Monogrammed illustration

Enjoy the finer things in life with Faber-Castell’s highly pigmented Goldfaber Aqua Watercolour Pencils. The pencils are easy to use and produce vibrant and professional results. Each pencil works in harmony with
one another and blends beautifully with water to create a variety of hues. The watercolour pencils provide the ability to work directly onto paper, play around with adding layers of shading and finer details to increase depth within your painting. You can build up layers by blending the pigment with water or leaving it as a pencil line. The combination of drawing and painting is so satisfying, so go on... have fun and experiment! 

1. Begin by using a pencil from the Faber-Castell 9000 Art Set to draw a faint outline of your chosen letter, you may wish to lightly sketch out a variety of floras within the letter before you start painting, or you could work freehand if you prefer. Make sure there is variety of flowers and that the letter is densely filled to create impact.

2. Grab a scrap piece of paper to test your colour palette, we recommend bright and summery colours. Using the Faber-Castell Goldfaber Aqua Pencils apply an initial base colour to your flowers, blending the pigment with the Faber-Castell Water Brush to give a textural watercolour finish.

3. Once dry, begin applying darker layers of shading directly on top of the previous colour. Using the water brush blend the darker pigment to create depth and continue this process until you are happy with the look of your floras. Add finer details such as veins on the leaves and patterns, to do this make sure the pencil leads are sharp, and ensure the drawing is completely dry as drawing over wet paper may cause it to tear.

Project and how-to instructions by Aimee Hartley.

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