If you know about Tombow dual brush pens, you'll know that they work perfectly well as a simple alternative to watercolors. And today, I'm going to show you how to create a simple watercolor heart using Tombow brush pens. <3

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Learn to paint DIY easy blended watercolor heart using Tombow brush pens by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Tombow dual brush pens has to be one of the best investments I’ve done during my art journey. The pens are so versatile and I love how pretty look on my shelf. Beauty with brains if I may call it that. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can blend and create a watercolor heart using Tombow brush pens. It’s super easy and it will literally take you under 15 minutes to get done. Plus, it makes the perfect handmade card for Valentine’s Day that’s right around the corner.

Materials used are:-

Learn to paint DIY easy blended watercolor heart using Tombow brush pens by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Step 1: Fold a piece of watercolor paper to create a card of your preferred size. While using, brush pens make sure that the paper that you use is smooth. Rough paper will fray the brush pens and shorten the pen’s life. Draw the outline of a heart shape on the front.

Step 2: Take 4 or 5 colors of your choice. Starting with the lighter color, gently color in the heart shape. Make sure you are gentle with the brush pens.

Learn to paint DIY easy blended watercolor heart using Tombow brush pens by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Step 3: Complete filling in the colors in layers ending the heart with the lightest colors.

Step 4: The watercolor brush I’m using here is a silver black velvet no.2 brush. You do not have to use the same brush. Any brush will do. Take some clear water and load your brush and blend all the colors together. It dries quickly but you can speed up the process by using a  hair dryer or a heat gun.

Learn to paint DIY easy blended watercolor heart using Tombow brush pens by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio

Step 5: This step is optional. Using a white gel pen, draw polka dots on the heart for added effect.

Step 6: Using the black side of the brush pen, pen down the sentiment of your choice. Optionally, you can add a shadow to the lettering using the grey side of the brush.

And that’s it! You’ve just created an easy watercolor heart using Tombow brush pens in no time. As always, thank you so much for stopping by! If you like this, check out my six watercolor washes with Tombow brush pens post. I hope you try this tutorial and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram using #makeinkstruck.

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