To start the watercolor painting, you have to begin from somewhere, and this is good. It’s a slow learning process, and you will enjoy with this new painting skill. It’s really enjoyable and a bit annoying sometimes. And all this really depends upon the painter’s approach. Watercolor painting provides freedom for the watercolor artist to paint easily, freely and loosely and this is the basic reason why watercolor artists choose watercolor painting. A painter paints from detailed to control painting and impressionistic to loose painting. It will take several attempts and time to get contented and comfortable with watercolor painting to learn so never give up but its worthy. Here is a short but effective guide on watercolor painting for beginners step by step.
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- 1 WATERCOLOR PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS STEP BY STEP
WATERCOLOR PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS STEP BY STEP
1.Place a watercolor sheet paper on a table
Use white pencil marks to draw a very simple design on watercolor sheet paper. A circle or maybe a square can be a better idea.
2.Place a minor dab
Now in this step, you have to put a small drop or dab off any color among watercolors on the white palette plate.
3.Get the brush lightly wet
In this step, you need to wet the brush slightly and if the brush heavily damps soak it with the towel or you may shake the brush.
4.Drop several water drops on the watercolor dap
Now you need to put several drops of water on the watercolor dap with the help of paint brush to prepare watercolor liquid.
5.Dipping the brush in watercolor liquid
Now you need to paint in the shape drawn on the paper. And if the paint or a shade color is extremely thick and staying in one place, then again, you need to dip the paint brush in the water as well as the addition of some more water to the paint color is required that is placed on your paper.
Paint mixtures versus water amounts should be regularly examined and experimented to confirm the exact water amount against the desired paint. Dry brush look needs less amount of water on the brush as compared to the amount of paint. Wet flowering look requires more water against the paint. The shape on the paper will be filled with the color.
Let the picture dry before doing anything.
7.The Watercolor paper piece will be taken, and edges will be taped down strongly on drawing board
A complete big wet brush will be used. Now make an attempt to paint through different colors. How to paint will be observed in dissimilar ways as the paper dry up as well as observe the amount of water on the paper.
8.A smooth and leveled light background color will be obtained via going wet into wet
Colors will easily blend on the paper with each other, and some of the specific colors will migrate more as compared to others. Now place blue stripes, then place yellow or the golden stripes following into it and at the end place the stripe of gold while it is heavily wet. A smooth level gradation will form when you observe the mixture that is created through your colors.
9.Let it dry till the shine is gone. However, the paper will remain damp
Strokes will be a bit more clear and defined as well as soft edged. Let the color dry completely as it is down after that add wet details on dry.
10.At first, a simple subject will be used with colors in broad areas
Sky blue color will be mixed. A tree and hills will be marked through sketch lines. Then loosely wet in wet paint in them and after that add specific wet large details on damp. As it is totally dry, then smallest details through wet on dry will be added at the end.
11.The Paper will dry
The back of the hand will behold over the painting, however, do not touch it. To feel the dampness a bit of the practice is needed. Do not touch your painting as it may damage your painting or your skin’s oil will remain on it. Let it to completely dry and flat and then eliminate the tape around the edges. The Tape keeps the paper flat when it bubbles up.
12.All four sides of the watercolor block will be gummed just as writing pad’s top in place of taping the paper down. For the beginners, it’s really convenient and appropriate, but a bit expensive.
13.Use lots of light colors as well as a big wash in an area. Before dry shake salt well in it. Beautiful effects will be made that can be used to create lichen on rocks or snowflakes in the sky.
15.Masking tapes will be used to cut out the shapes as well as to obtain the exact shapes paint inside those shapes. All the things that you masked with the help of masking tape will keep clean as well as white.
16.Always paint the dark areas and around the light areas through watercolor paintings first. The things you want to keep the white mask them or paint around them. If you want to make, a cup tries to draw the shape of the space around the cup as well as within the handle in place of drawing the cup. A great difference in precision and accuracy will be observed.
When the watercolor area is totally dried, another color’s thin wash will be mixed as well as quickly paint over it. Color will be changed as well as the paint under the details will not be disturbed if done carefully. Sunlight will look extra richer at a landscape through a light gold glaze.