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  • Katie Smith

How to Paint Galaxy Hair using Tombow Dual Brush Pens

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Hey y’all! You know how much I love galaxies AND drawing girls, so today I am showing you how to paint galaxy hair. I’ll be using Tombow Dual Brush Pens for a watercolor effect.


  1. Tombow Dual Brush Pens (I’m using the Galaxy pack)

  2. Watercolor Paper

  3. Paintbrush + Water

  4. MONO Drawing Pencil

  5. MONO Drawing Pen

  6. White Gel Pen (I use a Uniball Signo pen.)

  7. Salt

Step one:

Sketch your girl out onto the watercolor paper. I always like to start with a pencil sketch and then go over it with a MONO Drawing Pen.

Step two:

Choose a couple of colors of Dual Brush Pens + Black and use them to scribble the color into the hair of your drawing.

All of the colors I’m using are from the Galaxy Dual Brush Pen set, which is definitely my favorite 10-pack. I don’t use the other 10 packs too often (I’m usually just choosing individual colors of DBPs.) , but I love the galaxy pack.

Step three:

Brush over the ink with a wet paintbrush, making sure to stay in the outline of your hair sketch. 🙂

Step four:

While the ink is still wet, sprinkle a little bit of salt into the ink.

Step five:

Add stars and highlights using a white gel pen.

And that’s it! I always love whenever I see or draw a galaxy girl, so I had a lot of fun with this one. I hope you enjoyed seeing this tutorial too.

Want more Tombow tutorials? Check out my online class, Tombow Techniques!  or check out my Tombow archives here on the blog.

#galaxy #tombow #tutorial #watercolor

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