Galaxies are very trendy in the creative world right now and drawing a galaxy is much easier than you think. You can use different mediums that you are most comfortable with such as watercolor, acrylic paint, inks, and even markers!

EASY WAYS TO DRAW A GALAXY _ Paint Galaxies Using Watercolor, Acrylics, Ink Blending and Even Markers! For Beginners
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Here are 5 Easy Ways to Draw A Galaxy. If you are a visual learning, there is a step by step process video below as well as a list of supplies used. I’m definitely not a professional artist, but with the steps and supplies below, anyone can draw a galaxy!

Galaxy Basics

I used similar color themes in all of the projects below so it would be easier to compare. I laid down shades of blues and purples. Then once it was dry, I added in black to cover most (but not all of the galaxy).

Galaxy Techniques

1. Watercolor
One of the most popular ways to draw a galaxy is through watercolor. I used this watercolor set to add shades of blue and purples, let it dry, then I covered it up with black watercolor.
EASY WAYS TO DRAW A GALAXY Watercolor
2. Distress Ink Watercolor
This is a great variation on watercoloring. I use these distress inks a lot for ink blending, and the distress inks also work great for watercolor. I smoosh the ink pad down on my craft mat, add some water with these water brushes, and then painted.
EASY WAYS TO DRAW A GALAXY, distress ink watercolor
3. Ink Blending
If you’re going to blend ink to create a galaxy, I highly recommend using these Distress Oxide inks. Ink blending is a popular technique among paper crafters. You will definitely get an arm workout.
EASY WAYS TO DRAW A GALAXY, distress oxide ink blending
4. Acrylic Paint
Another way to paint a galaxy is using acrylic paint. You can buy acrylic paint anywhere and some brands are really affordable. I bought this cheap set of acrylic paint because I don’t use acrylics very often (but I may have to start!). I used a sponging technique to apply the paint with these foam brushes.
EASY WAYS TO DRAW A GALAXY, acrylic paint
5. Marker Ink Smooshing
Scribble, spritz, smoosh. First you scribble your markers on a piece of plastic or transparency. Then you use your mini spray bottle to spritz some water on the plastic. Then you smoosh the plastic down on your paper. Repeat with different colors to add layers.
EASY WAYS TO DRAW A GALAXY _ crayola marker ink smooshing

Adding the Stars to Your Galaxy

After you put down your layers, the next step is the fun part. I place white and pearl watercolor paint on my acrylic block. Then I flicked on the “stars”. I recommend practicing first on scrap paper so you get the motion down first.

See process video:

Supplies:

1. Watercolor
Watercolor Set
Watercolor Brushes
Water Brushes
Watercolor Paper

2. Distress Ink Watercolor
Distress Inks
Craft Mat
Water Brushes
Watercolor Paper

3. Ink Blending
Distress Oxide Inks
Ink Blending Tools
Card Stock
Craft Mat

4. Acrylic Paint
Acrylic Paint
Foam Brushes
Black Cardstock

5. Marker Ink Smooshing
Broad Tip Markers
Plastic / Transparency
Mini Spray Bottle
Watercolor Paper

Adding Stars to Galaxy
Starry Watercolor Set
Acrylic Block
Watercolor Brushes (small and flat is better)

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