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Watercolor Techniques

36 Watercolor Techniques & Painting Tutorials for Beginners & Experts

These watercolor tutorials and video lessons will get you started and inspire you to be a better watercolor painter. Let them guide your vision, which is unique for everyone. Over time as you find your path, you’ll find your focus as a watercolor artist, which may be inspired by these lessons and painting techniques. Don’t forget to have fun!

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Watercolor calligraphy looks intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple and fun! Improve your hand lettering skills with these quick and easy beginner techniques brought to you by Jetpens.
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Let’s create an easy watercolor flower with a beginner technique cooked up by Jay Lee! In this tutorial, we’ll be using an ordinary household accessory as a painting tool for a quick exercise with great results.
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Explore the wonderful world of color with artist Isabella Kung! You’ll learn about color theory, the color wheel, and how to use color to its greatest advantage in the form of color schemes.
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Get a quick crash course on the basics of still-life design and composition, taught by award-winning artist Steve Curl.
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Equip yourself with these 13 easy watercolor tips and tricks, and master the basics along with artist Isabella Kung! Alcohol and salt textures included inside.
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Want to learn how to paint the perfect watercolor landscape? This crash course on landscape composition and design helps build a solid practice of getting the initial look right for any landscape painting.
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Learn the basics of watercolor as artist Steve Curl introduces the essential tools used in watercolor painting, then shows how to practice and build a solid skill foundation with these tools.
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Everything you need to know to paint a successful color portrait from a black-and-white photo.
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Go back to basics and strengthen your core skills. Practice these watercolor techniques so it becomes effortless.
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Learn ways to control your splatter-painting technique to paint beautiful cherry blossom sakura trees.
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How to use a knife as a watercolor technique for scratching woodgrain textures onto wet paint for realistic trees.
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Your fan brush is more versatile than you’d think! Here are 4 clever watercolor techniques using your regular ol’ fan brush.
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Did you know monoprinting can be a watercolor technique? Here’s how to use it to produce one-of-a-kind watercolor prints.
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Using everyday plastic saran wrap can be a nifty watercolor technique for producing unique textures and backgrounds.