In this project, we’ll learn several variations of line-and-wash sketching in watercolor. Line-and-wash is a great technique for journaling and travel sketching.

Supplies you will need:

  • pen with watersoluble ink (most standard office-style gel pens work) or a watercolor pencil or watercolor marker
  • pen with waterproof ink (e.g. Pigma Micron, Pitt Artist Pen, Staedtler Lumocolor or Ultrafine Sharpie)
  • sketchbook with student-grade paper or loose sheets of student-grade paper (optional, but this is one thing that student-grade paper can be great for!)
  • watercolors
  • brush
  • water
  • quarter-sheet of watercolor paper (11×15″), or smaller, if you prefer (e.g. if you have a 9×12″ pad, that size would be fine)

Project Prerequisites

  • all lessons in the Getting Started module
  • How to Make and Apply Vibrant, Juicy Color from Project 1 (Spring Chickadee)
  • Mechanics of Mixing lesson from Project 1 (Spring Chickadee)