Learn how to combine florals with galactic elements to create a unique Cosmic Bouquet
There are two things that I think are absolutely beautiful, florals and the galaxy. Here I’ll show you how to easily create a Cosmic Bouquet using Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils and Pitt Artist Pens for details and outlining.
Items used for this project:
- Watercolor Paper
- Castell 9000 HB Pencil
- Faber-Castell Dust-Free Eraser
- Faber-Castell Water Brush
- Jar or Cup of Water
- Paper Towel or Napkins
- Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils
- Cobalt Green
- Cobalt Turquoise
- Rose Carmine
- Dark Naples Ochre
- Middle Purple Pink
- Phthalo Blue
- Light Ultramarine
- Light Green
- Leaf Green
- Emerald Green
- Dark Phthalo Green
- Earth Green Yellowish
- Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
- Black Superfine
- Metallic Blue 1.5mm bullet
- Metallic Gold 1.5mm bullet
- Metallic Silver 1.5mm bullet
Start by lightly sketching out your design with a graphite pencil. Don’t be afraid to erase and re-sketch until you’re happy with the results. Here we’ll be drawing some flowers, planets, and a crescent moon with some stars and dots all around.
*Tip: For the flowers, draw a few circle and oval shapes lightly with your pencil. Then in the center of those, add the same shape but smaller. Then use those shapes as guidelines for the petals.
Now take your Black Superfine Pitt Artist Pen and go over all of the pencil drawing. Take your time and go slowly. Once you are done, use your eraser to remove any remaining pencil marks that are left over from the initial sketch. I really love how well the Faber-Castell Dust Free Eraser works, and the way it leaves very little eraser dust behind. You can also use a kneaded eraser.
Then take your Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils and color in the flowers, planets, and leaves.
*Tip: Use multiple colors for everything possible. I used different colors when coloring the planets and flowers, keeping the colors as similar as possible so that they would blend well. And I used different greens for the leaves.
And now you can take your watercolor brush and saturate all the colors to make them vibrant and blend where needed. Also, if you want some colors to stay separated, move around your page to allow different areas to dry before going back and adding more color.
Lastly take your Pitt Artist Pens in Metallic Blue, Gold, and Silver and color in the moon, stars, and dots. I also used the Silver to go over the ring on the blue planet.
You’ll probably notice that I changed some things as I went, like outlining and then changing the color completely on the moon from blue to silver and also changing the pink areas on the other planet to purple. Never be afraid to change things if they’re not quite looking right.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have fun creating your own Cosmic Bouquet!
Thank you so much,