Beginners to Watercolour

Beginner TECHNIQUE & ISSUES Tutorials

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     Yvonne Reeder 
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    Member Rod Fletcher found this fun instructive article on watercolouring with a toothbrush!  Thanks Rod!! 👏🏻❣️👏🏻

    https://www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/how-to/Watercolour/2006/quick-tips-how-to-paint-with-a-toothbrush

    #160065
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    I tripped over this article recently and found it handy.

    10 Essential Watercolor Techniques All Painters Need to Know

    #161928
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    @von

    Lindsay Weirich, The Frugal Crafter shares 15 Watercolour Hacks that are cheap or free:

    #168929
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    The Virtual Instructor discusses Grays – warm vs. cool, mixing and using.  Although he references coloured pencil, this is totally applicable to any medium.

    #168932
     Sandra Strait 
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    Warm vs Cool is a challenging subject no matter how you go about it!  Thanks for the link, Yvonne!

    #169904
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    @sandra-strait So true Sandra!  I didn’t used to like warm grey because it seemed so dirty, but then I had to do an old weathered, wooden fence and saw that colour do it’s magic!

    #170105
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    Angela Fehr introduces water soluble graphite for use with tonal value studies.  She uses a cake form of this product while I’ve used the pencils – either product works beautifully for this purpose.

    #170113
     Sandra Strait 
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    Excellent tutorial! Thank you for the link, Yvonne!

    #170270
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    Watercolour by Shibasaki explains Brush Techniques.

    #170273
     Sandra Strait 
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    Thank you for the link, Yvonne!

    #170548
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    Jerry’s Artarama did a live stream on Colour Theory & Mixing that is applicable to EVERY medium.  Part of a beginner’s beginning, begins with this. 🙂

    #171447
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    @von

    Jean Lurssen discusses blooms – how to avoid and how/why to create.

    #171736
     Yvonne Reeder 
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    @von

    Watercolour by Shibasaki teaches brush pressure for beginners!  This is in Japanese with English subtitles, which you can turn on in your YT settings.

    #171740
     Sandra Strait 
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    An important lesson to learn in watercolor! Thank you for the link, Yvonne!

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