This is a sped-up video where I create an artwork or sample to show how I mix calligraphy and watercolours.
How do I do Calligraphy & Watercolor works?
First and foremost, I would not have thought of posting something like this if not for @sharcoaleyes. I posted a video on my Instagram showing my practice with hello’s and hola’s. The next post was my freedom works. One of which was done using watercolor and brush pens.
What did she ask?
So yes, it was the first time that I received something like this and it struck me. That yes, I haven’t posted a video on how do I do it. Hence, this post. For the video, it’s quite sped up so for the other details, I be writing it here. From the materials I used down to the steps.
- Marvy Uchida Drawing Pen (005)
- ZIG Kuretake Brushables
- Flat brush from @Aesthetic_MNL (small)
- A paper, preferably watercolor paper with at least 200 gsm; for this one, I used my sketch book which I bought from Art Box Philippines.
- Watercolor (It’s not pictured or seen in the video but I used Prang.)
- I drew a rectangle which is the same size as a postcard (4″ x 6″) and a circle. The circle was intended for the letters or words.
- Decide on the colors that you would want to apply. If you are going to write something after, I suggest for you to use light colors or just dilute the colors with water. (Have a higher ratio for the water.)
- Start painting. I was not supposed to paint the inside of the circle but I thought it would be nicer if I did.
- Let it dry. I kept on touching it because I wanted to make sure that the paper is dry.
- When it’s dry, you may start scribbling. For this one, I suggest you use ZIG Brushables (or Sakura Pigma Brush) since those are waterproof. This is to assure that even if there are still moist areas, it won’t ruin the whole thing.
- Then voila! It’s done.
An alternative to avoiding the lines is to use masking fluids.