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Mixed Media Drawing

Mixing different media in a drawing allows you to combine the advantages of each medium and produce a unique result. Graphite pencils, watercolour pencils, gouache and markers blend easily, as long as you apply them in a logical order.

Instructions:

1. Graphite pencils

Graphite pencils are ideal for sketching. For lighter marks, use a pencil with a harder lead (e.g. HB, H, 2H). Graphite pencil marks erase easily with a white eraser so you can modify your sketch as you go.

2. Watercolour pencils

Watercolour pencils can then be used to gently colour in your sketch. To fill in a large surface or to colour in an extensive area of your drawing, rub the side of the pencil lead across the paper. Then, paint water over your drawing to make the pencil texture more uniform and produce a more washed out effect. Let the paper dry completely before applying more pencil. Use a well-sharpened pencil tip to draw details, combining watercolour layers with dry pencil strokes.

3. Gouache

Gouache is a water-based paint that blends well with watercolour. It is more opaque and less subtle than watercolour paint. It highlights the brightness of the watercolour if you hide certain parts of the drawing and leave other parts in watercolour.  Since gouache is applied with a brush, you can use spontaneous brush marks to create denser textures.

4. Markers

The markers contain transparent ink. They can therefore be used to create a tone-on-tone effect in areas painted with gouache once they are dry. The brush tip creates fluid lines, but unlike watercolour and gouache, the lines are clearly defined. Brush tip markers should therefore be used for detailing.

5. Fine point markers

Black fine point markers are ideal for adding finishing touches to a mixed media drawing. They highlight details and bring the different media together. Trace the contours of the elements of interest in the drawing and the elements in the foreground, leaving some washed out areas to create depth and perspective.

You will need:

  • Sheet of paper for mixed media or watercolour
  • Graphite pencils
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Gouache
  • Brush tip markers
  • Fine point markers
  • Paintbrush
  • Palette
  • Container of water

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Mixed Media Drawing

Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FLG9000

Available in 16 Sizes

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119015

  • 5H
$1.99

2 business days

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119012

  • 2H
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119008

  • 8B
$1.99

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119005

  • 5B
$1.99

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119002

  • 2B
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119016

  • 6H
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

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  • 3H
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119010

  • F
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119006

  • 6B
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119003

  • 3B
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119000

  • HB
$1.99

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119014

  • 4H
$1.99

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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119011

  • H
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119007

  • 7B
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Castell 9000 Graphite Pencils

FL119004

  • 4B
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FL119001

  • B
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Opaque gouache box set, 12 pans

P735K/12

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Mix Media Pads

STRATS462

Available in 3 Sizes

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Mix Media Pads

S462111

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  • NUMBER OF SHEETS: 15
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S462109

  • 9 X 12 IN
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Faber Castell 24 Watercolor Pencils Set

EFCW

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Faber Castell 36 Watercolor Pencils Set

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  • 36 PENCILS

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Faber Castell 24 Watercolor Pencils Set

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Designer's gouache

WNGOU

Available in 82 Colours and 2 Sizes

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Mixed Media Drawing

Set of 12 Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils

FLADURER

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Set of 36 Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils

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Set of 24 Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils

Set of 24 Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils

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