- Use special watercolour paper.
- Draw in a few thin lines what you want to paint. A natural scene you can paint outdoor, but you can also make photographs of the subject and use these as an example.
- Make the paper moist.
- Now start with painting the largest parts, like sky or bottom. Use the paint in a thin, transparent way. The moist of the paper helps you spread the paint.
- Don’t paint the parts or spots that are white.
- While the paper is slowly drying, you can paint more details. The lightest parts first, later on the darkest.
- Keep your brushes clean, rinse them out frequently.
- The smallest details that shouldn’t flow out you can paint when the paper is completely dry.
- When your painting is finished, carefully erase the pencil lines.
This is only a simple start. There are many techniques which you can use in watercolour painting. If you want to learn more, I advise you to buy a good book about it. I wish you a lot of success!
The examples shown here were made with a Wacom board and Painter Classic software.