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How to Blend with a Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Water Brush Technique

This is one of my favorite techniques for blending Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Using a water brush gives a nice smooth transition between the two colors.

Materials Needed:

  • Tombow Dual Brush Pen in Light Gray (I used # N95)
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens in Two Complimentary Colors (I used Red #856 and Yellow #933)
  • Water Brush (Or fine tip paint brush dipped in water)
  • Mix Media Paper
  • Optional: White Gel Pen (I used Uniball Signo), Black Fine Liner Pen (I used Micron Pigma #003)
Step One:
Write out your word with the Tombow light gray marker. This will be the guideline that you will blend on top of. When using a light gray pen, you don't need to worry about it interfering with the colors you put on top or showing through on your final piece.

Step Two:
Add your two colors over the gray, alternating red and yellow. Leave a little space in between colors. This will give the ink a place to blend with the second color.

Step Three:
With your water brush, lightly "pull" the first color into the second color with a feathering motion. Be careful not to squeeze your water brush too much as you don't want to use too much water. Continue blending until your word is complete. Tip - have a paper towel nearby to dry your water brush if it gets too wet.

Step Four:
Add drop shadow/shading and highlights as desired. This step is optional but gives your final piece a nice finished look. I'll be doing an upcoming blog post showing different shading techniques so keep an eye out for that!


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