5 Watercolor Painting techniques For Beginners

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Watercolor Painting Equipments Tips The equipment that you will require for watercolor painting are brush, water, colors, and paper. Also, you will require a lot of ventilation . There are various kinds of brushes for watercolor painting . You should primarily have a fine tip and round brush around . Keep plenty of water to wash your brushes . Colors come as slabs, liquid, tube, and pans. Choose the type according to what you think is the best for you.

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Color and Paint Mixing Tips The most common mistake beginners make is mixing less color. It can be frustrating. Mix a lot of color at one time. Make sure you mix only 2 or 3 colors together. Mixing more colors will result in a brown and muddy mess. This is one of the most important watercolor painting techniques or watercolor painting tips.

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Painting Types Color Fills : Smaller areas on the canvas can be filled with watercolor . Wash : A wash gives a background and a texture to your painting. A wash can be of 2 types, wet wash and dry wash. For a wet wash, brush plain water over the paper slightly giving it a gloss. Then, apply the color which you like. A dry wash is exactly opposite to a wet wash, where the color is applied directly on dry paper . Gradients : Gradients are gradual color changes in a painting. Gradients are of 2 types, wet gradient and moist gradient. In wet gradient, apply both colors in succession over each other without letting either color dry out. In moist gradient, apply the second color when the first color is about to dry out . Diffuse, Layer, Accent, Texture : Diffusion is the method of grading one color into various shades by using water. Once the paint has dried out, you can add another layer of color to that patch; this is called layering. 

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Use of Other Materials & Solutions Salt : Salt gives crystal texture to watercolors in a painting. Sprinkle salt on wet paint and then remove it off with your fingernail for an amazing effect . Tissue Paper : Want to give a paper finish to your painting? Dab dry tissue on wet paint . Alcohol :   It gives the droplet effect. Let alcohol drip from the brush on wet paint . Crayon : It helps to create ‘resist technique’ where the watercolor does not stay . Pen and Pencil : Create defined paintings by using pen or pencil to outline your drawing and then fill it with watercolors.

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