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Watercolor Butterfly Art Tutorial

Posted on July 28 2020

Watercolor butterfly art in yellow flowers

A watercolor art tutorial for backyard nature finds!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a butterfly watercolor pencil tutorial using Pitt Artist Pen® and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils.

I have made a complete materials list for you.


Castell® 9000 Graphite Pencil - 2B - #119002

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220

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

Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils - Tin of 48 - #114648

Deluxe Water Brush - #770306

Watercolor paper


I found this butterfly inside the garage after a night of heavy rain and took a photo.

Graphite sketch of butterfly with Castell 9000 Pencil

Let’s begin by making a light outline pencil sketch with the Castell 9000 Graphite 2B Pencil.

Butterfly sketch with Pitt Artist Pen

Go over the outlines and fill in the details with the Black
Extra Superfine Pitt Artist Pen.

Butterfly with Pitt Artist Pen

Here’s what my inked butterfly outline looks like.

Butterfly with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils

Color the butterfly with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils.

Watercolor butterfly with water brush

Blend the colors with the Deluxe Water Brush.

Add a little field note to your drawing with the same Pitt Artist Pen to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today’s watercolor pencil tutorial. Look around and see what you can find to draw!

Artist Biography - Mou Saha - Mou Saha Studio



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