A Little Bird Study – in progress

Image 1While in Florida my friend, Sylvia, introduced me to Tombows. Towbows are acid free watercolor markers. They have a fine tip on one end and a broader tip on the other end. They are a fun and easy way to use watercolor while you are “on the road.” It takes a bit of practice to recognize how hard to press down on the paper. The more strength, the more pigment emerges. Once you get the hang of it, it’s quite fun to blend colors together. I started by buying 8 colors. They’re about $3 each. I quickly realized I needed more colors to get the effect I desired. So, back to the store I went. I now have about twenty colors, including a clear which is great for blending.

ImageOnce my drawing was complete I began to experiement with the markers. While Tombows do not take the place of working with tubes of watercolor paint, they are fun to play with for a quick study. They also come in handy if you have small areas that you want to correct on a larger painting. I am about 1/2 way done with this painting.  One of these days…


About mehrlich125

Since I was little I liked to visualize and create things. Painting with watercolors is what makes me happy now. That, and spending time gardening and reading. I love long walks, biking, and the beach. Cape Cod is where I spend a lot of my leisure time.
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12 Responses to A Little Bird Study – in progress

  1. Make Something Mondays says:

    I love the colors!


  2. Rebecca says:

    I like the sound of these – thanks for sharing the info… might just have to invest!


  3. Lovely-beautiful color and a great tip!


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