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7 Must-Know, Widely Used Watercolor Techniques For Beginners

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Step 3: Dry-On-Dry Watercolor Technique

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The dry-on-dry technique is also known as a dry brush technique. As its name suggests, use only the minimum amount of water when picking up Alazarin Crimson paint with the Royal oval wash brush, then dry it out even more on a sheet of paper towel before lightly brushing onto your paper. This technique is good for creating a rough-looking texture, or a sparkling lake. You can vary the pressure you put on your brush, and also use different shapes and sizes of paintbrushes to achieve different results. Since this is a dry technique, the paint pretty much stays the same as when you apply it; it won’t fade or bleed.