Watercolour Pencil – Working With Layers

I had been using watercolour pencils for a while when I did this – but still quite tentatively up to now. For this cockerel I did a light pencil sketch, and then worked on the colour in layers, lightest first, and blending with water on each layer and letting it dry before adding more colour. I added ink to some outlines at the end, for emphasis.

The paper is a heavily textured canvas paper, probably meant more for oil or acrylic but working well with the pencils here.

Watercolour pencils - working with layers

I was happy enough with the finished result to frame it and give it to my mother for her birthday!

Watercolour pencil drawing - framed

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Mara Dall is a writer and traveller, exploring wild, magical places of the earth, of the mind, and of the soul. Read more about her here.