How do I start watercolor painting?

  1. Don’t overdo it when shopping for paints.
  2. When it comes to brushes, get the good stuff.
  3. Use real-deal watercolor paper.
  4. Don’t forget to use a palette.
  5. Clean water and scrap paper are your most important tools.
  6. Set up your space.
  7. Start with a sketch.

How do you start watercolor paintings?

How & Where to Start with Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Where do I start with watercolor?

  • Start with a dry area of watercolor paper.
  • Pick up a bit of water with your brush (no pigment yet) to get you started.
  • Add a tiny bit of pigment into your puddle of water; make sure to be mindful of how much paint you are adding.
  • Continue by painting where you left off with the transparent water.

How do I get good at watercolor?

  1. Load your brush. When starting out, and to avoid creating a piece that looks overworked, paint with a sure stroke and don’t shirk on color.
  2. Go abstract.
  3. Don’t forget to sketch.
  4. Find the light.
  5. Consider a limited palette.

What do you paint first in watercolor?

With watercolor it’s important to lay down your light colors first and work towards the darker colors. Have patience – there’s no rush. We start with the light colors first because once you lay down the dark colors, it’s hard to undo.

How do you blend watercolor?

To blend watercolors on your palette, dab a wet color onto the palette. Then, dab in another color, or even a few more. Drag some colors together in the palette to start mixing and blending them. Then, tweak your blends by adding more and different colors until you have the one you want.

How do you wet on wet watercolor?

WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL: Wet in Wet Technique for Beginners

What is Wet Wet technique?

The wet-on-wet technique in oil painting, also known as ‘alla prima’ is where you apply a new layer of oil paint, on top of a still-wet layer rather than waiting for a layer to dry before applying the next.

Can you do watercolor on sketch paper?

Some drawing papers may accept light washes of watercolor, which is suitable for quick studies. However, you should expect some buckling and pilling. Drawing paper also lacks the texture of watercolor paper that you can use to create interesting effects.

What are the steps to watercolor?

  1. Step One: Draw in Pencil. Draw your object in pencil softly onto your watercolor paper.
  2. Step Two: Paint with Water.
  3. Step Three: Flow in your paint.
  4. Step Four: Paint everything but don’t let your wet shapes touch!
  5. Step Five: Paint your background.
  6. Step Six: Add pen and ink!

What comes first pen or watercolor?

Do you add ink before or after watercolour? This is completely up to you! It’s a personal preference. Some artists (including myself) will choose to ink before adding watercolour, and some artists prefer to ink after they have applied their watercolour.


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