I am on holidays at the moment and wanted to spend some time practicing with my Derwent watercolour pencils.
There is something that is so beautiful about watercolour. The way the paint blends with the water and creates a unique movement and texture every time. I really admire artists that work with this medium and create some beautiful work.
I decided to use watercolour pencils, because I like having the control of using a pencil and being able to draw/sketch/colour certain areas and then add water to blend. I recently purchased a set of 12 Derwent watercolour pencils and I really like them. I had a cheaper brand and they were awful. The pigment didn’t look right and they did not blend very well. I’m glad that I decided to go with Derwent and would like to buy a bigger set with more colours.
One of my biggest challenges is trying to draw faces. So, I decided that I would try and focus my practice here. I still have a long way to go, but I think that I am improving with each attempt.
One of my first attempts. This is a bit cartoonish, but that face, aaaw.
Sorry about the accidental black eye…
Finally, a mouse and flower.
- Have you used watercolour paints or pencils before?
- Do you have a favourite watercolour artist?
- Have you wanted to try or practice a certain art form?