Christmas Tree Card
All paints I use are M. Graham transparent watercolors. Other brands I highly recommend are Daniel Smith and Schminke.
- Nickel Azo Yellow
- Pyrrol Red
- Quinacridone Rust
Pen and Ink
Dip Pen Holder
Dip Pen Nib, Hunt Drawing Nib #99
Zig Cartoonist Highly Opaque Pen Ink, Black
Christmas Card Painting Steps
I started painting with the presents. Just some nice splashes of nickel azo yellow and pyrrol red. This might be a good opportunity to use some gold watercolor paint - I always plan to buy some for Christmas and forget.
Next, I squiggled in the greenery, mostly with viridian. I painted 2 washes of viridian, returning to the top of the tree and adding the next layer for darker contrast.
I choose to paint this card rather formally for me. No splatter painting anywhere!
This should be such an easy, fun little sketch! If you want to play with pen and ink, go for it! I think you'll love the Hunt Drawing Nib and sumi ink. It's a lot of fun to do.
However, if you're feeling a little overwhelmed, just print out the tree on cardstock or one of these watercolor cards and you're ready to go with a relaxing afternoon project!
Whichever method you choose, have fun!
Merry Christmas and a Joyful Holiday to All!