Questions and answers

What type of pencil is best for watercolor sketching?

What type of pencil is best for watercolor sketching?

I usually use an HB or a 2B pencil–both are medium hard graphite pencils. Watercolor pencils which are water-soluble can be used as well for sketching. However, I prefer to use them when I am doing a quick watercolor painting. These are very good for travel when time and space are limited.

What do you use for watercolor sketching?

Below are a few more favorite, indispensable supplies that are always cluttering my desk.

  • Pencil. I’ve tried more than a dozen fancy artist pencils, yet I’ve never found any reason to switch from a simple No.
  • Watercolor Pencils.
  • Eraser & Eraser Brush.
  • Boards.
  • Tape.
  • Molotow Masking Pen.
  • Water Containers.
  • Towels.

What pencil is best for sketching before painting?

When using a pencil to sketch on canvas, it’s generally best to use an H-grade pencil, preferably a 3H or 4H since these have less of a tendency to smudge.

What kind of pencils are best for sketching?

The best pencils for drawing and sketching are a HB, 2B, 6B and 9B. Far better than buying a whole set of pencils, most of which will never be used.

Can I sketch before watercolor?

If you are confident enough to paint directly with watercolor with out sketching, don’t worry go ahead. Usually we sketch before watercolouring it is just for a reference. While painting complicated landscapes or other images sketching first will help you to get an idea about the image you are going to paint.

Can I use watercolor over pencil?

Like most questions beginners have – there is so much more to this deceptively simple question. The short answer is yes – its definitely okay to have visible pencil lines in your finished watercolour painting. (Look for some famous watercolour paintings by John Singer Sergeant and you will see the pencil marks. )