Trying out watercolour pencils and line and wash

I’ve really taken my tutor’s advice to be playful to heart and I’m enjoying and overcoming my fear of experimenting. I’ve had some watercolour pencils for a while so thought I’d build on my ink work to try adding some colour. 

In my sketchbook I tried dry then wet, wet on wet and wetting the page and using dry pencils on it to explore the effects. I then did two drawings of some tulips a friend bought me, the first one heavy on the ink for darks.


Next on proper watercolour paper I tried using darker pencils for the darks and painting in more of a background with some sploshes for effect. It bloomed in places so I have to practice controlling the right amount of water. Next time I’ll try the same but even looser to see what happens with even less line. 

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