I’ve written a few blog tutorials to help you get started in watercolour and drawing. I hope you give them a try and find them useful. Please let me know if there are any subjects you’d like me to write about.

 

Watercolour tutorials

Watercolour masking techniques

Watercolour masking techniques

Masking is any technique that will help you preserve the white of the paper when you're painting with watercolour. There are various ways to mask your painting including: Wax Masking tape Paper Masking fluid Wax Wax resists water, meaning that you can paint over wax...

Wet-on-dry watercolour exercises

Wet-on-dry watercolour exercises

Wet-on-dry painting with watercolour refers to painting on dry paper, whether it has paint on it (dry paint!) or not. Whereas painting wet-on-wet will give you soft edges and gradients of colour, paint marks on dry paper will have crisp edges and you can use the...

Watercolour wet on wet exercises

Watercolour wet on wet exercises

Using watercolour 'wet on wet' just means painting onto wet paper, whether the paper is wet with water or wet with paint. It is perfect for creating creating smooth transitions and gradients of colour, as well as for soft lines. It is important to work out how much...

Starting out with watercolour

Starting out with watercolour

I love watercolour, but it's been an on-off relationship. I love the effects it gives, fresh, artless, glowing, but I had no idea of the amount of work it takes to be able to predict how the water behaves. It's definitely the water that's the trickiest part of...

Drawing tutorials

Improving your accuracy when drawing

Improving your accuracy when drawing

Drawing by eye demands a lot of looking and concentrating to make sure you are actually drawing what you see and not what you think you see. Really, the top tip is look, look and look again! Drawing by eye is an important skill to master as how well you see your...

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