. Fruits are not perfectly round and smooth, so you don’t need to draw a perfect circle.
Scribble the Tombow Dual Brush Pens on a Tombow Blending Palette and pick up the color with a Water Brush or paintbrush to add a light wash to the background. Use the same technique for the oranges. This will be the first layer of the oranges. Instead of trying to blend the horizontal lines on the wall, I left the texture.
Add another layer of color to the oranges by picking up the color from the Tombow Blending Palette.
Using a stippling motion and the Water Brush or a paintbrush, add dots and dashes to the oranges to mimic their texture. Use a slightly darker color and pick it up from the Blending Palette.
Now, use the Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly on the paper. Add color where shadows should go and add more dots and dashes. Blend them slightly.
Fruits are my favorite items to create as still life because they have many colors and textures.
This is optional, but you can use the Tombow MONO Drawing Pens to outline your drawing. I wanted a subtle outline, so I used MONO Drawing Pen 01.
This is very simple project, but it’s a great way to practice or relax.
I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial! If you give you give this a try, share it with us using the hashtag #tombowusa!