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How to control water in watercolor painting? How many ways are there?(watercolor tutorial)

How to control water in watercolor painting? How many ways are there?(watercolor tutorial)

Watercolor pigments are divided into solid pigments and liquid pigments in tubes. Solid pigments are more suitable for veterans, while liquid pigments are suitable for beginners. The main reason is that solid pigments require painters to have a strong ability to control water. 

Knowing how much water can make watercolor pigments evenly, what amount of water What color can it be. So how to control water in watercolor painting? How many ways are there? Let me share with you my own experience.👇👇

 

How to control water in watercolor painting? How many ways are there?

 

1. Brush controls water

 

The water control of the paintbrush is mainly to use the paintbrush to dip in clean water and then dissolve the pigment for coloring. The watercolor pen has less bristle, toughness and good absorption. Usually after the pigment is melted, use the tip of the watercolor pen to dip in water Blends the smudge color.

 

2. Water control on paper

 

Water control on the paper surface means that before coloring, use a watercolor pen to absorb water, then wet the surface of the watercolor paper, let the watercolor paper absorb water, then dip the paint and brush it on the paper, the degree of smearing and diffusion of the paint is greater , creating a stronger sense of haze.

 

3. Color control and water control

 

Color control and water control refers to the method of diluting the pigment with water in the palette after dipping it into the palette, so as to change the depth of the color. For example, if we draw a piece of grass, some will smudge the distance first, and it can also be diluted with water The method of using light colors to paint the distance and dark colors to paint the near can create a sense of spatial hierarchy.

 

Water control is extremely important in watercolor painting. Whether we can control water well is also a key skill for us to paint watercolor paintings. The amount of water can determine the depth of color, and the way we control water can also determine the effect of the work.

 

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