DIY Watercolor Earth Day Quote

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.


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Step 1:

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. Smitha_Katti_Earth_Day_Quote_Draw

Step 2:

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. Smitha_Katti_Earth_Day_Quote_watercolor

Step 3:

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. Smitha_Katti_Earth_Day_Quote_handletter

Step 4:

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.

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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!

Happy Lettering!


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