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Pen and Wash... who knew it could be so much fun?

Don’t worry I know it’s Wednesday today and not Tuesday; just a day out of sync with top tip Tuesday... oops!

Today's top tip is one of my favourite drawing techniques. Have you tried pen and wash?... If so what do you think? I love it for lots of reasons, but here are just a few; it’s really easy to do, it’s a tad unpredictable (you never know exactly how it will turn out) and you don’t need a lot of equipment to be able to give it a go. I could go on but don't worry I won’t (haha) instead I would love for you to share your top tips for pen a wash in the comments below. This video has no sound and gives you a quick pen and wash demo. In the video I use Berol Pens (other pens are available and this is not a paid advert) but any felt tip pen or non permanent ink pen will do the trick. You can work on watercolour paper or good quality cartridge paper (I'm using cartridge paper). So grab a pen, some paper, a paint brush and a pot of water and give it a go!

Just a little further tip test your pen first by doing a quick squiggle and adding water- not all pens bleed in the same way and some might not bleed at all, best test before.

Have fun!


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