Lettering with Watercolor Pencils

Lettering with Royal Talens Van Gogh Watercolor Pencils Step by Winterbird
Lettering with Royal Talens Van Gogh Watercolor Pencils Step by Winterbird

It is always fun to try something new, and today I decided to try lettering with watercolor pencils. This post shows you step by step how I made my watercolor pencil lettering piece.

When creating more complicated lettering pieces I often start with a pencil sketch. This time I decided to go for a fun and flourished faux brush lettering style.

After the initial sketch, I started adding colors using my Royal Talens Van Gogh Water Color pencils. I applied color similar to when I use regular pencils, but without worrying about the blend.

Once I had added all the colors, I started blending them directly on the paper with the help of a Water Brush. Any brush and a little water will do the trick.

Lettering with Royal Talens Van Gogh Watercolor Pencils Step by Winterbird
Lettering with Royal Talens Van Gogh Watercolor Pencils Step by Winterbird

Next up I added some heavy shadows to my lettering to make it “pop” a little extra. I used my Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Brush Pen for the shadows.

… and there we have it!

I enjoyed using the watercolor pencils. They are very similar to working with regular pencils, but superpowered in the way that they allow you to blend your colors smoothly.

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