Inspiration: 27 Watercolor Pencil Tutorials

Inspiration: 27 Watercolor Pencil Tutorials

It’s time to gather up all the watercolor pencil tutorials into one beautiful collection! I’ve linked a few general ones at the beginning, then went by brand – Inktense, Albrecht Durer, Supracolor, Museum Aquarelle. Most tutorials can be recreated in any brand though! Pick one and get out your pencils to try it out.

Click on any photo to go to that post and watch the video!

Watercolor Pencil Brand Comparison

Comparing papers for watercolor pencils

Unboxing and swatching Altenew watercolor pencils and watercolors

Inktense Pencils

5 ways to apply Inktense Pencils

Tips for Coloring with Inktense Pencils

RV Camper Trailers

DIY Mermaid Background Paper

Whimsical Architecture

Crazy Birds Craft Together

Color a simple mason jar

EASY Peekaboo Critter Card

Color a foxy valentine card – Inktense + watercolor

Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils

Tips to choose colors

Pink Amaryllis

Cats by a fence

The Great (Dog) Pumpkin

Color Vintage Easter Bunnies

How to color a Gnome in a Forest

Using watercolor pencil shavings to make sea foam

Watercolor Pencils, Tulips – and a cute bunny butt!

Bokeh floral background in watercolor pencil

Coloring an Iceberg in Watercolor Pencils

Museum Aquarelle Watercolor pencils

Animal Nativity Scene

Speed coloring – Marching band mice

Snowy birch tree background – Museum Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Supracolor watercolor pencils

Testing Supracolor for Crafts & Fine Arts

Snowy Candy Store Scene in Supracolor watercolor pencils

How to make peekaboo shaker window cards

Inspiration: 26 Beginner watercolor card tutorials

Inspiration: 26 Beginner watercolor card tutorials

Recently I shared a “Watercolor Basics” compilation with over 20 video tutorials about the medium itself. The projects shared below are beginner level painting projects – pick one to get started with! Just tap on the picture to go see the tutorial.

Acetate Coffee Card

Artist Encouragement Cards

Pet Themed Shaker Card – Easy watercolor

DIY watercolor patterned paper

Watercolor Mini Tryfold Cards

Watercoloring bright tropical fish

Watercoloring on black paper

How to watercolor a simple brown bunny

Make a Card – with an interior POP UP for a gift card holder!

Easy Tape-Stripe Watercolor Backgrounds

Masking while embossing – then distress ink watercolor

Watercolor a fuzzy bunny

How to Watercolor Coffee Cups

Super Easy Mondo Watercolor Succulents

What to do with practice watercolor paintings?

Watercolor puffins on a rocky coast

How to watercolor with a “Dot” Card

Watercolor a set of Pet Cards (Guinea pigs)

How to Watercolor snow spray

Simple watercolor leaves for a ladybug

Watercoloring onto stamps

Mixing off-primaries in watercolor

Easy Breezy Watercolor Cards – Distress Oxide and Watercolor

Stamp with Watercolor on a card

How to Draw and Watercolor Rocks

Easy rainbow Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Background

Inspiration: 20 Watercolor Marker Tutorials

Inspiration: 20 Watercolor Marker Tutorials

Water-based markers are everywhere -a bazillion brands! And they can do so much. Below are a whole bunch of ideas for you – mostly Zig Clean Color and Tombow, but a few others at the end of the list!

Click on any photo to go to the post with video tutorial!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Zig Clean Color Blending – Watercolor Hibiscus

Combine Zig Clean Color Pens + Daniel Smith Watercolor

Mixing Skintones with Zig Clean Color Pens

Ballerina Recital in Zig Clean Color Markers #thehumanrainbow

Bird Feeder Shaker Card (zig clean color markers)

Creating Sea Foam (Clean Color Pens)

Gumball Shaker Card + 7 tips for Clean Color Pens

Artists’ Coloring Books + Free Clean Color Pen Labels

Watercoloring flowers with Clean Color pens

Wet on wet stamping – Clean Color markers

Interactive Woven Tab Card (Zig Clean Color Pens)

Zig Clean Color Pens on Letterpress Paper

Making your Zig Clean Color Markers last just a little longer

Rainy Get Well Cards in Zig Clean Color Markers

Interactive Art Studio Card

Art & Graphic Twin Markers

Related to Zigs in color and behavior but with a plastic brush nib.

Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Make a Set of Hummingbird Thank You Cards – Tombow markers

Precoloring Stamped Images with Tombow Dual Brush Markers

Faux Watercolor Hand Lettering

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers

Stamped watercolor flower bouquets in glass vases

Inspiration: 13+ Underwater Coloring Tutorials

Inspiration: 13+ Underwater Coloring Tutorials

As summer is barreling down upon us – let’s hit the water for a good swim~–just be careful, there’s a lot of sharks in this post! ha!

Click on any photo to go to the tutorial video and supply list!

Surfin’ Shark Card

Feminine Shark Card

Painting an underwater scene with Various Ink Refills

Make a penny slider card

Underwater Christmas Card

Airbrushed Underwater Submarine Card

Copic Coloring Transparent Water

Design idea: “Strip” Coloring

Peekaboo Underwater Submarine Card

Easy Underwater Copic Backgrounds

Underwater mermaid wreath

Watercolor Underwater Otters

Using watercolor pencil shavings to make sea foam

Fine Art Inspiration

Fine Art Inspiration

Today, since it’s my birthday (go to my YT channel at 11am Pacific and join in!) I thought I’d share what I feel is “me” – my fine art! Yes I do love my crafting….but where I find myself growing is trying new things beyond that little A2 sized surface! A bunchof these have only music without voiceover. Lots of times when I’m trying new things I have zero idea how to explain it…sometimes looking is the best way to learn, too!

These are not, of course, my only or best works. They’re just the ones on YouTube! The most amazing things always seem to happen off camera. But if you’d like to explore more of my fine art works, or choose any to purchase for your own art collection, please see my Fine Art site.

You’ll find a couple sections below… on a picture to go see the blog post with video!


My Plein Air Watercolor Setup: a trip to Hylebos Park

Coastal Watercolor – on canvas with a flat brush

6 tips: Mesmerizing Yupo Watercolor Landscape

Watercolor a Tropical Paradise

Watercoloring in Sketch-a-day Sketchbook

More watercolor sketchbooks

Reef Shark Watercolor on Black

Expressive Watercolor: Painting a Cat

31 Speed Paintings

Black Capped Chickadee watercolor

Painting just one petal

Watercolor poinsettia

Watercoloring in Sketch-a-day Sketchbook

One color watercolor painting (Lunar Blue)

Winter Cardinal – with a story

Pietá in watercolor (one of my earliest paintings, eeep)

Streets of Rome Watercolor Painting (another early one!)

Ink Painting

Ink and Bleach CItyscape

Copic marker

Copic Marker Tulip

Drawing Scrat in Copic Marker

Tribute Drawing: Robin Williams

Drawing a Copic sundae

Copics on Yupo paper

Betta Fish

Drawing T-Rex

Copic Poinsettia Sketch


Copic Spring Bokeh

Lion drawing, Copic marker

Spring Hedgehog in Copic Marker

Drawing Mannie the Cat

Neytiri from Avatar

Drawing King T’Challa in Wakanda: Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Colored Pencil

Autumn scene in colored pencil

Drawing Transparent Jellyfish on Black paper

Santa’s View – flyover

Watercolor Pencil

Drawing Magical Castles


Drawing a parrot in oil pastels

Inspiration: 26+ Implied Line (No Line Coloring) Tutorials

Inspiration: 26+ Implied Line (No Line Coloring) Tutorials

The “no line” look can be done with about any medium; you just need to have an ink that will “disappear.” I love the no-line ink from Ink on Three for all three of the mediums below; sometimes I use distress or distress oxides for watercolor if I want the lines to fully wash out.

You can also try “second generation” stamping – stamp once on scrap, then again without reinking on your main paper. That should give you a tinted look to the stamp lines. Be careful that whatever ink you use, it doesn’t bleed with the medium. Test appropriately!

Posts below are collected by medium. Click on any photo to go to the post with video tutorial.

No-line Copic coloring animals (plus a little MISTI trick)

Inks for no-line coloring (several mediums)

Copic Marker

First, let’s prove I was doing no-line coloring in January of 2016 before the craze…

Shiny Metallic Robots in Copic marker

Coloring a no-line Golf Cart Card

Coloring a realistic bee – no line copic + pencil

Draw a crate for a fuzzy little pet

No-line coloring a girl: Copic on Kraft with Colored Pencil

No Line Copic Hack: Adding Graphite Pencil Accents

No-line motion with pull-tab sentiment

Forgiving and easy no-line background technique

No-line coloring on colored paper

No-Line Copic Fall Flowers

Copic Bouquets

No line copic vs watercolor

Creating teeny tiny No line works of art

The Human Rainbow: Hair + Masks

Coloring a realistic bee


No-Line watercolor flowers

No-Line Watercolor Mermaid Card

Watercolor a No Line Hedgehog Card

Colored Pencil

Customize a bird stamp

Clean and Simple No Line Valentines

Dutch Rabbit Family

How to no-line color a teeny tiny koala

Storybook No Line Coloring: woodland critters

The last camel

Choosing colors for depth – no line vs black line