WATER BRUSH PEN / AQUA PEN TUTORIALS


BEFORE YOU START : READ THIS STUFF IT'S IMPORTANT

 

UNSCREW THE PENS THE OPPOSITE WAY FROM NORMAL!

 

Yup you read that right. If you're struggling to unscrew the pens then you're trying to unscrew them the wrong way... try the other way, you'll find it a lot easier.

PAPER PAPER PAPER, AND DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE TEMPLATES!

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete watercolor newbie there is one thing that will have more impact upon your painting than any other. PAPER.

  1. Make sure you buy watercolor paper. Watercolor techniques won't work on anything else.
  2. Buy the best you can afford.
  3. Test it first if you can.

Chances are if you're struggling to create the effects that you see in any of these tutorial videos, then the paper is the problem.

Cold pressed 300gsm rough watercolor paper is what we recommend. It goes without saying that the pads we produce are some of the best (and most affordable) watercolor paper we have used but there are other good brands out there too. Winsor & Newton, Arches, Hahnemuhle et al.

If you've just spent $8 on a A4 pad that has 30 sheets... we guarantee it will be garbage, the paper will almost certainly soak up the pigment very fast and make it impossible to blend. Use it for drawing or acrylic paint or something else, go and buy good quality watercolor paper and you'll instantly see the difference.

If you want to use our watercolor paper you can buy it here:



TUTORIAL 01 ORCAS - AQUA PENS FILLED WITH PAINT

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS TUTORIAL

Watercolor paper, see above.

Watercolor Paints: pans, tubes or watercolor brush pens.

A small syringe.

Access to a printer.

Our water brush pen set pictured above.

Masking or watercolor tape (optional).

DOWNLOADABLE ART TEMPLATE

You can download your free template for the ORCAS picture here.

 

It should be printed on A5 Paper and we highly recommend doing a test print first on regular paper before printing it on your more valuable watercolor paper.

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ORCA TEMPLATE
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We suggest watching this through once just to get the whole picture before beginning. There are a few things worth practicing an a spare sheet of paper before you begin.


TUTORIAL 02 - AQUA PENS & WATERCOLOR PAINT PENS - AUTUMN LEAF 01

DOWNLOADABLE ART TEMPLATE

You can download your free template for the AUTUMN LEAF picture here.

 

It should be printed on A5 Paper and we highly recommend doing a test print first on regular paper before printing it on your more valuable watercolor paper.

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We suggest watching this through once just to get the whole picture before beginning. There are a few things worth practicing an a spare sheet of paper before you begin.


TUTORIAL 03 - AQUA PENS & WATERCOLOR PAINTS - AUTUMN LEAF 02

You can download your free template for the AUTUMN LEAF picture from the previous tutorial.

 

It should be printed on A5 Paper and we highly recommend doing a test print first on regular paper before printing it on your more valuable watercolor paper.


TUTORIAL 04 - AQUA PENS & WATERCOLOR PENCILS - AUTUMN LEAF 03

You can download your free template for the AUTUMN LEAF picture from the first AUTUMN LEAF tutorial.

 

It should be printed on A5 Paper and we highly recommend doing a test print first on regular paper before printing it on your more valuable watercolor paper.


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