Hi guys! I'm Mahlalee In this video, we are going to talk about basic watercolor rules and four watercolor techniques basic techniques Our paper is ready Here are our brushes So we are ready to paint! I have here are six basic rules that I follow First, plan your composition we cant's erase watercolor so its good to plan your composition Plan where the highlights, details, and shadows.
If you can, you can also plan where the painterly parts will be and where the detailed parts will be.
You can sketch it until you are happy with your plan Second basic rule start coloring from light to dark because watercolor is hard to control if we start coloring with dark colors.
We wont be able to erase it and we can't layer it up with light colors like white and what not.
Well, other artists they add inks or gouache paint but for now we'll only focus on watercolor.
My third rule is because we only focus on watercolor, don't paint the highlights with white watercolor paint.
It will look better if its just empty spaces.
Fourth rule mix more colors than you think you'll need.
because if we ran out of our watercolor mixture its frustrating to mix again and to capture the exact hue and vibrance of your original mixture.
My fifth rule is you can control opacity and transparency of the color with water.
It's that simple! The more water there is the less vibrant the colors will be.
My last rule is accept mistakes.
if you made a mistake dont easily give up.
You'll never know what you might come up with.
Let's not get discouraged from our little mistakes.
It happens to everybody Even if we plan it thoroughly mistakes happens So, lets go to four watercolor techniques The first technique is called wet-on-wet It means wet brush on wet paper (mumbling.
) This means wet brush on wet paper.
Usually, whenever I'm practicing this technique, the brush I use is a round sable brush no.
12 or this Chinese brush I got from Taipei.
Big Chinese Brush For now, we'll us this.
Let's wet the brush and wet our paper This technique has unpredictable results because you'll never know where the colors will go (bleed).
Unless, if you tilt your canvas or paper like this and that the water would flow While it's drying, It would still transform and develop the painting until it dries completely.
It's better to be patient we can use a blow dryer so we can see the result soon The next technique The next technique is.
wet-on-dry wet-on-dry It means wet brush on dry paper.
In this technique I usually use is this small Chinese brush but for now, we use this.
wet brush on dry paper With this, we have more control over the colors We can control where the colors will go (mumbling again) Next watercolor technique is dry-on-dry this means little amount of water in your watercolor paint on dry paper This is good for creating texture so lets use a different brush The last basic technique is dry-on-wet paper dry-on-wet (mumbling) uh.
sorry let's soak the paper first with clean water When practicing this technique it's more interesting it's more interesting to watch because I can really see the bleeding of the paint.
So thats it! Of course this inst all the techniques you can use in using watercolor.
There's so much more The sky is the limit.
My advice to you is to experiment as much as you can we'll learn so much more.
so thats it! I hope you can use these techniques that I taught you today.
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watercolor is so good see, thats so pretty!.