For this lettering piece I used the Goldfaber Watercolor Pencils! They write like the smoothest colored pencils I’ve ever used. They really make it easy to lay down color on paper very precisely. When it comes in contact with water, the pigment acts like watercolor!
I wrote out the word “blend” in some faux-lligraphy, by adding weight to the downstrokes with thick lines. I added a gradient here with varying shades of pink. The pencils come in a wide range of shades that make transition colors easy to accomplish without having to mix colors. As soon as I use my water brush on top of the letters, the pigment becomes watercolor!
A few tips would be to use watercolor paper with these pencils. You’ll want a paper that can stand up to the pigment and water. Make sure not to use an excessive amount of water so that you can keep the color in control with the brush!
Thanks so much! I love these pencils!
Leah Kelly is a modern calligrapher and hand lettering artist. She is a military wife who took up the hobby to create decor and invitations for her own wedding. When she’s not addressing invitation envelopes or writing place cards, she loves to use calligraphy and painting as a creative form of meditation. Leah is currently working to get her professional certificate in graphic design