Animals in Watercolours with Tombow and Brett

April 15, 2021


When: April 15th @ 11am

Creating Realistic Animals in Watercolours with Tombow Materials and Brett Brumenthal 

Join Brett Blumenthal as she demonstrates illustrating realistic animals using Tombow’s wonderful materials. Brett will first kick off the class with a brief presentation of the products she’ll be using and how Dual Brush pens compare to traditional watercolors. She will then use Tombow’s water-based Dual Brush Pens, Fudenosuke pens, Mono Drawing Pens, and blender palette to demonstrate how to create a realistic and detailed portrait of a mouse. Brett will show a variety of techniques including, but are not limited to, how to create depth in a drawing, ways of drawing realistic fur and other details, and how to utilize a watercolour palette to blend, lighten and soften colors. This demo will be wonderful for folks wanting to try an alternative to watercolours, those interested in creating realistic animal portraits, or anyone wanting to learn more about the fantastic selection of Tombow art materials carried at Opus Art Supplies.  


Materials Brett will use:

Tombow Dual Brush Pens in shades 027, N25, N45, N79, N89, 969, 990, 992

Tombow Fudenosuke pens in Brown, Gray and Black 

Tombow Mono Drawing Pens coming soon to Opus

Tombow MONO Black Eraser 

Tombow MONO Pencil (2B)

Tombow Blender Palette – coming soon to Opus

Watercolor Paint brushes such as Opus Bravura in Round size 4, 6, 8 and Liner size 0, 2

Canson XL Watercolor Pad – 9×12


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Artist Bio

Brett Blumenthal is a self-taught artist and illustrator and specializes in wildlife, animals, and landscapes, using watercolors, pastels and pen and ink. She launched her art business – Tiny Toes Design by Brett Blumenthal – in 2013 after creating her son’s nursery art. Her art is sold globally on and Etsy, and has been sold in Pottery Barn Kids, Land of Nod, Wayfair and other retail outlets. Her self-published children’s book I Wish for You will be released as a 2nd edition under Macmillan in Spring of 2022. Passionate about the environment and wildlife, she donates a minimum of 10% of profits to wildlife and environmental conservation, and animal welfare efforts. 


Brett lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, son, and fur-babies Dakota (dog), and DaVinci (cat). IG: @brettblumenthal





April 15, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm