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Using Watercolor Pencils

By Nicole Tinkham Recently, we had one of our art specialists do a demo featuring watercolor pencils at a Super Saturday Sale. Participants sat down at the demo table and experimented with the penc...

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The color chart is important because the dry pencil marks look very different once you add water. They go down very dark, get super vibrant when wet, and dry lighter than you might expect. I understand this is typical of watercolor pencils.

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(filling in the sketch is pretty, but I love the way the subtle background color makes the sketch pop. Hadn't thought of coloring only the "negative space" before. ~ Belle} Day 4. my mixed media

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from Artist's Network

Four Basic Watercolor Pencil Techniques, Cathy Johnson, Art Journal

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