When Markers and Paints Collide

Butterfly in sepia and turquoise green
Butterfly in sepia and turquoise green

I have had such fun lately combining watercolor markers and traditional watercolor paints to see what effects it would have. The markers I use, which are by Windsor and Newton, have two tips.  The smaller tip offers very precise control, so I use it to draw an initial outline and then follow up with the longer, brushlike tip to add in some thicker and more “wispy” shapes. Once the initial sketch is complete, I start going over it with a very wet brush to force some of the color to bleed.  The outline stays very strong, as you can see from the pictures in this post, so it’s nice if you really want to draw attention to shapes and lines.  I end things by adding traditional watercolor where I want a punch of color, allowing it to mix and mingle with the marker tones.  Give it a try if you are looking to experience watercolor in a fun and modern way!

(All pieces pictured here are available in my shop on Etsy!)

Butterfly in watercolor paints and marker
watercolor butterfly in sepia and orange
close up of watercolor dragonfly
close up of watercolor dragonfly
dragonfly wing in watercolor
dragonfly wing in watercolor
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