Saturday, August 29, 2009

Watercolour pencil techniques

Thanks to Pauline Longley (Pauline Longley's ArtBlog) who discovered this YouTube Video about watercolour pencil techniques by Tim Fisher.

It's crammed full of tips for working watercolour pencils and is well worth a watch. In just under ten minutes it manages to compress an awful lot of the information you get in many books about working with watercolour pencils - and this video is free!

I've got details about the watercolour pen brush he's working with over on Making A Marks reviews...... - see Product review: Pentel Waterbrush

Making a Mark reviews......


  1. Great tips for sketching crowds and spattering with a colour stick and water brush, Katherine. Of course I had to immediately drop everything and play with watercolour pencils and Neocolor II watersoluble pastels.

  2. Great tips indeed Robyn - it's always a pleasure finding things to keep you entertained! ;)

    I remember being shown the tip about crowds (which also works without watercolour pencils!) a long time ago by a portrait artist who told me that the thing people always got wrong with crowds was "the feet". The perceived size of feet and the actual size is very different

  3. Wonderful info, thanks Katherine.

  4. Thanks for highlighting this video! I would never have found it on youtube on my on. I'm really new to watercolour and watercolour pencils and am still experimenting. I'll definitely have to try the wet pencils and pencil-in-wet technique now :P


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