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Watercolor Techniques

33 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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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.
Using Alcohol To Create Interesting Textures In Watercolor Paintings

Use alcohol as a watercolor technique for painting interesting textures.
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Use this watercolor technique to intentionally drip watercolors into a vibrant color collage.
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White fur is usually notoriously difficult to paint. Here’s a clever watercolor technique by Yong Chen using dry scratching & negative painting concepts.