Coloring and shading with watercolor pencils is similar to the process used with regular colored pencils. It is the addition of a light coat of water as the final step that gives the image the texture of watercolors.
- Sketch a picture
Using a drawing pencil or charcoal, make a light sketch of an image. It is not necessary to add too much detail; a rough outline is generally sufficient.
- Color and shade
Lightly and evenly color the image with watercolor pencils. Add patches of lighter and darker colors to create shadows and highlights on the image.
- Spray with water
Spray the image with a fine mist of water from a spray bottle. Brush it lightly with a paintbrush to blend the colors.