Watercolor Blending with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Boo! It’s Halloween time. To be honest, there is nothing scary about this post. But if you love Tombows and love blending with it, this is the perfect post to learn from. Today, I’m going to show you how to do watercolor blending with Tombow brush pens.B
Hello, this is Zakkiya of Inkstruck Studio and I’m back again with another fun post after a short hiatus. This post, like many others, focuses on experimenting with watercolors.
Watercolor Blending with Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Although the Tombow dual brush pens have a beautiful blender, I love the effect that water manages to create. There are a couple of ways that you can create watercolor blending with Tombows and I’m going to show you a few in each element of this coloring page.
You can use any coloring page you wish to. I used this pretty one from this link. Before coloring, print the illustration on watercolor paper. I have a very basic printer and it did a great job printing on the thick paper. You need to keep in mind a couple of things before you use the Tombows on watercolor paper. Read all about it from this post.
All the colors in this watercolor blending with Tombow post are Fall inspired and I’ll be mentioning the numbers as I progress. But, you need not use the exact same colors as I did.
- Watercolor paper
- Tombow dual brush pens
- Watercolor brush
1. The flower inside the sockets
Tombow brush pens used – numbers 905, 985
For the center petals, color with 905 at both the ends as shown. For the highlight color in the middle, use 985. Take a clean brush and water and blend the colors. For the outer petals, color in at one end with 905 and blend outwards creating a wash.
2. Flower and leaves on the cheeks
Tombow brush pens used – numbers 757, 847, 905 (petals) – semicircle – 985 for flower
numbers 993, 076, 228, 905 for the leaves
For the flowers, color the outer end with 757, followed by 847 and then the lightest 905. Blend them together with water. The semicircle was kept fairly simple with the color 985 and blended out.
For the leaves, randomly place all the colors mentioned above and blend with water to achieve watercolor blending with Tombow.
3. The open rose on the forehead
Tombow brush pens used – numbers 528, 772 (open rose)
Tombow brush pens used – numbers993, 076, 228, 905 (leaves)
Although blue is technically not a fall color, blending it with a color like dusky pink worked as it brought everything together. Keep the center petals as dark as possible and blend outwards using the lighter color. I went over the center 3 times allowing each layer to dry to get the dark shade of blue. The leaves followed the same technique as explained in the previous step.
For the rest of the elements, use the techniques as explained above.
I hope you enjoyed this detailed tutorial on watercolor blending with Tombow dual brush pens. If you love watercolor, you may love these other posts of mine as well.(Click on each photo to see the full blog post)
As always thanks for stopping by! x
ZAKKIYA @ INKSTRUCK STUDIO