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Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor

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Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor
Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor
Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor
Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor
Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor
Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor

Guide Details

Beginner's Guide to the World of Watercolor is a free PDF guide available exclusively on Craftsy, featuring 27 pages packed with tutorials, tips and tricks from expert Antonella Avogadro. Download it instantly for free now (you can even print it easily if you'd like) and enjoy it forever in the comfort of your home or even on the go.

What You'll Learn

This guide starts your journey into the wonderful world that is watercolor painting. Beginning with the basics, you'll learn how to choose paper and build a color palette. Then, it's time to move on to color study, where you'll discover how to manipulate color transparency, value, intensity and temperature for the radiant, luminous watercolor works you always dreamed of creating!

What's Covered

  • Types of watercolor paper
  • Building a watercolor palette
  • Color transparency
  • Color value
  • Color temperature
  • Color intensity

Suggested Materials

  • Sheets of watercolor paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Ruler
  • Graphite pencil
  • Watercolor paints

Download the guide for more info on selecting paper along with how to choose a few basic paint colors to get you started