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Inktober Inspired Crystal Watercolor Tutorial

Posted on October 06 2021

Crystal sketch

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial on how to draw a natural citrine crystal with Pitt Artist Pen, Watercolors in Pans, and Goldfaber Watercolor pencils as part of The Inktober Challenge 2021!

Illustrator Jake Parker ‘created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.’ I have compiled the materials list for you.

Art Materials:

Graphite Sketch Pencils - HB - #112500

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220

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

Watercolors in Pans 48ct - #FC169748

Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils - Tin of 48 - #114648

Mixed Media paper

Graphite sketch of a crystal

Lightly sketch the outlines and facets of the crystal with Goldfaber HB Graphite sketch pencil.

Crystal sketch with Pitt Artist Pen

Trace over the pencil lines with Extra Superfine Black Pitt Artist Pen. The India ink dries instantly and you can erase the pencil lines without fear of smudging any lines.

Crystal sketch with Watercolors in Pans

I decided to color my citrine crystal with warm tones of yellow and brown from the Watercolor Pan using the water brush included in the set.

Watercolor crystal sketch with color pencils

To make the facets of the crystal look really bright and reflective, I added small finishing details with White #101, Silver # 251 and Gold # 250 Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils.

I hope you enjoyed today’s art tutorial with the Pitt Artist Pen, Watercolors in Pans, and Goldfaber Color Pencils and are inspired to create your own inky art.

Artist Biography - Mou Saha - Mou Saha Studio

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