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Basics Of Watercolour Paintings (Beginner Friendly)

teacher avatar Amjath Mohamed, Watercolor Artist

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6 Lessons (1h 14m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Watercolor Supplies

    • 3. Watercolour Techniques And Blending

    • 4. Do's and Dont's Of Watercolour Painting

    • 5. Pt.1 Painting Watercolour Mountain landscape

    • 6. Pt.2 Painting Watercolour Mountain Landscape

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In Today's class, we will learn the basics of watercolor techniques to start your first successful piece of watercolor art. This class is especially for anyone who is newly entering the amazing world of watercolor painting. By the end of this class, you will take much of learning to create different kinds of simple landscapes using the knowledge of the basics of watercolor painting. In this class we will be going through:
1. Watercolour supplies                                                                                                                                        2. Watercolour Techniques and Blending                                                                                                            3. Do's and Dont's Of Watercolour Painting                                                                                                        4. Pt.1 Painting Watercolour Mountain Landscape                                                                                               5. Pt.2 Painting Watercolour Mountain Landscape                                                                          

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Amjath Mohamed

Watercolor Artist


Hello, I'm Amjath and I am here to teach different types of watercolor arts (such as landscapes and floral) in a very beginner-friendly way so you can be proud of your watercolor artworks and enjoy making Watercolour Paintings.

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1. Introduction: Hi everyone. My name is Mohamad. Welcome to my first skill share class. Today I will be introducing you to the amazing world of watercolor art by teaching you the basics of watercolor painting. This class is for anyone who wants to introduce watercolor paintings into their new skills. A very great idea. And for anyone who wants to exercise their watercolor paintings. By the end of this class, you will take much I've learned to create a simple watercolor landscape using the knowledge of the basics of watercolor painting. Here is how the class will be taught. We will be going to the watercolor supplies, watercolor techniques, blending watercolor, basic watercolor mistakes. Everyone does, especially beginners, the do's and don'ts of watercolor paintings. And finally, painting a simple watercolor landscape. Let's get started. 2. Watercolor Supplies: Let's start with the watercolor supplies. So in this class, I'm going to show you all the budget friendly watercolor products. So you won't get stressed about getting expensive products when starting out into this new hobby. These products will be affordable for everyone. So there will be no stress about spending a lot of money. Just at the beginning of starting watercolor paintings. To not stress anyone. I will also use the same beginner friendly products. The first product is pain's. There are a lot different kind of pain. So you could get you could get the palette ones and the ink ones. I would recommend the pellets one for Beginners. Since it's really easy to use. This paint was bought in online just for $7. And this is at 36 color set. So this is what I got inside. I got the colors paper. They also gave some watercolor paper, eight pieces inside. Let me show you here we have it. And some sponges. Sharpener, a pencil, some free white paint, and some brushes. And these are all the 36 colors. These colors are really helpful when starting out since there are different shades and colors. Which gives us different varieties of option to pain from. When I got this paint, I tried just some random sketches like this here. Just some random paintings up and down in opposite sides. This was when I was starting out as a new person into watercolor painting. And also some random paintings, sketches again here to just make me enter this watercolor painting world. The second product is the watercolor paper. I got this paper from a store and it's really cheap. I got it for $2.07. And it has 15 papers. And it's really affordable since you're just starting out. So really recommend these ones. And it's from Italy, feminist art company. But unfortunately it is 200 GCM. I would recommend 300, but since we are just starting out, it is okay. Especially if you're in a very tight budget, you should get this. The next ones are the brushes. So these brushes were from online store and I got it for $3.25. And these are 12 different sizes of brushes. And they were really affordable. You could get it also. And there are different kinds of brushes. They're synthetic and natural hair brushes. For me personally, I would choose the natural hair or there's also the rough one, but I would want since it gives a harshness to the paper. So I'll totally recommend this one. There is also a single brush with different kinds of thickness is are really cheap and affordable and it is very soft to use them. And I will be painting with these brushes. The next one is optional, but majority of watercolour painters use this, which is a tape. I use the masking tape. You could also use Washi tapes. And these tapes were for just $0.05. It's really cheap and it would make your artwork a lot different than usual. It will give beautiful borders for your artworks. So totally recommend buying a washy tape or masking tape so that you'll painting will look more beautiful. The neck and the next one is also recommended. But since we are getting these kind of pains, we really don't need this one. But if you are going for a type of pains, you will get this for just for a dollar or two depending on what type of quality one, this palette to be in. So I got this from a store, from my stationery store for one Dome. The next ones are the water mug or cups. I use this cups. You can get it free from any restore. Aren't you buy food from the give you sauce in this? And I use it a water cup right now. It's really beginner friendly since you don't need to even spend any money on this. And we use too. So that one will be for dirty water and one is the clean water so that your paint will not get muddy. So yeah, if you want a bigger type of jar, you could go for that. But if you want something that you don't want to spend money on and you can get it for free. These are the ones, they are just plastic, free from restaurants given for sauce and all. So I just some water there and dip 1for the dirt and one for the clean water so that I can do my banes. The Last supply is a hairdryer. Hairdryer is not for anything, but just for drawing your pains quickly since it's watercolor and it takes a lot of time to dry. For also removing the borders of the tape you have put. Because if you have put this tape for more than an hour or more than days, it would tear the paper out while peeling the tape off. So you should so if you add some heat on the group take it would remove the thing holding the paper and it would easily come off separately by not tearing the paper. And this you could get from your mom's draw our table is free, of course. But if your mom don't have it. 3. Watercolour Techniques And Blending: Let's go through the watercolor techniques. Waterguard techniques are required for a better watercolor painting skills. The first technique that I'm going to do is wet in wet. So you start by laying down a shiny puddle of water. It could be any shape, but I'm using square as an example. But say it's circle in shape. For a planet, or it might be the whole sky you want wet in wet. Take the color you want and put the paint in the wet puddle. And because of the water, the paint spreads by its own. The paint won't go anywhere dry. So if you paint a perfect circle or any shape, the paint will not get out of that shape. The paint controls itself by spreading. This technique is beautiful for us. Chi, a sunset or water. I am just using some random colors and just messing it up to just give you an example on how the colors spread. If you are using a budget paper like I'm using, make sure to do it softly and smoothly. Because this kind of paper might be torn because of the quality it can hold the water. So make sure you are going slowly and gently by not scrubbing the surface of the paper and do it very slowly and smoothly like the way I'm doing it. And if you want to paint some galaxy paintings, every watercolour painters use this technique. As you can see. The way all the colors have been mixed together. Next is the wet and dry technique. In this second technique, we will not add a puddle of water, but instead Leah wet dark paint on the dry surface of the paper. In this technique, I'm going to do a read gradient. So what I do is take some dark red and paint it at the top of the square and slowly push the color down by the water. So as you get down, use more water to give the color, the gradient wash. So as you see, I'm going through the color up and down, making the color have even gradient wash. And work on this until you are satisfied with your work. As you can see in wet, in wet technique, the paint won't get out of the square if you have added the water perfectly. Whereas in reading guide techniques, since there is no water bottle to control the paint, it will go out easily. Most of the time, I use this within dried technique for painting skies and waters. Since it gives a really beautiful look, not only with dread, with blue. And verbal, gave a beautiful look into your paintings. Not only me, but all watercolor, our disk. And thus this. The third technique is the salt technique. For this, you need salt, so you can use any type of salt. Different salts gives different results. So now add a nice layer of wet paint and the paint should be wetting. Since the salt absorbs the color, you can go from dark to light colors are a plain colour. It is just your own choice. For this technique. I'm using red and blue and blending them so that they give a dark muddy color in the middle when blending. So that when I add the salt, it would show some effect. Then sprinkle your salt and you can see the paint getting attracted to the salts. My paint dried quickly. So after placing the Saul's, I, I went once again with my brush above the salt by adding water. I'm not sure if you have noticed this, but I'm using the same brush size 11 throughout this class. So you can use a single brush like mind, which is capable of using in different thicknesses and sizes. The last technique is tissue bolt. This technique needs a tissue paper or a toilet paper. So again, start laying down the paint in the shape of your choice. This also needs to be wet and dark. But you can see my work which is really light. And when I'm soaking the pain to using the tissue paper, you can't see any differences because the color is very light. So I started adding a darker color and use the tissue paper again to soak up. And it worked. This gives a cloudy like texture. This technique is best for different types of clouds and foggy sky. Here's when I made the bane to darker. And voila, we have finished our four watercolor techniques. I hope this was really understandable because I tried my best. So here we have the wet in wet technique, the wet and dry technique, the tissue bolt technique, and the salt technique. I'm not sure if you can see it, but you see that tiny spots there which are white. That's the places where the salt soaked up. The color. Different salts gives different results. So in this case, Mike salt soaked a little of color, whereas some salts will soak a lot of color. So, yeah, I drag this all quickly by using a hair dryer. Let's move onto blending techniques. First one, blending two colors. So for blending two colours, we are going to use the wetting dry technique. I'm taking the red and making a wash gradient. So it goes from dark to light red. So for this the same process, you're gonna take a water and slowly push it down to give it a light red. Continue grade Washington lawyer, until you are preferable color. And next, take the other color, which is our second color, in this case minus yellow. And we are going to do a backward grade washing. So it reaches the light yellow upward, closing a closer to the dark red. This creates a merging between both of them, blending them to look more beautiful and vibrant. So this blending technique is mostly used in guys AND landscaping. And the color I'm using will be great for a sunset scenery. So I'm still continuing to blend both the colors because I was not satisfied with it. So you can also do the same if you're not satisfied with it, continue blending it. And here I got my result. I love this. So it's your preference. It's your unique idea and style. It depends on the way you think. The second blending technique is the Whetten, which drops similar to the wet in wet technique. So again, you start by laying down a shiny puddle of water. And here I'm using a heart-shaped and next date, the color you want, DIYbio brush into the preverbal color you want. And use the point of the brush and just slightly put it in the water and it spreads by itself. So I'll continue this in different areas of the faith you're using like I'm doing right now with a blue color and change color as you move on. This is great force base and galaxies. As you can see, the color in the shape blends by themself with the help of the water puddle. The last blending technique is Dry, Wet gradient. So I'm gonna take a decent amount of dark paint and place it in a straight line. And then I'm going to dip my brush into the water and slowly get up to the color from the bottom as I'm doing right now. So make sure your paint color is dark enough so that it blends. Because we are blending the color just by using water only. So the color must be dark enough to blend. If they color was light, you won't get a beautiful gradient and it would end up looking like just a DOE gradient. And these are all the watercolor techniques and blending techniques everyone should know. Before starting watercolor paintings. I tried as much as easy as I can't explain it, but I'm sure you'll understand it. And it's really simple, even though it looks like it's difficult. These techniques are also a huge exercise for anyone who gave a break on watercolor painting for some time. 4. Do's and Dont's Of Watercolour Painting: The do's and don'ts of watercolor painting. So these are the basic mistakes all beginner does. And today I'm going to show you how to fix the mistake. So for this class, I'm using the brush size number ten. For all of this demonstration. Moshe beginners does not know how much amount of water to add into their paint, since they believe that watercolor painting is just adding a lot of water. But no. So I'm going to show you the mistake everyone does. So in order to achieve a perfect painting, everyone must have a proper amount of water. So here as you can see, me adding a lot of water, they would do this mistake. Most of them do this, especially me, myself and I was starting out, I did this mistake a lot and not feel so bad. So as you can see right now, the water standing as puddle. So like when I move the paper, we water runs here and there. And sometimes I feel like all the water is not enough and I would add more and more and make it more worse. And some vapor could not hold the movement of the water so that it move everywhere. So this is one of the mistakes. And one more is that I don't know how much amount of water to quit. So like they'll be like, oh, they'll think like it's almost like a basic painting. And they would always just debit on a towel, paper towel, and just take some random colors and do this. So the second one which I was painting right now is I one that shows how dry the brushes, the paper, debate and all. So you can see how dry the painting is. These, this one is also one of the biggest mistake. Every beginner dust and d's will spoil the work of your painting. As you can see, if I add water, it's not coming out. It shows harshness. And these kind of dry brush technique is mostly used in hair texture and first and grasses. So we don't use this kind of rough type in this time. Like a lot of time is just for textures. So to fix this problem, what you do is just take your brush one time into the water jar and go to colour, for example. Now I'm using purple, that's it. And what I'm gonna do is, for example, a square shape. Okay, for now I'm just sorry guys, I'm issuing now. The amount of what I put here, I'll just use that water. Okay, and just use that if it's dried Altaic more. And yeah, this is the perfect amount of water to use. So always start with less water and then slowly increase it. If you start seeing a puddle of water like this with bodily and what, the paper's not absorbing it because there's a lot of water, you should stop and you can have that water off using a tissue paper or paper tell like I'm doing right now. But it would spoil your painting as like this. So it's a mess. So always start with less water and then increase as you're going on. And the next one is layering. For layering, what do you have to do? The main thing in this problem is waiting for the paint to dry. So what everyone does is that let me show you an example. So now I'm gonna make a sky with mountain, mountain landscape, a simple mountain landscape. So what I'm doing here is this, this guy, okay, this is the background. So right now, I'm not waiting for the paint to dry and quickly, I'm going for other random color as a mountain here, which is missing up both the sky and the mountain. And I am quickly again going for the sun, which is a bright yellow. So I am going for the sun. So here you can see how spoiled it is. And we should stop this problem right here. You should not do this. You should wait until the background rise, and then you should add the mountain. And then you should wait again for the mountain to dry. And then the next step is to add x1 if you're adding son. So I'm just showing an example, random example. So even if I add a lot of, a lot of yellow into the Sun, it can show because the blue will be mixed with the color and creates this muddy color. So now I'm adding orange to get that bright look for the sun. But it is not working, is turning into brown. So never do this thing. The main thing in watercolor is to wait for the paint to dry. So now let me show you how to properly way for the paint to dry. You could use a hairdryer. So now I'm making the same painting right here, the same landscape. So I mean this guy. And now I'm going to wait until the dry. If you can't wait for that long like I'm going to do, I'm going to use the hairdryer right now. Do it for some time and then feel the paper the pain that is it dried or not yet. So I'm just doing it for some time. I'm going to feel it. Yeah, it's perfectly dry and hot. So now what I'm going to do is continue my painting. So again, now take the mountain color, which is green again. So I did my green and gonna make the mountain. So when I'm making the mountain, there's no blue mixing with it. Once you're done with the mountain, wait for this mountain to dry. So again, I'm going to use the hairdryer once it's dried. Now takes the next color. Now for this one, I'm gonna take orange and yellow. Gonna do the sun. Tricky orange color. And just doing some random giving sketches. So as you can see, none of the colour got mixed with the sun or the mountain. So forgiving details, I dried the mountain so I could go and give details with the mountain. Like some grasses and trees and all this random things. What mountain has in nature? So you can give some highlight after drying it so that you will mess up. Whereas if I had highlights while it was drying with the sweating, it would make so so yeah, this is how you fix this mistake. Next is bleeding color, similar to layering, but it's not layerings into and I'm going to do anything at the top. So now let me show you an example of an eye. So I'm gonna draw i k. So this is the pupil is going to show some demonstration on this water. So for example, this is the eye right now, a dark brown eye. And I'm going to do the skin, the outer skin as usual, which is a yellow skin tone, gonna do skin tone. And as you can see right here, the color from the I is coming out and touching this skin, which spoils. Painting, says you can see from the top and bottom, the color from the eye pupil is coming out, which destroys the skin color. This is called bleeding. So to prevent bleeding, you must dry the object first and then go outside. So again, to fix this, I'm going to draw 11 here, here. And I'm gonna wait for it until it dries. So right now I'm going to use a hairdryer again. So that I write quickly. So here the eye is dried completely. I use the hairdryer. I use the hairdryer to dry it completely so it's dried completely. As you can see, it's dried. And now I'm going to do the skin color, the outer skin. So this is how you don't get your painting from bleeding. So here I'm going closer to the pain and it's not leading. So this is a perfect way to prevent from leading. The black lines are from my brush. I'm not cleaning it properly. I'm just doing it pretty. So don't worry. Your paint won't get needed if you've properly dry it. I tried it but my Quickly just randomly paint brush. So yeah, this is how you prevent bleeding. Here I'm closer to the eye. Nothing happened. There's no bleeding as whereas this one had a lot of bleeding up and down. The next one is scrubbing the paper. So a lot of beginners do this into their artwork, especially when you have a cheaper kind of cheaper quality of paper that I'm using right now since you're watching the beginner depth. So I am also using the low quality paper. So scrubbing. Scrubbing, so like when you are painting, you're going harsh into the harsh into the paper show. Right now. I am going in very quickly into the space. I want to go as much as fast as possible. And I want to continue this quick and going and going, adding more water and color. You wanna do it quickly and nicely. And here you see that things coming out and in my brush. These are the scrubbed paper, which means you have been harshly putting your brush and scrubbing into the paper. So to prevent this, do it softly and if your brush, if you feel like a brushes giving the harshness by a soft brush, mine is perfect. It's affordable. So yeah, I'm going to show you how to prevent it. So right here in sort of pressing it hardly go gently, gently filling the area. These are the ones from the before one demonstration. So here I'm doing it softly, nicely, smoothly with no problem here. So if you're going smoothly, there'll be no problem. And you can do like this softly and gt, I'm not giving any pressure. So just go gently into the paper so that you won't have any scrubbed of pieces. And this is how you do it. The paper also gets these tiny things when you add a lot of water like too much. So be careful and use a minimum amount of water. So the next one is accidental drips. So what is accidental that this is when you completely finish your beautiful painting and suddenly there's a random color into, onto it. Let me show you how. So say that you have done a very beautiful painting, a wonderful Thai painting with very beautiful looking purple stars. And suddenly you want to go into more detail. Then by accident, you went into other random colors in your palette. And it ribbed in your painting like that. So what do you have to do is that immediately graphic tissue paper or toilet paper and dip them out. Yeah, this is how you get rid of them. My star was little bit wet so it came out in the site, but it's okay. That's just a demonstration, but you can see that the drift Color came out. I'll tell you one more time here. So what do you have to do is that quickly pick dish paper, toilet paper. Just first of all, it's gone. Like it's an eraser. The tissue acts like an eraser to your paint word. So yeah. And let me show you how it looks if you're painting is still wet, so make sure it's dried and then you will go into detail again. The main problem in everything is that your pain should dry before doing anything else. So for example, my star is wet and I am going into more detail on it. Oh my god, it's spoil. You want to go into detail and you're taking the toilet paper and going pressing hard and just rubbing like that. And you can see the start spoil. And instead of just pressing it out, you just scrub that off, which makes the colored drip mix into the color, into the blue color added. So if check properly here, the color, that green color I used came into the painting right here. So for example, again, it got dripped again like that and I'm going into more scrubbing. This is just for demonstration again. You are just going quick and quick. You can see the green form there. So this is how it will be also in real paintings and real life. So our totally recommend to go into details again after your painting is dried and quickly, take your toilet paper, tissue paper and just gently debit off Debbie excess, drip paint off. So these are all the do's and don'ts of watercolor painting. So the main key points and key lesson in this Do's and Don'ts is that always remember to dry your painting before going into more details. And every time, whenever you're painting, start with less amount of water and then gradually increase if you want more water. 5. Pt.1 Painting Watercolour Mountain landscape : So we went through all the basics of watercolor painting. And now we are going to paint a simple mountain landscape. And for this mountain landscape painting, I'm going to use the paper, the small paper, which came from my paint paint box. So I'm gonna use this small paper you could use any size of paper is your wish. So I'm using this small paper, this thin paper. And to secure this with a beautiful border, I'm going to use the tape here. I'm gonna take it down. And here, once you are done taping down the paper, you're going to take any of your brush any size or using its okay. So for the first thing we are going to do is a wet the paper down. So I'll recommend thicker brushes. So the first thing we are going to do is the wet in wet technique. So what you do is take a thick brush, brush, dividend to clean water, and start applying the water into the paper. Remember the paper should not be too wet and partly lady, you'd know it if it's perfect. By looking at the shininess of the paper. You can check the per, the amount of water by checking from a source of flight under source of light. Just tilt your head, head down slightly to check if the paper shiny and glossy. And if it is, then you're ready to go. So now I've tilted my hand and check if the water is fine. And I'm not sure if you can see in the camera, but the water is perfect right now. So once you're done applying water, we are going to start painting. So the first thing is you're going to take a red, pinkish red, any type of radio would wish to be. So I'm taking a pinkish red, so I'm mixing pink and red right here. And I'm going to start from the bottom. So as you go on. So just start by modem and get up slowly. Increase. So still continue the darkness of the color. Until you reach the half of, until half of the paper. So get up. Remember to perfect the color right in the middle. Also. You can also add little bit of black, but I just use a slight of black to give that a little bit of darkness. Black is not the right choice, but since you are a beginner, I'm not going much into detail about mixing colors. So for now you can use black to make your color darker. So slowly and smoothly increase it up. Make sure there are no harsh lines. I'm going through the harsh client right now. Again, little bit of black, a black. I'm slightly going up. At this point. Once you reach like almost the half of the point, stop using pay stub, dipping in paint and use instead of water and go up again. So now continue using water instead of paint. Don't use paint. If under slight amount of paint is enough because we're done with this part. So you don't need to go much up there. You can stop here. And what we're going to do next is that if you see like this kind of lines is okay, it's just the, how the paper look. Make sure there are no harsh lines of your brush. And once you're done with that, you could fill out. If you want to add more red, you could add more red. It's your wish, your style like that. Or if you're going for our night tone go checkout for night colors such as dark blues and purples and all that colors. Since I'm doing like an sunset scenery, kind of. So yeah, I'm doing a sunset scenery with mountains. So I'm just using this color, the red color. And the next is we're going to start from the top. If you feel like the paper is Ri, is just partly a dry, don't think like that. And I'm gonna dip the brush into towel and take a new water. They the abruptness of new water and go for blue. So for this blue, I take little bit of red, like a sleight of red and mix with this blue. You can go with any type of L18 and start from the top. Git, add more water. Your wish, your style. And again, the same thing. Get down here as you can see, I'm getting down. Once it reaches the red, make sure you don't blend it too much. It creates a very dark, brownish color. So make sure you don't make it a lot of mess. With the red or you will get a very bad Brown current between containing. I'm just slowing down once I'm reaching the residue and one is the blue is touching the red. I'm just slowing down. As I'm getting down. Make sure there's enough color for the blue. And then get down. Slightly. Not too much, not too hard. We get the purplish brownish color. Continue this until you feel like you like it. And I feel like this is enough for me. And I go go with more red against the middle side is to white. Psychomotor for that. Slightly up to make it look a little darker. I don't want it to light in the center since it's a sunset. Okay, so this adding some color in center and I'll make it look like to light. And wait until this dry. So you need to wait until this. Since we are using the wet on wet technique, there are going to wait until the paint dries. Once your pain tests completely dried. Take a thin brush. In this case, if you're buying my brand, I'm, I'm using size number seven. And I'm gonna dip the brush into clean water right here. And I'm gonna go for a dark color like black for now, I'm going to use black. So the main reason I'm going to use black is to give an outline for the mountain. So you could also do the same outline meantime. So what I'm gonna do is just lightly get down to the mountain. Outlining. You could outline this at the beginning using what? Pencil. But for now, I'm just using the black paint to just sketch it out. To be most safe in a safe zone, use pencil at the beginning and then start painting this background pane. And if you are not, if you don't feel satisfied with this background, you could go for a second or third layer to paint. But I feel like it's okay for now. So I'm just leaving that alone. I'm going to paint the mountain. So yeah, this is just the outline. Don't care much about it. But be careful if you're using things like IM. So the color I'm using for the mountain is a dark purple, light purple with some light black. And we're going to use little bit of black to make you a little bit of a little bit darker. And there's gonna be some River, some water running down here. So first what I'm going to do is do some black Into the purple and mix it, mix them both. So I'm gonna take some black with purple. Make sure it's not too wet. With that. You won't see much of the redness of the background. So I'm going to do is go over the outline like that. Go more thicker as you get down. And dark painting quickly. It depends on your choice, what color you want to choose. Since it's a sunset, i'm using a dark color for mountain. So now I'm going through the mountain, add more water since it's dry. Since this thin one makes a lot of lines, You can also use the thick one. So for this module, I'm going to show you how this thick brush works. So I'm gonna take number ten, size number ten again for like water using the old ones. So I'm going to dip into their new water and then take little bit of all water, the dirty water, and make the color and use this same thing. And you can see there's a lot of water. So take more of the color. Let's start painting. You can see the difference of both of these. That means I'm using little bit of black in the right-hand side of the mountain so I can add more black and if I want or it depends on your wish is your style. So you can go for any color and just making it a little bit darker. So after that, you can drive the mountain again, let it dry for some time, and then go for second layer since the you can see the red, the red background at the back. So yeah, you should go for a second layer. This painting of mountain is, right. That's what I totally recommend you. You can go for a second layer right now as you can see, if I'm going, you can see more read the background. So let this dry. And once the mountain is dry, if again, if you want to drive it, paint quickly, use a hairdryer. So I I just use a hairdryer to drive. So again, once your mountain is dry, used to same color and Gauguin, you can check, you can see if it's okay. I think that I'll go for second layer. It's your choice, your wish, whatever you wanted to be. And now I'm going on for this second layer. I sense of Be gentle, don't put any harshness into the pain. Or it would show the background red again, me nice and soft. And make sure one mountain is darker than the other. So you, you will know that which is front and which is in the back. So the mountain in the back should be lighter than the mountain in the front. So the left mountain I'm painting right now is the front margin, so it's dark. I'm making it more darker. I want it more darker. And the left-hand side mountain is a lighter mountain. So it should have a less darkness. So I'm just going to use go through purple. I don't want more off black again. To make it look more naturalistic. You can add little bit of black. But I'm okay with this. I'll just use a little bit and go again to the brush mountain. And once you're done with your second coating, we should write, let the paint dry. And again, if you want a third layer, Go for it. But I'm stopping with this second layer. That's fine. I like I like the way the second layer turned out and that's enough for me for now. Maybe are. And until it dries, we are going for the river right now. So far the river, I am going to use total black. It's full black. So because when the sun is sitting down in a sense of scenery, you want the river to the black since there'll be no light hitting the river. And there will be Moon copying out, which will give a little bit of whiteness into the water. So right now you could add little bit of purple, but it's your choice. So I'm adding more of black. You can add any color, but let it be dark. You want, you can use any color. It should be dark. Make sure you don't add red because it'll make the painting more worse because the background is already red. So don't care about the first layer, but you should care, but make sure it's soft and gentle. And if you want, you can always go for second, third layer once the painting is dried. So I think I'm going I'm not sure if I'm going for a second layer. Let's see once the painting is dry. So now make sure the Tate corners are also perfect because sometime because there's tape. It might block the painting. So wait until all this dries again. So again, all of them on the mountain and the reward dried, the paint dried. So again, I'm not happy with how the mountains turned out. So i'm going for third layer. But before make sure to check if it's dry, I'm just checking it off. So again, I'm going for a third layer for the mountain. Again, I'm not I'm not impressed on the way it turned out. And promise me this is going to be my last layer. I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna go more into this. Again. Remember, make sure that your quality of the papers perfect to handle the amount of layers of water you are putting. And this one is lighter, so I'm gonna use a little bit of more purpley than black. I'm not happy with the mountain because there's more watery texture into it, so I want to make it go away. I don't want that mountain, the texture and the color watery texture. So I'm going to dab some paint off into the side since I don't want them to just mess up. So going with that, and I just grab it off. So I'm going to use some black with it. And go on to that side that we're going to take more purple. So it's just all based on your preference. So you could go more or you can go less. It depends on your use, depends on you because it's your painting. And yeah, let it be It's okay if you can see a little bit of red because it's at the back behind. Because this mountain is behind, which means it's more far away from the front mountain. And again, let it dry but until it dries, let's go to the river, the water. So for this, I'm gonna take again the black and go for a second layer coating. So again, go for second layer, goes smoothly gently. Don't hurry up, don't rush it. Go gently, lead the way I'm pushing it right to left. And remember you could always be going for third, fourth layer. Quality. Your paper again, hold water on. I really don't know any information about this papers and Jay just gave it in the art in the paint paint set I bought. So I really don't know how much this paper or this watercolor paper can handle, but I'm just doing as much as I can. So that C, Again, let this all dry. The worst thing of watercolor paintings that always wait for a long time because it needs to dry. That's only one thing and that is a disadvantage, but at least you're getting a beautiful painting that you wish you wanted to have. So I guess it's worth it for me to paint. And the add this mountain has dried. It's okay for now. I don't want to go into more details right now. So let that dry, let it be as it is. And also this mountain and this one is pretty wet, so I'm gonna let it dry also. And let's see, once it's dried. 6. Pt.2 Painting Watercolour Mountain Landscape : So once the painting is a dried, now I feel like it's okay. Now we are going to go for the mountain texture and then we'll go to the river. So I'm going to take a new brush. I wanted a little bit dry. So I'm going to use size eight and I'm going to give in to the clean water, make sure there's less water. We're gonna use very little water to have the for heavy grass texture. So we're going to use a light purple. So to make life purple in this, in this palette, I'm gonna mix white with purple. Remember, to use less water just for mixing, I'm using more water. But after that, use less water. Here we have the light purple up here. So yeah, this spring Bush might be pretty wet. So just recommend you to slightly using fish paper, all toilet paper to make it dry or you can press all the water out of it. And then just like touch and then go to the color rabbit again and then press the belly into the color. Once you reach here, push the color out, you will not get the result now. But as you go on, you'll get it little more water, just lacking water. Continue this. You see that continuing this process. So I got a little bit of water here. I could dev that off and get into more detailing. So if you've got a lot of water, have a toilet paper, tissue paper right beside you and make the brush dry. You won't get the results right now. But as you go on, you would see it just a little bit of water is enough. You're pressing the belly of the brush and push it out. And as you can see this more water, so don't use a lot of water. This is just like trial and error. As you go on, you'll understand. And here I'm going to just push it out to give some harshness like that. And again, go continue doing this like that. So what I'm doing is just you can see my brushes so dry. And what I'm doing is that I'm going to paint right here, just using it to like just push it out of the way, out of this way. And once this color is dry again and continue mixing the colour with purple and white, I'm going to continue that thing. And once I get the colour, take the other brush again, the harsh brush, and continue doing this process again and again. Until your favorite, until the way you want it to be like. And I feel like this is enough and I'm going to give more details on black color. So once this is done, take a dry brush to again, keep the same size eight brush with you at the top here. And I'm gonna take the mixing color BRAF again, make a light purple. This time a bit like more darker since we are gonna go for the river. Here we go. So we have a color right here. And I'm gonna take the dry brush with a little tip of color. I like little tuple for water and make an outline for the river here. There's not need to be perfect. Just try your best to make sure you have water since it's outlining. Just having some water going through the outline, right. Let it dry and go to 23 times coating it, layering this thing. You can go two to three times. Until that time this mountain will dry and we'll go into more detailing. Not that much. The detailing process very easy. And you of course, will understand this and with the same color continuing, makes some random thicken, line up and down right here. Again, continue this. And like that. And just make some lines not too much and wait until the mountains and the painting tried mountain and be River to drive. Once the mountains dry, I'm gonna go for black outlining. I'm going to outline the mountain black in color. Because sometimes you can't see the difference between which may reach modernists and front end, which mountain is in the back. So again, just a slide, thin brush with the color. So I'm gonna make a dark line right here. Show the different just some thick dark line. And we will go with the purple outlining again. So don't forget that thing. And you can just slightly diffuse it in to the mountain side. So it gives more darker texture. And you should leave that left one behind. It depends if you are having the lift on a defined goal for that, in a darker version in my painting, I'm having the right one in the front. So I'm going for the darker side. And once I'm done with this, I'm going to wait until it dries. And yeah. So once it's drying, when it's drying, if you have jumped to get like this kind of white, this tube white. I got it from this paint set only. And if you don't have it, it's fine. You can use the palette water of valid white colour. But to make it more accurate, I would recommend the white one. It if you just buy the exact same like mine, they would give you this within the set. And so now I'm going to just add a little bit of it into the container. Here. We have it. And what I'm going to do is make the moon. So for the moon, I want a slightly thinner brush because the moon is very thin and small, very small circle, you're gonna make a very tiny circle. So I have the number for brush, number for the size, thickness. And I'm going to debit into the new water, freshwater and add the color white. Take some white. And the moon should be somewhere between both of the emerging color. So I'm gonna choose this spot right here, little bit down. So you can make Lee rule. Yeah. Make sure do not make it to light. It should be bright enough. It'll go for again, second layering, third layering and all that. Of course you should go because since this is a white clay, you need to go for that. And again, you saw that there's a dripping so quickly, go further, make it dry. Now, I'm using a hairdryer to dry it. So as you can see, the mountains are perfect for now. You don't need to go for a lot of details. So the mountain is ok. So since the Moon is facing forward, we want to have the reflection of the moonlight into the water. So the middle part of the river and take some white and go for it. So what I'm doing right now is just making some lines of white to make it like it's not really a color. You don't want to add the whole white painting in the center of the water. To make it more realistic, make some lines with it. So as you go closer to the margin, make it more whitish mold, bright white, M to the center. And as you go far away, make it a little bit, DO a lazy white. As you out. Make sure the it goes stick. So it goes outward. Not that much when facing here. And this how you do the river, if you want to add more color into the reverse your way. But I'm stopping it from here. And I'm going to add more white into the moon. Course. You need to see the moon, so I'm going to add more white. You can add more of the color. The more thicker. Does not mean you have to have a perfect circle. It's your you also have a crescent. I'm doing a full moon. I don't want to have a crescent moon. This mode is perfect, has a perfect size for the painting. And if you want to have it an extra realistic touch or look to the moon, had some little graze into just going slightly into the moon like that up, down. And I'm done with them. I don't want to go more into the moon and that can help and let him draw any. If you feel like it's not enough, you could add more white to the blue and I'm going to head dry the moon. And you can add more coatings with the moon. And we're right now, I'm willing with some white. Or you could go for the purple again, but I'm going to use slightly more white right here. Not that much. Make sure it's not that much of look. And remember, you don't have to have a perfect straight line since it's just a mountain and nature knows perfect. Going to have some wiggly lines. It's not always like perfect. I'm going for more Pope purples in the white would affect the reflection of the moon. And if you want, you could add more strokes like in the river. But I feel like this is enough for now. And your wish, if you want to add more. But for now in dissenter, In this part, we're gonna add more white, make it flat, white in here. And then continue the painting. Making it more nicer. Moon reflection right here. And as it goes out, we'd go out softly. Don't give too much pressure on it. And I'm going to do right. So yeah, that's the simple Mountain painting. It's really simple. It's just a background to mountains, a river, and a simple circle of moon. So the last and the fun part is to remove the tape. And this is the best part and terrifying far since you're going to feel happy about your painting. And for this, the tape might remove my tear the paper. So using hairdryer and gently weight. And the last one, your finger might be some burning, the heat of the air but it's okay or just removing it out. Just wait for some time. You can see the light paper tearing off. But with the help of this heat, with the help of this speed, you can slowly woman it off. If one care of a lot of paper. And voila, here's our beautiful painting. So here's our beautiful mountain landscape painting. It looks very beautiful and awesome. And with the moon it looks, it gives a touch. And this is a sunset painting. And if you feel like your background, your background stocks, it's just nothing. Once you have painting is fully done, you would love the, love the result. And it's a very beautiful painting. I hope you enjoyed this class on painting, this beautiful watercolor, a mountain landscape. And our love to see your work on this exact same painting, but also in your own style. Why? You can also do a midnight mountain landscape in the same form, or a early morning sunrise. And I would love to see your words in the project section. Thank you for joining this class.