Watercolor Tutorial | An introduction to Watercolors | Rijksmuseum

Today, we’ll teach you the basic techniques of watercolors.. by looking closely at the work of Johann Gustav Hoch. Hi everyone and welcome to the Rijksmuseum’s very own creative channel: RijksCreative! This season we’ll show you everything you need to know about watercolors, inks and even blueprints! So grab your brushes and let’s go! This is our teacher for today: Ingrid. -Hello! Can you explain to us what a watercolor is? Well, a watercolor is a work of art made

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The Difference Between Watercolor, Gouache, & Poster Colors

Watercolors, gouache, and poster colors have a lot of similarities, but they’re not exactly the same. In this video we’ll show you what the difference is between these water-soluble paints. All of these paints are made with pigments, binders, and additives. The differences between them come down to variations in their formulas. Pigments are tiny pieces of stone and other raw materials that give paint its color. These stay as physical particles and do not dissolve in water like dye.

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Watercolor Painting Process of Zabriskie Point

Hello everyone and welcome! My name is Noelle, and in this video, I’ll be painting a watercolor landscape of Zabriskie Point. I began this process with a pencil sketch outlining the largest shapes and, using a kneaded eraser, I lightened the lines so that they don’t show as much after I paint over them. I decided to try out a brand of tape for the first time; I practiced with it a couple weeks ago so I knew what to

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How to correct watercolour mistakes

Hi it’s Anna Mason and in this video I’m going to take a look at how to deal with watercolour mistakes. Specifically, the scenario is – you’ve painted an area too dark that should have been lighter. Now, you know that you can’t just paint a lighter colour on top of it to lighten it up – if you tried that you’re going to still see your original colour through your lighter one. So you panic. But you need to

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How to paint a realistic sunflower in watercolour with Anna Mason

Hi it’s Anna Mason. Long a favourite with painters, sunflowers are some of the most gorgeous and evocative flowers out there. But their yellow petals and complex centres can make them a massive challenge when aiming for a realistic result in watercolour. So in this video I wanted so show you how I went about painting this gorgeous glowing sunflower. I began with a drawing which outlined the edges of the petals as well as the darker shapes of colour

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Prima Watercolor Pencils First Impressions & Tim Holtz Bird Crazy – Color Wednesday #64

Hi Everyone. Kristina here. Welcome to another Color Wednesday video. Today I’m going to be using this stamp set from Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous called Bird Crazy. I’m going to be trying out a new watercolor pencil product for me. This is from Prima. These watercolor pencils just came out recently and I have the basic set, the basic color set that I’m going to play with today. I’m just going to walk you through kind of what I

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How to paint cupcake texture in watercolor with Anna Mason

Hi, it’s Anna Mason here and in this watercolour tip video I wanted so show you how I painted the textured sponge part of this yummy cupcake. The crumb-like texture is really detailed and can prove daunting when you’re aiming for realism – especially when working with watercolour. How do you achieve all that texture without your paints mixing into one-another – whilst still achieving a curved form to the sponge shape over all? Well this is how I did

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[Eng sub] Watercolor sketch at Hiroshima Castle | Shibasaki

“Hiroshima” Hi. I’ve just arrived in Hiroshima. Now I’m going into town for painting. I’m using a taxi because it’s unexpectedly hot today. Where should I go? Now I’m at Hiroshima Castle. It’s very busy with lots of foreign visitors. This is Hiroshima Castle. After being destroyed by the effects of the atomic bomb, the castle was reconstructed in 1958. See how crowded it is with tourists? Let’s get started. I’ll start with a rough sketch. This building is the

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