Watercolors

Watercolor technique: layering

Hey there!

The past couple of months have been quite a roller coaster ride for me and my country. Thankfully every thing is going awesome now.

I have recently started a Facebook group named, “The Watercolor Cafe Pakistan”. Do join in! Let’s have fun!

So, I recently posted a painting there, and I was asked about the process, therefore, I had to post a little tutorial about the layering process in watercolors.

Step 1

I took half a sheet of watercolor paper and taped it’s sides. I started with the lightest wash of hooker’s green. Once it was dry, I lightly drew the leaf shapes with a 2B pencil.

Then taking a slightly darker wash of the same color, I painted all of the paper, leaving out the drawn leaves.

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Step 2

Keep drawing the leaves and painting the rest of the paper using darker washes every single time creating layers.

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Step 3

When you are adding layers, make sure the previous layer is completely dry before you start on with the next layer.

 

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Step 4

Once you are done with the layers, add the veins to the leaves and do all the finishing touches.

And there you have it ! Easy … isn’t it?

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I tried doing one more in warm colors as well. You can do multiple paintings, testing out the color palette. Trust me.. you’ll be amazed with every single color!

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Have an awesome day!

Sana.

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