Water teaches us to be free like water, flow like water, shapeless like water and so on! When it comes to water color color painting, no wonder, it’s not easy to control water colors on paper.This world is full of talented canvas paintings pieces and artists as well, so is a profession for millions of people. But still people with hardcore talent and creativity can portray a master piece. If you have not done with the water color painting just because of some fear about water colors then this post assures you to give it a try again. You can easily create an adorable piece of water color painting by following these ten pointers to painting with water color.
Pointers to Painting with Watercolor
Water color painting supplies:
- Thick paper of medium size
- Good quality of paint
- Brushes (different sizes)
- Masking fluid
Get yourself some space:
Once you start making water color painting, there will be lot of stuff around you, paint marks, paper, brushes, and most important, you would not like to be disturbed so better to have large space where nobody disturbs you.
Get a photo reference:
Art always belongs to your soul and heart, right? It must be your first language! You can definitely portray whatever comes to your mind but having a photo as reference is something that gives you more specific target and imagination that you have to pour on canvas.
Paint what you love:
Art defines you! You live it! Best advice is- you can start making it just for yourself, don’t think about crafting it to impress pals, but to live your passion and art. You can start with making simple and easy painting and if it’s from heart then this could be your first ever master piece.
Have two water cups near you:
It could be mixing of colors or cleaning of brushes, and that’s how water cups help you lot with that. Make sure to place an empty bucket to throw used water or mud of colors.
Keep trying mixing of colors:
You never know when you get the unique color out of that mixing. At times, it happens that you make your mind like mixing of certain color will get you that required color but if you do mixing more that that you will get unexpected color, give it a try!
Draw a rough sketch:
Don’t worry about those pencil graphite marks which you will see via painting. It’s fine! Drawing basic composition of final image will guide you where to paint and where to stop. Sketch smoothly with ‘HB’ quality of pencils.
Stretching your paper:
It’s trick that pro artists prefer! Before you start your art work on paper, soak paper for 10-15 minutes in water then tape it on board. It actually keep paper safe from buckling but it’s your choice to go through this process.
Use absorbing towels:
Use absorbent towels or paper shits to clean brushes or creating sky lights color in painting. Later on you can wash towels and get it back as new cloth.
Use the discard brush before using masking fluid on paper as masking fluid is made of latex and it dries fast with no time in brush hairs. Moreover, it’s great tool to use if you don’t want you see that white region of paper.
Yes, you can use hair drier:
Yes, it’s water color painting and it takes time to get dried! Using hair drier smartly can save you time but be aware of keeping a distance between sheet and drier or else it can harm paper or ruin your art work.
Top ten pointers to painting with watercolor will surely let you craft something awesome. Just follow the steps and keep these tips in mind while doing your work. You can share your artwork or suggestions with us in comment section.