I’ve been blog hoppin’ again with some of my favorite bloggers and this time there are some fabulous tutorials I’m sure you’ll love. The theme is winter and you can learn from the experts. My post is all about creating a fun watercolor typography illustration and I was inspired by the northern lights. Read more and scroll down to the end of the post to see the other fabulous creatives work their magic.
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Materials used in winter watercolor typography tutorial:-
- Arches cold pressed watercolor paper
- Princeton synthetic brush size 8
- Silver black velvet brush size 2
- Winsor and Newton professional range and Mijello Mission gold watercolors
- Dr. PH Martins bleedproof white
Colors used for the winter watercolor typography tutorial:-
- Indigo from Mijello mission
- Cobalt turquoise light from W/N artists range
- Bright opera from Mijello mission
Step 1: Start off with tracing or drawing out block letters with your favorite words. The font I’ve used here is “Impact”.Start from the top by painting with Indigo blue. There should be plenty of water for the colors to blend together.
Step 2: Rinse your brush and take Cobalt turquoise light and paint the middle part of the word. Allow the colors to blend by tilting the paper and letting them do the magic.
Step 3: Repeat the same with the last color and allow it to blend. At certain parts, you may need to guide the colors with your brush but for the most part, allow it to blend on its own. I also added a little bit of cobalt turquoise light again over when it was still wet to make it brighter.
Step 4: Allow the entire painting to dry.
Step 5: Next, use the round brush size 2 and paint the trees. The trees in the foreground will be darker and the ones in the background, lighter.
Step 6: Using PH Martin’s bleedproof white, splatter paint on the top part making it look like stars in the night sky.
And that’s it! You’ve just created a beautiful northern lights watercolor typography illustration. Experiment with colors, words and even tree styles to create uniques ones.
Did you like this post? If yes, then make sure you have a peek at these as well. Check out all the tutorials in the hop below! There are some amazing tutorials that I can’t wait to try this time around!
Left to right, top to bottom:
Hello Winter Printable & Practice Sheet- Here Comes the Sun
Procreate Drop Cap Video Tutorial – Dawn Nicole Designs
Winter Wonderland Handlettering Practice Sheet- Lemon Thistle
JOY Watercolor Typography Tutorial- Inkstruck Studio
I’m Sorry for the Things I Said Printable Practice Sheet- Printable Crush
Walking in a Winter Wonderland Printable & Wood Sign Tutorial- One Project Closer
Lettering on Black Tutorial- Smiling Colors
No Place Like Home Printable- One Artsy Mama
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As always, thank you for stopping by. You’re amazing! x