Last week I was giving cartoon drawing lessons at the wonderful Pencil Museum in Keswick in the beautiful Lake District in the UK.
We were using Pentel Aquash Brushes and Derwent Aquatone watercolour crayons, which were great fun and so easy to use. The paper I used was Derwent watercolour paper which is very smooth and heavy so it takes water well without crinkling. I’m not sure that’s avail;able outside the UK
I spent three days there and drew non-stop, showing kids, and the grown-ps too, how to draw anything from a Dalek to a wizard or a ninja or a fairy. We had a lot of fun. I hope I’ll be asked back again, so I might see you there next time!
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This tutorial shows you how to draw a Whale and colour it in using watercolours and and Pentel Aquash pait brushes, which I have just discovered. you can see my review of them here.
If you are thinking of trying them out, please use the US or UK Amazon links below and help support my videos, thanks! You might also like to try Derwent Aquatone crayons that you can draw with or use as watercolours, washing in the colour once it is on the paper. I used tehse a lot at the pencil museum.
Twitter friend, americo neves, asked me if I ever used portable brushes, well I happened to have a set of Pentel Aquash Brushes and so I thought I would give them a go and show you how I got along with them. I happened to be drawing at the Keswisk Pencil Museum the week after and used them solidly for three days with Aquatone colour crayons and I had a lot of fun with them
I have to admit that when I first looked at them I thought they looked a bit cheap and plastic, but now I’ve used them I think they are great and will always have them in my bag for quick sketching. They are quick and fun and a lot easier to use than carrying around pots of water for your water colours. Good fun.
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