Date: 13 Feb 2023
Today we will focus your attention on an interesting product with which you can experiment and have fun in mastering other nuances in fine art - namely, watercolor pastel. With watercolor pastels, the pigment is applied dry, and the intensity and overflow of the colors is controlled with a brush and water. Today we will show you some interesting tricks.
First, select the appropriate paper. It is good to choose watercolor paper - it is dense, porous and absorbs water well without deforming or losing color. If you are painting on a sheet that is not a pad with taped edges, secure the sheet to the work table with paper tape - this will prevent the paper from warping when it gets wet.
Draw a design with a pencil - it is recommended to choose a pencil with a hardness of HB, as it gives a fine outline without smearing. Apply the desired colors to the sketch. Dip the brush in water, and dry slightly on a paper napkin. Apply to the colored crayons until the pigments are mixed. You will achieve dense, opaque, beautifully nuanced color.
You will see how the boundaries between individual colors smoothly flow into each other so that you can achieve interesting new shades.
An interesting trick is to apply details to the picture with a permanent marker or wax crayon - products that do not react with water. We used a soft colored pencil. In the borders thus formed, apply the desired colors - you can make a combination of several different colors for each detail. When you apply water, you will notice how the shades blend within the boundaries of the detail but do not go beyond the boundaries of the outline, and the color is saturated and dense.
The good thing about this technique is that you can experiment with different possibilities for even more detailed drawings. Use the watercolor crayons to make a palette.
Apply the desired colors to a plastic bag. With a wet brush, take colors - you can mix several colors - and boldly apply them to the picture.
The result is pastel and transparent colors with a delicate gradient. You can combine the aforementioned tricks to achieve even more interesting results.