For this tutorial, I decided to give myself some restriction. A friend of mine was hosting a 3 color art challenge where you are to use three randomly chosen colors and then create an art piece with them. You can use any medium of your choice. For my piece, I chose to do a rainy day scene since the colors that were chosen were gray, blue and yellow. I thought using a gray wash with bright pops of color to add some contrast would make for an interesting composition.


Black, blue and yellow ink

Watercolor Brushes

White Gelly Roll pen

Sakura Pigma Micron pen 05

Watercolor paper 140 lb. or thicker

Graphite Paper



Drawing Paper