My First Watercolor Burst Attempt

So I was browsing watercolor techniques last night because I really want to get into that more. I love how “quick” watercolor fills pages and how much you can play with the color tones and intencities even with a very simple pallet.

Well… last night I *tired* to water color this drawing but it didn’t work out because I was not using watercolor paper… whoops…

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Ready to Learn!

So Today I wanted to try again. I based this particular exercise on Watercolor Burst technique. This tutorial resonated with me. I liked the lettering (even if she uses a stamp) and rainbow colors. It looked fairly simple to follow along, so why not. I can do that!  

Ready for Color!


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I’ve been working really hard on developing a lettering style that I like and feels natural to me. Starting to feel like I’m getting the hang of it, however I still do pencil first, then marker, then add in thickness in diff areas. Today I used my Neuland Fine One Brush Tipped Outliner because I was feeling artsy.

After I finished my lettering I started feeling pretty adventurous and decided to Periscope (live video) my attempt. So if you would like to watch me painting, here is the Katch Me video (that’s where you can find all my old Periscope videos)!  I used my Moleskine watercolor journal and my Koi Field Sketch Set.

Here’s my painting! I think it looks alright. I bet it will be even nicer once it’s fully dry :)


Hope that was fun to watch!


2 Comments on My First Watercolor Burst Attempt

  1. Ellen
    February 20, 2016 at 11:05 pm (3 years ago)

    What type of paintbrush/marker brush are you using to dip in the paint

    • LilianaB
      February 21, 2016 at 6:03 am (3 years ago)

      Ellen, I’m using the pen brush that comes with the Koi Water Colors Field Sketch Set. It’s linked withing the post :) pretty nifty little thing! Just squeeze out the water as you go!


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