Over the last few years I’ve created a few posts on using or working with watercolor. They each focus on something different but can all help you with creating watercolor illustrations. I’ve also added some of my favorite go to watercolor videos.
Is a quick watercolor tutorial showing how you can make an object look like it’s glowing. There is also info on creating glow using other mediums.
This video shows how you can use watercolors to create fun dragon effects. It goes through some watercolor basics and then shows how to use them to paint a dragon.
This watercolor tutorial shows how I use my pocket watercolor set and waterbrush to sketch with watercolors on the go.
This post doesn’t show painting but it goes into detail about my planning process for getting an illustration ready to paint.
This tutorial along with the next one show things you can do on top of your watercolor. This demo shows one way you can use colored pencils on top of a watercolor painting.
This post shows how I used photoshop to create a similar effect to the colored pencil technique I showed above.
B for bonus. This post doesn’t actually talk about watercolors much but it does talk about line quality and show an example of how you can use ink line with watercolor
These next two youtube videos are from a show called Put Some Colour In your Life. I watch them over and over and learn new stuff about watercolor every time.
The first is a demo by Joseph Zbukvic
This second is a demo by Alvaro Castagnet
Do you have any favorite go to watercolor youtube videos? Comment below and let me know what they are. I’d love to see them.