One of my favorite things is looking for ways to DIY art on the cheap. So when I came across watercolor colored pencils while browsing the art supplies aisle, I couldn’t resist trying them out! I adore the look of watercolor art and was excited to create my own!
Luckily, I already had a blank canvas on hand so this project only cost me a few bucks..score!!
I started out by lightly sketching out my drawing in pencil.
Look guys, an ar-teest I am not so I chose something I could draw pretty easily. Plus I knew I could have fun with colors on something like a butterfly.
After I finished my initial sketch, I started to add color.
Then I simply dipped a small paintbrush in some water and started brushing over the drawing.
It looks a bit messy close up, but the more you blend the better it becomes.
Once I was finished, I took a little Gold Rub n Buff and added it in the corners to give the canvas a little polish.
Ok, so it’s far from museum-worthy…but considering that in school I was always the kid that got the pat on the back and a “Nice try” look from the art teacher, I’m calling this one a success!