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Working with watercolours: Collections of links and hints
Working with watercoloursWorking with watercolours.
A collection of hopefully useful hints and links:
It seems preposterous to make a tutorial about working with watercolours and telling people what to do and not to do. I suppose that each artist is very unique in his/her approach to the matter. Some will work in thin, transparent layers, others will prefer the strong colours that come out of tubes. Some will never condescend to use black and others will use it all the time. There are purists who never would dare touch any white or use other media to reinforce their pics and give them more depth.
Well, my personal opinion is: try out what you like, study the works of classics like Constable, Dufy, Nolde, Schiele and many, many others and then do your own thing. ☺
A few little hints that may help you in the beginning:
Use the VERY BEST brush you can get. Sable brushes are wonderful to work with, you can achieve very thin lines and broad strokes just with one thick brush.
Vegans don't like to use animal pr

Collection of Advice about DrawingIf you want to start drawing seriously without attending an art school, you will need to at least get yourself some guidance in form of books.
Here's a collection of books I'd recommend in the beginning:
Betty Edwards: The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Drawing-Right-Side-Brain/dp/0007116454/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307768924&sr=8-1
Very interesting concept that enables you to perceive drawing from an unusual perspective and that gives you lots of ideas and exercises on how to hone your skillls.
Ron Tiner: Figure Drawing Without a Model http://www.amazon.co.uk/Figure-Drawing-Without-Model-Tiner/dp/0715329324/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1307769226&sr=1-1
My absolute favourite! Such a witty and fantastic book. A must in every artist's book shelf. :D
Link to the downloadable version: http://www.scribd.com/doc/2433933/Ron-Tiner-Figure-Drawing-Without-A-Model
Barrington Barber: Complete Introduction to Drawing http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Introd

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Da Vinci, Feininger, Impressionists, English Portraitists
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Tools of the Trade
Watercolours, pencils, (sometimes a bit of digital, but not much - although I do own a tablet. ;))
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Drawing, photography, art, history, literature, nature, cats
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Watercolour paper review Tested brands in alphabetical order:   Arches 300gsm NOT 100% cotton Canson Fontenay 300gsm NOT 100% cotton Canson Montval 300gsm NOT 100” acid free cellulose Centenaire 300gsm NOT and rough 100% cotton Daler-Rowney Aquafine 300gsm NOT 100% acid free cellulose Fabriano 300gsm hot press 100% cotton Lanaquarelle 300gsm hot press 100% cotton Saunders Waterford 300gsm NOT 100% cotton Hahnemühle ,12 different papers,will be listed and reviewed separately My watercolour paper collection has been steadily growing throughout the years. Some of them are used on a daily basis and others haven’t been
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This article is about artists' grade watercolours. Everything written is based on my personal experiences. I'm not getting paid by any of the suggested companies. It has always struck me as surprising how painting habits can be different in Europe and the US. (Apologies to any other country/continent that I don't know of, especially all of Asia and the Southern hemisphere - I just don't have any knowledge about what artists prefer there) European artists tend to use more pans for their watercolours, opposed to Americans, who seem to favour tubes. Of course, it's probably a question of availability, too. Companies like Schmincke (German), Wi
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merci pour les favs :)
merci pour les favs :)
merci pour les favs :)
Many thanks for faving "Winter Comes to the Moors". It is much appreciated, as is your continuing support. :icongladlikeplz:
Thank you for the fave!
:heart: :) many, many thanks from my heart for the faves on my Inktober drawings!!! it means a lot to me and Inktober wouldn't have been as fun without the support of cool DA artists!! :huggle: