Watercolor Pencil Autumn Scenes Preclass

Welcome to the preclass lesson where we’ll talk a bit about process and supplies for this class.

Before we start…a little housekeeping

I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…

  1. Do not sell or give away the concepts from my classes – you may not re-teach my instruction contained or created within these lessons.
  2. Do not post a video tutorial or step by step photo tutorial of your own redraw of class content.
  3. Do not repost any handouts you receive in class.

However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.

  1. DO make your own designs and develop your own style! I love that!
  2. DO gift your creations made with these techniques, of course!

At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.

Watercolor Pencils

You can try this class with any brand of pencils, however know that really inexpensive pencils or student-grade pencils may not provide the results you desire. The demonstrations are in the Albrecht Durer pencils, but see the color comparisons between brands:

  • Albrecht Durer by Faber Castell, sets up to 120 colors: Amazon | Blick | EH
  • Supracolor by Caran d’Ache, sets up to 120 colors: Amazon | Blick
  • Inktense (ink not watercolor) pencils by Derwent, sets up to 72 colors: Amazon | Blick
  • Museum Aquarelle by Caran d’Ache, sets up to 76 colors: Amazon | Blick


  • Papers

    Highly recommended; textured papers that retain rich pigmentation:



Any brushes you like can be used; in class these two will be used:

Other supplies

  • Pencil Sharpeners (electric isn’t as necessary for watercolor pencil since tiny line work is not always as important as regular colored pencil work):
  • Spray bottle or mister
  • Tea strainer (any kind will do); the one I have doesn’t get lost in the studio because it’s pink! I got it here: Amazon




Quick links to share your work wherever you like:

Artventure Community

Where you’ll be right in Sandy’s pocket for quick feedback and answers to questions

Student Facebook Group

Our closed group is a safe place to share for those in all our classes who love the ‘book!

Social media & blogs

Post wherever you like to share, and let your friends know which class you’re taking. They might like it too!