Do you have any pointers on watercolors? I got some paint and paper as a gift and I love trying new mediums, but it's really different from colored pencils.
hehe I’m pretty new to watercolour too! It’s very relaxing to work with watercolour paints. ^_^
Make sure you have some tissue and a clean jar of water to clean your brush between colours. Work in a bright space (near a window is good C:) and a flat surface (unless you want to have wet paint move down your paper (for certain effects ^^)
When I start painting, I drip some water on the colours in the paint pan that I want to use, so they are all moistened and ready to be used.
You can load up your brush with colour and paint it on dry paper for precise placement of the paint (ex. adding fine details, outlining the art). Or use your clean wet brush to wet a specific area and then go get some colour and touch it to the wet spot and the colour will spread throughout that space. It’s really cool! You can add different colours and kinda blend them together with soft movements of your brush or just let the colours mix on their own.
If you want soft blending between colours (like adding blush to cheeks) you should add the pink colour when the skin colour is still damp. If you want sharp edges then you should wait for the underlayer of paint to be totally dry.
When I want a colour to be darker, I usually add more dark blue to the paint. ^^ And for lighter shades, I just add more water.
Have fun layering colours!! ^_^ When your painting is dry, you can add shadows over top of your drawing. I love using blue or purple for shading ^__^
Sometimes I do the entire drawing with watercolour, but more often, I use a mechanical pencil to lightly sketch first. Be careful that your pencil lines aren’t messy when you go to paint over it, because it’s hard to get rid of the pencil afterwards @- @;;;
Here are some watercolour youtube channels that I enjoy watching ^_^