Using watercolor pencils requires us to do both drawing and painting well at the same time. We need to balance our ability on those two things to create the best effect and design possible. As how every art needs particular abilities, so does using watercolor pencils, all of which are explained below:
Provide Enough Blank Spaces on Your Painting Page
Leaving some spaces on your paper unpainted and white is so important that it properly contrasts the colors you are using. Besides, your watercolor pencils’ effect can be more heightened if you provide enough blank space around them. If you are still a beginner, you can try using watercolor pencil by making few layers, shapes, and shades with the pencils so you can get the feeling.
Be Careful in Adding Water to Your Art
The amount of water you need to add to your painting should be based on the effect you want to show from your painting. Generally speaking, you only need to apply simple strokes and then give some water to it not by scrubbing your brush to the strokes too much. The way you have to add water should be started from the lighter colors then continued by the darker ones. The darker the colors, the more pigments they have, which tend to destroy the beauty of the lighter shades.
Know another Function of Watercolor Pencils
Your watercolor pencils can perform many functions, one of which is creating some patterns to your painting. You can add patterns to your painting after you have washed your art. The pattern itself can be clothing details, a border, and many others. By knowing more function of your watercolor pencils, you can produce more and more effects to your painting.
Combine Your Watercolor Pencils with Other Tools to Produce More Effects
Don’t merely rely on your brush to get the best effects for your painting. Try combining watercolor pencils with household items at your home. Some of the household items that can help you produce more painting effect are toothbrush and sponge. Use toothbrush to create something rougher and a sponge for something blotting.
The four things you need to know about watercolor pencils above are summarized for you so you don’t need to spend much time doing lots of experiments to find out the best technique to use. Keep practicing the technique above from which you can start building up your skills in using watercolor pencils.