Pencil Art Crafts

Pencil Painting

Draw a picture -- and then turn it into a painting -- with these magic pencils.

What You'll Need:

  • Water-soluble colored pencils (available at art supply stores)
  • Drawing paper
  • Paintbrush

Step 1: Draw a lion on a sheet of drawing paper using yellow and brown water-soluble colored pencils. (They feel and look just like colored pencils.)

Step 2: Wash over your picture using a damp paintbrush. The colors blend just like watercolor paints.

Step 3: Clean your paintbrush and let the painting dry before you change from blending one color to another color. Add other details.

Water scenes are also fun to paint using water-soluble pencils. Draw a boat at a pier by the lake, using blues for the water. Then use the blending technique to create the boat's reflection in the water. Experiment with other scenes and colors.

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