The other day @noradove asked me if I had any advice for painting backgrounds or using watercolor in general. To be honest, I’m still learning how to paint backgrounds, but I decided to compile a little list of things I’ve learned while using watercolor and gouache. I hope some of these bullet points might be useful to others!
Like all “rules,” take these with a grain of salt. These tips work for me – what works for you could be completely different! But check beneath the cut for some lessons I’ve learned!