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 Boat Reflection Watercolour Pencils

  STAGE BY STAGE

This project is a very simple exercise in reflection, using watercolour pencils.
   

Essential Supplies

The items you will need to complete this scene are as follows:-

Watercolour Paint
 
Watercolour Pencil x24

Brushes
 
No.8 Round
3/4" Wash brush

 

 

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Reflections using watercolour pencils couldnít be simpler. For this little boat I used raw umber, blue-grey and a touch of black and then repeated the colours underneath.

Stroke over with a wet brush to make this into a painting, leaving a few areas dry as just pencil. This is a clever way of producing hard areas and adding a little bit of depth to the painting.

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Notice at this stage that I didnít wet the reflection, I simply left this as watercolour pencil drawing. Now with a tiny touch of ultramarine blue stroking the pencil with my wet brush, simply stroke through the lot.
Don't be scared, just stroke straight through your pencil drawing.

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If you're quick with your strokes you won't disturb too much of your under drawing. Therefore leaving a fairly strong reflection, now what could be simpler than that.
And there we go, a perfect reflection.

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