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.
- 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)
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.
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.
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.
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!