Watercolors dont blend on paper so I usually just make lighter strokes and lighter shades at the beginning. Just make sure to let your paper dry first before adding darker shades
There're papers which are suitable for watercoloring. They're called Canson, or Campad, i guess they're sold everywhere, or you can look for them online. This kind of paper is thicker than other normal papers, which makes the watercolor dry faster ( you basically don't have to wait ) and thus enables you to mix the colors perfectly if you're good timing enough
once you get those papers, watercoloring becomes more easier to you, you just need to practice to improve your skill. Learing how to mix the colors is one important skill you can't miss. Here's a tutorial from my fav artist :
http://claparo-sans.deviantart.com/art/ … -122714589
My watercolor drawing (using Canson papers)
Last edited by pechucky (16 Mar, 2013 11:35 pm)
heh, I got watercolor for my birthday but I didn't dare to touch them.
Afraid I might mess up.
the drawing looks awesome by the way.
and thanks for the link to the tutorial
I have thick paper.
But I'm afraid it might curl up once it gets wet and stuff