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Watercolor Painting Tips for Beginners

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This PPT helps to for beginners,that easily adopt the enviornment and tips to water color painting.

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  • 1. Watercolor Painting Tipsfor Beginners

2. OverviewsFrom a technical point of view, learning to use watercoloris simple: add water to the paint, put brush on paper, andyou're painting. It's the beginning of an exciting andintriguing artistic journey. These 10 watercolor paintingtips will help you avoid basic mistakes and get betterresults right from the start. 3. Watercolors Dry LighterWith watercolor paint, a color will always look moreintense (stronger and darker) when it is wet. A color willalways be lighter and paler when dry. 4. Test a Color FirstWatercolor paint dries very fast, so test a color on a scrapof paper or on the edge of your painting before using it.That way you'll know whether it's the hue and/or toneyou're after. 5. Dry Watercolor Remains SolubleEven once watercolor paint has dried, it remains watersoluble. You can re-wet the dried paint with water on abrush and it will 'turn' back into paint. This means you canlift the paint off the paper to fix a mistake, lighten a colorby removing some of it, or even mix it with new paint. 6. Watercolor Paint is TransparentWatercolor paint is transparent. You can see through thelayers of color you've painted, making it near impossible tohide mistakes. Don't fight against this, but embrace it andwork with it. 7. Light to DarkBecause the white in watercolor comes from the white ofthe paper, not the paint itself, the usual advice is to paintfrom light to dark. To start with the lightest colors andtones, and build your way up to the darkest. 8. Use a Decent Watercolor BrushRather have just one, good brush than a handful of cheapones that splay out and drop hairs. It'll save you a lot offrustration. A good brush retains its shape so you can geta very fine brushmark from the point; it holds a goodquantity of paint so you need to reload it less often