I love anything that involves creativity. When I was younger, I always had scrap pieces of paper lying around with doodles. I wanted to take on a new hobby and decided to buy myself a sketchbook and cheap paint set. I want to eventually fill up a sketchbook with paintings and artwork. It’s also a great a hobby to revert to when stressed, bored, or just need a distraction to take your mind off, sans computer screen.
I find the the watery, washed-out look of watercolours so beautiful. Only I find my perfectionist tendencies surface when the colours don’t seem to flow in the way I want them to. Trying to build up a skill without attending a class is hard. Here are a few tutorials that have helped me get started.
This is an entire 5-part series! It could be renamed ‘watercolour 101’ because it covers all the basics you need to know.
Led by the same artist as ‘Watercolor Basics’, this also covers the fundamentals -but as a video tutorial!
Learn how to make beautiful flowers -easy to to follow.
Tips and techniques to make sure your paintings look amazing.
A unique way to paint letters, perfect for cards.
A great guide to help you get started with painting letters.