Hello, everyone! I’m Danielle, one of the new members of The Art Lab! I’m so excited to be sharing art tutorials with y’all, and hopefully you’ll like what I post. :p
Today’s artwork wasn’t really inspired by any particular piece of artwork. What I’m doing today is a pretty common style of watercolor, but my sister did help me come up with this and I have seen a lot of artwork similar to this, so I guess you can say I got my inspiration from there. :p
(also, Hannah did some beautiful pen and watercolor autumn leaves in Episode 56 that I partially took inspiration from)
This is what we’ll be creating today. 😀
You will need:
- Paper (preferably watercolor paper, but I don’t have any at the moment, so I just used my sketchbook)
- A black, fine-tip pen
- A pencil
- A paintbrush
And now we shall commence. 😉
First, I lightly sketched the wand (you can make it look however you want) with my pencil.
Then I just outlined the wand with my pen and added detail to the handle. 🙂
For the watercolor/magic part you can pick out any colors you want. I picked fall hues because it is fall, and I needed/wanted to make this kind of fall-ish. XD
Once you’ve picked out your colors, you can just start painting random swirls from the tip of the wand.
You can blend the colors together when you branch swirls off of each other.
Make sure your paint is completely dry before you add the pen detailing, or your pen will be ruined. I decided to add a few swirly lines to add a bit more depth to the painting. I did actually have to get a different pen (not because of the paint :p) for this part because my sister killed mine while working on her BuJo. -_- R.I.P. dear pen. (Don’t worry, my pen’s ink comes back after a couple of days with the cap on XD)
And thus we arrive at the finishing touches. I added some twinkles with my pen. If you want, you can add a background with your paint and add white stars, but I decided to leave mine simple. 😀
For me, this a Harry Potter wand, but you may draw whatever you want. You could do a fairy wand, a book, or a vintage bike. You could even draw a cheeseburger. XD The watercolor just represents the magic coming out of the object. For instance, I drew this jack ‘o lantern later:
I thought it was really cute and Halloween-ish. :p
I hope you enjoyed!
(Note: I forgot to sign them, so please don’t use these photos without permission)