|9/1/20 North Substation, Maple Leaf neighborhood|
That little tip above probably seems like a no-brainer, but it took me a long time of using watercolor pencils regularly to plan for and remember to do it! I distinctly recall a moment at Kubota Garden last year when my carefully drawn Moon Bridge turned into a blurry mess as soon as I spritzed the foliage around it. As is true when using any water media, sequence and planning are important.
|Step 1: Block in the major elements. Paint the sky. Apply heavy color to the tree. Spritz the tree with sprayer to activate the watercolor pencil pigments.|
|Step 2: After the sky is dry, draw the tower, utility poles, wall and shadows.|
|Step 3: Apply heavy color to shadows and activate with waterbrush. Finish with details.|