STEP BY STEP WATERCOLORING A SKETCH

Watercolor adds depth as well as color to a sketch and can highlight specific aspects of a view. Partially coloring a sketch can be a useful way to emphasize certain parts of the drawing. The best watercolor images take time—the color is layered and the intensity of the color is developed through washes that build up the image.

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Start with a sketch.

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Add watercolor to the sky. Use a lot of water to make the paint bleed and dab the paper with paper towel to give it an attractive faded texture.

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When the sky ...

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