The Complete Beginner's Guide to Watercolor: Top Questions Answered

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor: Top Questions Answered

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Last year, we released a very, VERY in-depth watercolor class called The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor. It’s basically the same watercolor workshop I used to teach all around the world, brought to you on YouTube (for free). People loved it and it also generated some amazing follow-up questions. So in this video, I’m going even deeper to answer all your burning questions about watercolor.

How much water/pigment should I use? I can’t quite get it right!

What’s the best way to mix paint to get the colors I want?

How do I get more details, textures, and utilize negative space to add dimension?

Let me tell show you!


The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor: Top Questions Answered

00:00 – Intro to most common questions I’ve heard…
01:25 – Question #1: Water to pigment ratios.
13:04: Bonus question answered: how to get rid of pencil lines under paint.
19:52 – Applying the tea – butter scale to wet-on-wet.
25:39 – Question #2: Mixing paint.
47:19 – Question #3: Details and negative space.
56:36 – More resources to check out…


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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor
Complete Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor Flowers
Watercolor Techniques: Wet-on-Wet
Watercolor Techniques: Wet-on-Dry
10 Tips to Improve Watercolor

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