Watercolor Leprechaun St. Patrick's Day Tutorial

Watercolor Leprechaun and Rainbow

A St. Patrick's Day tutorial using Watercolor Pans!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial to create your own leprechaun coloring page using the Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine Black and coloring it with Pan watercolors.


Grip Writing EcoPencil with Eraser (HB) - #117200

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220

Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine - #199 Black - #800066

Watercolors in Pans 48ct - #FC169748

Watercolor paper

Sketch of Leprechaun with Graphite Pencil

With the grip pencil, make a quick and light outline sketch of a leprechaun holding a pot of gold. Give him a background complete with a rainbow and a four-leaved clover.

Sketch of leprechaun with Pitt Artist Pen

I love outlining my drawings with the Extra Superfine black Pitt Artist Pen. If you choose to do the same, you can gently erase away any pencil lines with the Kneadable Eraser.

Leprechaun with Watercolor Pans

Fill your water brush from the Watercolor Pans set with water.

I’ll color most of the leprechaun parts with green.

Watercolor leprechaun with Watercolor Pans

Having nine different shades of green readily available in this pan set alongside the ample mixing space on the cover that doubles as a palette, you can create many more shades of green if you like. 

Watercolor leprechaun and Watercolor Pan 

Color the rest of the leprechaun and his environment with colors of your choice. I love that the pan set includes metallic colors as well which I used to color the gold coins in the leprechaun’s pot.

I hope you enjoyed today’s pan watercolors tutorial. Have fun with it and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you if you celebrate!

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