“How do I hold the brush?” is one of the first questions people ask when starting a watercolor practice.
And it’s an important question because you can get very different effects all depending on your hold!
So in this first part of a two-part series, I show you some fundamental brush techniques and holds for watercolor. We’ll use a basic circle shape and also incorporate wet-on-wet technique.
This video is a segment from my Complete Watercolor Guide for Beginners. For the full video and all the chapters, check out this playlist.
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00:00 – This is watercolor brush techniques part 1
00:41 – More brush technique practice with circle painting
02:12 – The way you hold your brush will change the outcome
03:24 – Circle painting begins
06:43 – Tip for the shaky hands
10:20 – SUPER FUN BLEED ALERT
11:20 – Figure the hold that feels right for you
12:52 – Focusing on painting quickly
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