Watercolor Pencil: Deer’s Eye Study


Here is a study I did of an eye of a white-tailed deer following Cathy Johnson’s tutorial in her book, “Watercolor Pencil Magic” which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

This study was done on a 5 1/2 x 8 Strathmore Visual Watercolor Journal, 140lb cold press, using Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils in the following shades:

  • black 199
  • venetian red 190
  • raw umber 180
  • burnt ochre 187
  • Van Dyck brown 176

I used a water brush to activate the colors, letting each layer dry thoroughly (or using a hair dryer to speed things along) before adding in more layers.

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