Bullet Journal: July 2020

Here's July's cover page, calendar layout and weekly goals spread on my bullet journal. This month theme is the beach! We've been playing to Animal Crossing New Horizons game on our Nintendo Switch and maybe you can see how I was inspired with the game aesthetic to paint these spread on my BuJo!I painted these spreads with watercolors pencils as usual.I hope you enjoy this process video!Music by @bensound

Bullet Journal: July 20202020-06-29T07:34:48+00:00

Bullet Journal: Face Masks Spread

Spread Love Not Virus quote on my bullet journal! Witch face mask you would wear? My favorites are the one with the bees and the one with the city illustration.I color my bullet journal with markers and watercolor pencils.Please let me know if you find it useful! And if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment

Bullet Journal: Face Masks Spread2020-05-21T23:49:06+00:00

How to use watercolor pencils

Watercolor pencils are my favorite medium at the moment, I love them for their versatility and portability, I take them everywhere with me and I paint with them on my Bullet Journal daily.It is a unique, amazing medium, specially for a beginner. If you like watercolor paint you should definitively try it!If you are interested have a look at my Skillshare classes "How to use Watercolor Pencils" & "How to use Watercolor Pencils: Color Theory" These pencils are a combination between normal colored pencils and watercolor paint, and as with regular pencils we're able to blend and create depth and also work on the details of our art.Watch at the end of this post the step by stepFloral Wreath Tutorial (click here) Creative Tip: Use watercolor pencils as portable paint by rubbing the tip of the pencil to a wet brush to apply the pigment and then use as normal watercolor paint. What Kind of Paper is Best? The pencil strokes allow us to show texture while still providing a watercolor paint effect, the end result is gorgeous. With so little effort we can cover a larger area of the paper more easily than typical colored pencils.And even thought we don’t need that much water to activate the paint, the best paper for this medium is watercolor paper because it will hold up to water and re-working whereas other paper will not. The pigments will run better on watercolor paper so it will be easier to blend the colors without compromise the integrity of the paper. Dry pencil on dry paper This is the most obvious and simple way of using watercolor pencils: With a dry pencil apply a layer of pigment on your paper, try not to use too much pressure on your pencil strokes; and then with a wet brush or a brush pen apply water and see how the vibrant colors apear before your eyes. How to apply water? This is where you can get creative! To activate the pigment on the paper you can use a wet brush or a brush pen. This will create a smooth look to the painting. To create a unique texture you can use your finger or even a sponge. And finally to wet the pigment evenly you can use a sprayer to create a splatter look Wet pencil on dry paper This technique is best to work on the details of your watercolor artwork: dip the tip of your pencil on water and then draw on dry paper. As we activate the pigment on the pencil before drawing , the color will come out vibrant and you'll have more control over the details than you'll have with a bush. Dry pencil on wet paper After drawing your designs on a wet surface, use a wet brush to overlay the lines with water. You’ll see the lines become [...]

How to use watercolor pencils2021-05-09T01:28:47+00:00

Cute Kawaii Drawings

Here's my latest obsession: Cute Kawaii Drawings!!!These little adorable illustrations are a part of Japanese pop culture, their principal characteristic is the cuteness of course!The rounded simplify shape, childlike expression and positive character personality are hallmarks of one of the cutest forms of art there is. I love them! I bought this Kawaii Unicorns Drawings book for my 6 years old daughter, that loves to draw too, at the beginning of the Covid19 sanitary crisis on march 2020 here in France. And let me tell that it has been a huge source of inspiration for both of us!Please let me know if you find it useful! And if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment!Emilia

Cute Kawaii Drawings2020-04-27T15:39:23+00:00

Bullet Journal: Earth Day 2020

Happy Earth Day 2020! Stay safe and stay home! I colored this drawing with my favorites watercolor pencils. Please let me know if you find it useful! And if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment.

Bullet Journal: Earth Day 20202020-04-27T13:35:33+00:00

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