How to Paint Crystals with Watercolor Pencils | Suzanne Kurilla | Skillshare

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How to Paint Crystals with Watercolor Pencils

teacher avatar Suzanne Kurilla, Watercolor & Acrylic Artist

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3 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Crystals Intro

    • 2. Drawing Crystals and Color Placement

    • 3. Adding Water and Details

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In this class, I will show you how to draw each crystal step by step and then add water to the watercolor pencils. If you only have regular watercolor paints that's ok too! The drawing portion is very basic and easy to follow. I will show you how to create depth and dimension with your colors and shading for an awesome 3D effect. This class is great for artists of any level. Also, I will walk you through what you need to get started for supplies and give you tips on how to expand your watercolor skills. I have included drawing samples in the class project area. You can download the file if needed. 


  • Watercolor Pencils - Fantasia (Brand)
  • Watercolor Paper - Strathmore 140 lb.¬†coldpress
  • Water
  • Rag/Paper Towel
  • Brushes

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Suzanne Kurilla

Watercolor & Acrylic Artist






    Some areas I specialize in are Watercolor & Acrylic Painting. I have worked with adults of various ages and artistic levels. I enjoy creating content and helping others on their creative journey.

You can find my work on Instagram and FREE mini-tutorials on YOUTUBE, ArtwithSuzanne!
Also, l have Art prints for purchase and more in my Society6 shop.  

Now on TikTok, mini tutorials, Artwithsuzanne. 

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1. Crystals Intro: thank you so much for joining in today, and in today's class, I will be going over how to draw some crystals in water colors. I used the pencils, but if you have just regular watercolors, that's OK as well. I will do the drawing demonstration and then show you how to shade and fill everything and step by step and you can see that I used many different colors there, and it's nice and bright, and there's some other supplies there that I will go over as well. 2. Drawing Crystals and Color Placement: and first up, we're going to get started withdrawing out so of the geometric shapes for the crystals. And I'm gonna do this step by step really slow so you can follow along for this particular demonstration. I will be using a regular pencil first. But if you want into, skip that and just go ahead with your water colored pencils. You can do that, too, and feel free to either use a ruler or some sort of a straight edge or Ukraine. Just freehand it. - Now that you have your outline for each of your crystals, we're going to start to add some lines on the insides of each one to create the dimension and reflection to make them look more three D. And now we're going to take it one crystal at a time, and you can start to add your light, medium and darks for whatever colors you chose. There. I chose a lot of like pink and purple and blues 3. Adding Water and Details : and now I'm going to start in with some of the water and just add a little bit at a time. And always remember, if you are doing this, try not to do anything that's next to each other because you don't want the colors to run into each other. So if you want to keep everything like nice and clean and crisp, so you're going to do a certain section and then skip, skip over a little piece and then go on to the next one. So think of it as like dry, wet, dry, wet. Just so nothing will, um, bleed together once you reach a certain point of skipping around in doing as much as you can, then take about staying at least a 20 or 30 minute break so everything can fully dry and then you can come back to you know your picture here and finished filling in all your colors. Okay, thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and be sure to check back for more