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A- Z of Watercolour Techniques

A- Z of Watercolour Techniques
When we learn to write, we begin by learning to shape letters. We then join these together to form words, then words form sentences, sentences form paragraphs and paragraphs form stories. After all, we wouldn’t dream of expecting someone learning a new language to start by writing a novel! Yet when we are learning to paint we want to start by painting a picture. Beginners are often inspired by the subject matter, which they often ‘draw up’ on to watercolour paper, and set about studiously ‘colouring in’ the shapes with washes. Unsurprisingly, disappointment often follows. The act of simply colouring in shapes with washes doesn’t allow opportunity for the medium itself to be fully exploited. We know our arty alphabet is a few letters short, but it's nearly there! Liked this? Related Articles How to Paint a Character Figurative Illustration - How to Draw and Paint Figures How to Watercolour - Getting Started with Watercolours How to create bright watercolour scenes

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