As the title says. I have experience with drawing and digital painting, just want some resources for starting out in the watercolor medium. I bought a cotman watercolor set and some watercolor paper just today.
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner added watercolors to ferrofluid and then placed them on top of a magnetic field.
This whole music video is made by ~2000 individually painted watercolor pictures
I_hug_cephalopods: General answer: Search youtube for watercolor tutorials, find the artwork you like best in the thumbnail, watch that tutorial. 🙂
Specific answer: I really like [Alphonso Dunn’s videos](https://www.youtube.com/user/LighterNoteProd/videos). He has a bunch on both actually painting objects and theory/watercolor techniques.
pokeyokemon: Just started trying to learn myself. I recommend trying going on instagram and following a bunch of people whose style you like. Lots of people will answer questions about technique there.
On Youtube, I’m going between The Mind of Watercolor, Peter Sheeler, Ken Hobson, Maria Raczynska, Tim Wilmot and a few others.
Seconding Alphonso Dunn, he’s really great.
NightingaleY: Practice and testing it, get the right paper for it too, you have to prewash the paper with water first. Every stroke shows. Even overlapped. Watercolor pencils, test colors on a sheet of paper first, you can mix colors. GL have fun!
NightingaleY: I mean you already have art experience, so just go with the flow. If you sketch it first, you can transfer with charcoal, it’ll have a black outline though
NightingaleY: This might’ve been my first watercolor ( not Chinese) at a community center. Definitely my first piece there, in 2013 ish, when I was in 9/10 the grade
IAmSecretlyPizza: Go to your local library! See if they have “Artist’s Painting Techniques”
ileisen: There is an awesome sub called r/watercolor101 thy have a lot of helpful links and tips!
basic_c: Watercolor is one of the hardest mediums to learn tbh. The fact that there’s zero comprehensive online courses in English doesn’t help either. I took super expensive courses (in a different language), learned some techniques and finished up abandoning it all together, because I just don’t have patience for it and I don’t like the aesthetic side of watercolor any more. It seems easy but the balance between water/pigment, brushes, paper, quality of the pigments – everything matters. And then there is the technique. I would recommend to take classes from Amaryllis on Skillshare. Also, what exactly are you trying to draw with watercolors?
Milky Way watercolor painting