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Art show watercolor sketch with watercolor pencils

Art Show Observations Watercolor Pencil Sketching Tutorial

A watercolor sketching tutorial using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils. Artist Mou Saha takes you behind her watercolor method, sketching inspiration from life around her. In today's tutorial, Mou finds inspiration from a local art show and will take you step by step through her process.
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watercolor horse and watercolor pencil

Basic Watercolor Techniques with Albrecht Dürer Magnus Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor tips and techniques with Albrecht Dürer Magnus! The Albrecht Dürer Magnus is fully water soluble thanks to the high-quality materials and the experience of Faber-Castell. This enables perfect color transitions between dry and wet areas and enables lines to merge seamlessly into areas of color.
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Watercolor corn on the cob

Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencil Tips and Techniques

Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils are a versatile medium, offering an aesthetic unparalleled by others; a combination of the trusted dependability and control of high quality colored pencils, along with the exciting creativity of watercolors. Embracing the playful behavior of these pencils with their ability to create unexpected artistic marks and effects, is what results in truly unique and beautiful artwork.
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Watercolor art with watercolor pencil and brush

How to Draw with Watercolor Pencils - Art Lesson

Learn how to draw with watercolor pencils. This art lesson for kids is fun and easy! Learn how to turn pencils into paint with Faber-Castell GRIP Watercolor EcoPencils. Watercolor colored pencils are the perfect art supply for kids to learn the art of watercolors.
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Dragon drawing

How to Color a Cute and Fun Dragon

This little dragon has a special present for you! What might be in the box he is carrying? Bring this dragon to life by applying different coloring techniques. Choose the color that you like the best. To make the best out of your drawing, use our GRIP Watercolor EcoPencils.
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Love Out Loud - Hand Lettering & Watercolor Tutorial

Love Out Loud - Hand Lettering & Watercolor Tutorial

Hand Lettering Watercolor Tutorial featuring Albrecht Dürer Magnus Watercolor Pencils. Learn in 4 easy steps how to create gorgeous hand lettering and watercolor artwork. Perfect for beginner watercolor artists and for beginner lettering.
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Watercolor Snowflake Winter Craft for Kids

Watercolor Ornament Winter Craft for Kids

This watercolor ornament winter craft for kids is the go-to project in our home because the kids can create beautiful homemade decor that is MESS FREE!!!  You heard me right! These ornaments are an exercise for the imagination and also practices those fine motor skills by coloring, drawing, painting, cutting! Not to mention provides some good one-on-one bonding time.
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DIY Christmas Card, Car, and Christmas Tree

Noel! DIY Christmas Card with Watercolors

My little girl and I started playing a little holiday game of our own this year - whenever we are out and about, we count the cars driving home with Christmas trees on the roof. We have several Christmas tree farms around here which means people come from far and wide and even from New York City to get their trees. I decided to draw one such car and let me show you how I did it.
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Watercolor Halloween Candle Art with Candy Corn

Halloween Greeting with Watercolor Art

Create spooky Halloween watercolor art to use as a greeting card this season! All you need is Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils, Pitt Artist Pens, and an eye for some spooky art.
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Fall Watercolor Sketch with Pumpkins

Fall Watercolor Sketch Art with Goldfaber Aqua and Pitt Artist Pen®

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a sketch journal page using Creative Studio Goldfaber Watercolor Pencils and a Pitt Artist Pen®. My part of New Jersey is particularly beautiful in autumn where every turn of the road opens up a new colorful vista. There are farms, orchards, parks where I can go and draw peacefully.  Here is a page from my sketch journal.
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Watercolor Fall Wreath and Pitt Artist Pens

Fall Watercolor Wreath with Pitt Artist Pens and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils

I love that feeling when fall finally hits! There are so many ways you can create a fun wreath to add to any project you might be working on. 
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Autumn Hand Lettering with Watercolor Flower Wreath

Floral Wreath using Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Pencils and Pitt Artist Pens®

Something I absolutely love to create around the holidays is wreaths. Especially floral wreaths. As intricate as they might look at first glance, they don’t have to be difficult and can actually be easy and fun to do. This wreath is easily created with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Pencils and Pitt Artist Pens® for details. 
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Mixed Media Changing of the Seasons

Mixed Media Changing of the Seasons

Who loves fall? I absolutely LOVE sweater weather! Here is a fun changing of the seasons piece I did using the Faber-Castell's Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Pencils, Pitt Artist Pens®, and some watercolor paper!
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Watercolor Sea Shell Art

Sketching on-the-go with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers and Goldfaber™ Aqua Watercolor Pencils

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an on-the-go sketch inspiration using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor PencilsRecently, I traveled to California for an event. The Ritz-Carlton hotel at Dana Point had staircases leading straight down to the beach. Sometimes early in the morning or later in the afternoon, I climbed the stairs and sat on the sand and sketched things I found on the beach. 
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Rainbow Watercolor with Hand Lettering

Be a Rainbow - Watercolor Pencil Rainbow Blending

I love experimenting with watercolor pencils! There are so many ways you can use them! For this project, I used the Faber-Castell Mixed Media tin and finished with some hand lettering with Pitt Artist Pens. 
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DIY Back to School Bookmarks

DIY Back to School Bookmarks

Hey everyone! Getting in the back to school spirit? Here is a fun DIY activity that can be used as a bookmark or even name labels for school supplies! I used the Faber-Castell Mixed Media Kit!
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Pinecone with Pitt Artist Pen

Sketchbook on the go with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencil Roll

Hi everyone, Mou here! How do you stay creative during summer break? This question particularly applies to all who get extra busy during summer as the kids stay home. I am one of you, so staying creative during summer can sometimes be a slight challenge. I try to be creative daily and sometimes that means I am sketching on the go, making use of small pockets of time. I find that creating on the go is easier with the appropriate tools and here are some of my favorites:
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Watercolor Castle

The History of Albrecht Dürer

As a German company with a global expansion standing over 200 years, history is ingrained in the physical and metaphorical structure of Faber-Castell. Established in the aftermath of the Renaissance period, our past, present, and future are strongly influenced by cultural and artistic movements of the 18th century. No matter the era, our products hold a standard of the highest quality, influencing why our professional-grade watercolor products are named after Albrecht Dürer; artist and Renaissance pioneer.
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Watercolor Clothing Line Painting

Celebrate World Watercolor Month

What comes to mind when thinking about the month of July? Of course, we have the summer essentials; fireworks, barbeques, and warm weather. For those with an artistic side, July is officially declared World Watercolor Month thanks to founder Charlie O’Shields. Creator of the watercolor blog “Doodlewash,” O’Shields founded World Watercolor Month to unite artists in celebrating watercolors while sharing their artwork, as well as raising awareness of the need of children’s art supplies and art education.
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Albrecht Durer and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor Pencil Comparison: Albrecht Dürer vs. Goldfaber Aqua

Faber-Castell offers Albrecht Durer Artists’ watercolor pencils and Goldfaber Aqua watercolor pencils. Both watercolor lines are created to capture your creative visions but have a few differences in their design and delivery. Regardless if you create your art on a hobby or professional level, watercolor pencils are an excellent tool to express your artwork in a unique way and bring your colors to life!
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