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Drawing and Rendering for Theatre by Clare P. Rowe

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Chapter 12

Watercolor

Watercolor is a wonderful medium for theatrical design renderings. Good techniques combined with “happy accidents” caused by the mixture of water and pigment on paper, lend a spontaneous and fresh appearance to the renderings. Once mastered, you can quickly execute the basic techniques from broad washes to fine detail. Mastering watercolor is challenging, however. This is the first medium discussed that is not applied to paper with a pencil-like object. Although brushes are, at first, more difficult to control than pencils, markers, and pastels, learning a few basic techniques will enable you to create convincing watercolor renderings.

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