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Watercolour Tips and Tricks
Watercolour, much like every medium has no ' proper ' way of use. It can be applied as transparent, delicate waterworks or as opaque as a gouache painting.
Some people mix it with acrylic and gouache, some use pastels or chalks underneath it. Some people ink their sketches, some erase their sketches.
Everything goes in art, a good example of this is our great master Leonardo Da Vinci who was notorious for mixing oils with acrylics. A couple hundred years after he died his pieces started disintegrating into nothing.
Back to our subject, there is no 'right' way of working with watercolour, but here are some tips that might be of help or give you new ideas of tools you haven't even thought of. Either way, I hope it inspires you to create more and perhaps even ease your way around it until you feel familiar with it enough to start painting.
Here is a basic list of tools (and a picture, for your convenience :D ) you will need to start painting with watercolours.

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Variety is the spice of life.
Got a new job recently. Now my access to a good scanner is iffy at best. Either need to start going to the library, get one that actually links to a computer in our apartment, or settle for taking photos. Still have a few other images from my Hallspace Drawing Project book from a different series I did (not all of them scanned and I didn't realize until after I submitted it. Hopefully I'll be able to take pictures of the last ones when I get the book back. I'm not expecting it to sell.)

In the mean time, I'm hoping maybe I'll do some October/fall themed Inktober drawings this month. It would be incredibly unrealistic to think I could do 31, since I only did one tonight and it's already October 3rd (and also my birthday--happy birthday to me!). So keeping it realistic--maybe one a week? We'll see how that goes.

Because another time consuming event happening this month--I start massage therapy classes on the 13th! My program runs about a year and with the new job and classes 4 days a week, I'm going to be so busy. I'm just hoping I can find the time to read a few more books before the end of the year to make my Goodreads goal! Here's hoping.

So hope any of my followers, or random visitors have enjoyed the Action Fruit series I've been posting. It's been fun. Might be done with that for a while, might come back to it in a different way. Who knows. For now, just trying to keep the creating juices flowing!
  • Reading: Finished The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Drinking: Water


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EllenTopitzer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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erinvi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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You're featured~!

Thank you very much for the Favorite's, i really appreciate it. Be sure to stop by anytime, That would be great :)
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thank you very much :)
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