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How to Use Watercolor Pencils.
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Last edited: Saturday, January 16, 2010
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Watercolor pencils are an interesting medium to work with in art. While they take out some of the guess work for color blending and water-to-paint ratios, they still require some practice to get the hang of. I bought my first set of watercolor pencils thinking that they would be a piece of cake to use and would cut my work time in half. Turns out I was only partially correct.

There are still tips and tricks to know in order to use watercolor pencils effectively. It's difficult to just draw a picture and then spray it down or use a wet brush to magically make a watercolor painting. This technique can really only be used with very simple drawings. Below are some of the tricks I have learned for my own "paintings".

You still need watercolor paper!

I am not sure why I assumed you wouldn't, but I quickly found out you do still need to use watercolor paper when using watercolor pencils.


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