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Postcard with watercolour reed

Postcard with watercolour reed

On a hike along a creek you can discover many exciting motifs that you can sketch and draw. Equipped with watercolour pencils and water brush, your drawing can even be easily transformed into a colourful postcard motif.

Step-by-step tutorial

With the waterproof pigment liner, you draw a motif as an outline sketch. A loose stroke gives your drawing lightness.

Now set the colour of the leaves with different shades of green. Mix also yellow in the light areas and blue and black in the shadow areas.

Now apply the water surface with blue colours. In the reflections of the plants in the water, of course, green is also in the mix.

Fill your water brush with fresh water. By applying a little bit of pressure, the brush will gradually fill up with water. With a well moistened brush tip you can now let the coloured pencil colours flow into each other and basically paint in watercolours.

Start with the green shades of the plants, then continue with the reflections of the water and at the end to the blue of the water surface.

Let your postcard motif dry well and send it to a loved one who deserves some happiness.

Material overview

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
STAEDTLER® 146 10C Watercolour pencil - Cardboard box containing 24 watercolour pencils in assorted colours 14610C C24 1
STAEDTLER® 949 Water brush - Blistercard containing 4 brushes: round fine, round medium, round large, chisel 949-SBK4-C 1
pigment liner 308 Fineliner - Single product black, line width approx. 0.5 mm 308 05-9 1

Additionally required:

Aquarell paper postcard 250 g/m²

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