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How to Relax and Play with Watercolor

Watercolor painting is simple and easy if you want to just relax and are not aiming at a masterpiece. It’s an excellent way to unplug and requires nothing more than a love ...

How to Transfer a Printable Line Drawing to Watercolor Paper

For most of my watercolor and drawing tutorials, you have the option of downloading a free PDF with line art that you can print out, trace and then transfer to watercolor paper ...

​How to Draw and Watercolor a Realistic Tanager Bird

Contrary to what you may think, you don’t need to be very exact in order to create a realistic drawing of a bird. Drawing birds present one challenge in particular, namely ...

Easy Watercolor Color Scheme No. 2 for Illuminated Letter C

To demonstrate what a big difference color can make to watercolor painting, I have created a second video tutorial for the illuminated letter C illustration. This time ...

Easy Watercolor Color Scheme: Illuminated Letter C

Do you find yourself using the same colors over and over again in your artwork? I sure do. I tend to automatically gravitate towards certain color combinations, stuck in the ...

Finding Comfort with Watercolor and Hand Lettering

Watercolor with hand lettering can bring comforts when you need to just relax and get out of your head. Watching colors swirls in a pool of water on your page is soothing. As ...

​Illuminated Lettering: Letter B with Watercolor and Gold Paint

Medieval illuminated manuscripts abound in beautiful versions of letter B that can be copied and recreated. But wouldn’t it be fun to draw your own version of an ...

Illuminated Lettering: Creative Drawing of Letter A with Watercolor Flowers

In this tutorial, I have drawn letter A, the start of a creative adventure with an illuminated lettering alphabet, where I combine interesting letter shapes with flowers, birds ...

Easy Watercolor: How to Select Paper for Amazing Effects

If you are new to watercolor, you are probably wondering what kind of paper you should use. After all, you want to get some amazing effects without too much work. The answer is ...

How to Draw Realistic Mushrooms

Drawing simple shapes is a great way to get your drawing skills rolling. The cheerful-looking, red Fly Agaric mushroom is easy to draw, with its circular “hat” and ...

Coloring with Watercolor in Adult Coloring Wall Calendar

Take some time to relax, and wind down with coloring! Turn on your favorite podcast and let your hand do the rest. It’s easy to enter a creative flow when your thoughts ...