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The Wet-In-Wet Watercolor Technique: Mastering The Basics To Paint Exotic Fish

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Step 7: More Control With The Wet-On-Dry Watercolor Technique

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When the surface is dry, use Cadmium Yellow Deep again to paint some of the white areas left, especially the area next to the second fish’s gill. And since the surface is dry, you can use the wet-on-dry watercolor technique, where you put wet paint on a dry surface. This allows for much more control over where the paint goes, which makes it a good technique for painting details. Mix Mineral Violent and Cobalt Green for a toned-down purple, and deepen the lines on the tail and in the belly’s shadow. Add some last few marks with the yellow-orange mixture to liven up the painting, and with pure Peacock Blue paint, dot in some lighter-colored scales towards the back half of the bottom fish.