Use your Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolor markers to create a cute Father Christmas image!
Using the brush nib end of your Aquamarine marker brush some color directly onto his hat.
Spread color it out a little with a damp paintbrush.
Scribble a bit of the Slate marker onto some acetate (tip: save the packaging from products and use this too).
With a damp brush pick up some color and add to his hat
Repeat the above step with the Charcoal marker – only use the lightest of touches, so the color kind of “cauliflowers” into the existing colors.
This just add a bit texture to your image.
Blot with some paper towel (kitchen roll) or any other clean, absorbent cloth.
You can leave the fur trim like this or continue adding color as desired.
If needed remove color by wetting the area and blot again.
Color red using the brush nib of the Scarlet marker directly to the image
Tip: don’t be afraid to turn your image around, whichever way it is easier to color a certain part of an image (turning it around will avoid smudging what you’ve already colored if it is still drying).
Using a damp brush, pull this color out to fill the area.
Using the acetate technique again, scribble a little Charcoal and add a little depth adding to the hat with a brush.
Use some Scarlet directly from the marker to color the coat.
Repeat the damp paintbrush step to pull to brush color out.
And a little Charcoal picked up with a paintbrush on acetate to add depth.
Color the rest of your Father Christmas, adding a little glitter to his fur trim if desired.
Aqua Markers used on this image:
Scarlet, Charcoal, Slate, Aquamarine, Gold, Marigold, Topaz, Peach, Jasmine
Tutorial credit: Jo McKelvey