How to Paint Watercolor Galaxy Crystals


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Painting a watercolor galaxy is such a fun technique, and painting them in little crystal clusters is absolutely dreamy! Geometric crystals are so fun to draw and much more simple than you might think! This fun craft is easy for all skill levels and great for beginners.

How to Paint Watercolor Galaxy Crystals!

Painting a watercolor galaxy is such a fun technique, and painting them in little crystal clusters is absolutely dreamy! Geometric crystals are so fun to draw and much more simple than you might think! This fun craft is easy for all skill levels and great for beginners.

Painting a watercolor galaxy is such a fun technique, and painting them in little crystal clusters is absolutely dreamy! Geometric crystals are so fun to draw and much more simple than you might think! This fun craft is easy for all skill levels and great for beginners.

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I love crystals. When I was little, I wanted all the shiny rocks, sparkly crystals and faceted jewels! Okay, actually, nothing has changed. I also really love all things galaxy--so these are the perfect combination!

Learn to paint watercolor galaxy crystals in a few easy steps.

I love how these look iridescent too! They would look great with some glitter or even a coat of shimmery nail polish over the top.

Painting a watercolor galaxy is such a fun technique, and painting them in little crystal clusters is absolutely dreamy! Geometric crystals are so fun to draw and much more simple than you might think! This fun craft is easy for all skill levels and great for beginners.

Supplies Needed for Watercolor Galaxy Crystal Art:

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Watercolor Paper (cut into 6 x 4.5")
Pencil
Tombow Dual Brush Pens (555, 452, 133, N15)


Supplies needed for painting watercolor galaxy crystals: Tombow dual brush pens, glue pen, water brush, fudenosuke pen and pencil...and of course, watercolor paper.

Step 1: How to Draw Crystals

Begin by drawing a kite shaped diamond with a tiny flat bottom. Then draw a line across from point to point. Then draw facet lines from the top point to the cross line, then down to the bottom point. Finish off the crystals with a variety of simple shapes in a cluster.

How to draw crystal clusters in 4 easy steps.

Step 2: Draw Crystals on Watercolor Paper

Draw a cluster of crystals on the watercolor paper with the instructions above.

Sketch a crystal cluster with pencil on watercolor paper.

Then use the mono eraser and lightly erase the lines...just erase them enough to still be able to see them.

Lightly erase lines on the watercolor paper with the MONO eraser.

Step 3: Trace the Crystals with Glue Pen

Now use the Tombow Glue Pen and outline the lines of the crystals and little stars, then let the glue dry completely. The glue pen acts as a watercolor resist, leaving a white line and a cool effect for the crystals.

Use the glue pen as a watercolor resist for the watercolor galaxy crystals.

Step 4: Color the Galaxy

Now add color with the Dual Brush Pens using little scribbles, starting with the lightest colors then darker colors.

Use the Tombow Dual Brush pens to add color to the crystal cluster

These little studies are small and don't need much color. 

Use the Tombow Dual Brush pens to add color to the crystal cluster

Step 5: Blend the Color with the Water Brush

Now blend the colors with the water brush starting with the lightest color and blending outward to the darker colors.

Blend the Tombow Dual Brush pens with the water brush to make the crystal cluster a galaxy.

Blend a little shadow below the crystals if desired. Then set it aside and let it dry completely.

How to paint watercolor galaxy crystals for beginners

Trust me, after doing one, you'll be hooked all day!

How to paint watercolor galaxy crystals for beginners

Try out some different colors and figure out your favorite combinations.

How to paint watercolor galaxy crystals for beginners

Repeat the process of blending colors with the water brush. 

How to paint watercolor galaxy crystals for beginners

Which color combination is your favorite?

How to paint watercolor galaxy crystals for beginners

After you get comfortable with drawing crystals the way I illustrated above, try your hand at different shapes, faceted diamonds and little star bits.

How to paint watercolor galaxy crystals for beginners

 I love this rainbow cluster...it just worked like magic! I used bright pink and yellow and got fabulous shades of orange.

How to paint watercolor galaxy crystals for beginners by Doodlecraft

I love how these turned out. I'll be painting more of these all weekend!

Iridescent, rainbow, shimmery galaxy watercolored in crystal shapes for the perfect little pieces of art.

Super simple, right!? Do you feel confident enough to try out this fun technique? Please say yes! Share you pictures on instagram and tag @doodlecraft so I can cheer you on!

How to draw and paint watercolor galaxy crystal clusters.

Step 6: Add some Hand Lettering

Finish off these little pieces of art with a hand lettered note using the Fudenosuke Pen. Some positive vibes for those lucky enough to find these.

Painting a watercolor galaxy is such a fun technique, and painting them in little crystal clusters is absolutely dreamy! Geometric crystals are so fun to draw and much more simple than you might think! This fun craft is easy for all skill levels and great for beginners.

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Painting a watercolor galaxy is such a fun technique, and painting them in little crystal clusters is absolutely dreamy! Geometric crystals are so fun to draw and much more simple than you might think! This fun craft is easy for all skill levels and great for beginners.




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