Kolbie Blume of the ThisWritingDesk.com is going to show us step-by-step how to paint beautiful landscapes with watercolour.
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In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How painting gorgeous landscapes isn’t as difficult as it may seem
- How to break a scene down into easy-to-paint “puzzle pieces”
- Kolbie’s secret landscape recipe!
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Key takeaways from this lesson:
- Imperfection is realistic!
- Divide a landscape into two parts: the background (usually the sky) and the foreground (usually everything else)
- Backgrounds are lighter, foregrounds are darker
- Practice the wet-on-wet technique, by first getting your paper wet with water
- Paint the background (the sky) using a left to right movement with your brush as you move down, to create a fading gradient
- Mountain shapes look more realistic if there have jagged edges throughout, and not just perfect triangle peaks
Tools used in this video:
- Watercolour paints
- Watercolour brushes of varying sizes
- Watercolour paper
Resources we mentioned:
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