How to draw a galaxy | Tutorial

How to draw a galaxy | Watercolor tutorial

Lately, I'm in love with all the things that are connected to the space and the world beyond our atmosphere. This is the reason why I include such things as galaxies, moons, stars and so on in my drawings! Thought that it should be fun to share my drawing process and show how I make my little galaxies so that you could try it yourself.

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So first of all I started with a basic background. As you can see I applied watercolors, different shades of blue, a little bit of black and used water to slightly blend it together. This way I continued the process with more and more colors.

Tip: In this phase you can get creative and use not only usual colors but also purple, pink, green, try everything!

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As I continued my galaxy was growing. If you want you can try to leave sharp edges and not blend all colors, it can create interesting effects!

I also added some splashes with a brush here and there to make things messier. I like the mess in my drawings!

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Now it was time to start working with my pens! I added stars with a white pen directly on watercolor background and black details around it. It created all that "galaxy" effect!

Tip: When using your pens try different shapes. Have a sheet of paper near you to practice various stars, bubbles, and other cosmic elements. I also used comets in this drawing. You can even draw planets!

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And after this I was pretty much done!

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The most important thing - don't be afraid to experiment and try various things! Use gouache instead of watercolors, try pens in different colors, not only black and white. Have fun!

Supplies:

For this drawing, I used White Nights watercolor set (it has 36 colors) and I'm super happy about it! The colors are so vivid and the feeling when painting is just amazing. This is my first professional watercolor set and I have no regrets buying it. Sometimes it is necessary to give a gift for yourself! I'm using this set now for almost a year and it still fascinates me. The best part is that when one color ends you can buy it separately and have a full set again!

Also, I used these pens:  black STAEDTLER pigment liner size 0.1 and white GELLY ROLL size 0.8. I'm very happy with a black one because it has this rich black color, is waterproof and I really like felt tip pens. The white one is quite good, but I'm still in the search on that perfect white pen that would draw perfectly on paint and be very rich in color.

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It is all this time, thank you for reading. Notify me about your galaxy drawings! I would love to see them!! You can do it in the comment section, or find me on Instagram: @nulaura