• Negative painting - city illustration - a step by step watercolor tutorial

    Watercolour painting class – negative painting

    The beauty of watercolour mainly lies in the transparency of layers. But how do you actually reach this ethereal effect? I solved this question a couple of months ago when I met the negative painting technique on Hungarian designer, Hanga Katona’s instagram. This technique is based on one of the rules of watercolouring: painting from […]

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  • Ginkgo leaves - watercolor tutorial

    Watercolor painting class – ginkgo leaves

    Ginkgo biloba is one of the plants with the best PR. It doesn’t only have healing powers but it’s also beautiful. Of course, the dandalion possesses these qualities too (among several other plants) and yet it was ginkgo, which became so iconic that almost anyone can recognise its leaves. The butterfly-shaped leaves seemed the perfect […]

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  • Watercolour painting class – abstract galaxy

    Up to this day I am not entirely sure whether this is an ‘abstract mountain resort’ or ‘spider’s web in front of a galaxy’, but we can agree on one fact: today we are doing a minimal style painting. You might have met this image before in my post about masking fluid, as this painting […]

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  • Watercolour painting class – minimalist Solar System

    If anyone decides to do watercolours it is inevitable to bump into galaxies at some point. No wonder: they are colourful, you can splash around and it is practically impossible to spoil them. In my case, I also have an unfortunate obsession with all things space and stars… so here we go, I painted a […]

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  • Watercolour painting class – Relax!

    A watercolour splash is just like green tea: it hasn’t got negative qualities. It takes very short time to make it, they are all unique and it requiers absolutely no talent to have a beautiful result. I have used this technique in my downloadable calendars but as it was so satisfying I thought I’d share […]

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  • Snowy night – DIY Christmas card in 7 easy steps

    After all, painting is not a big deal. As a matter of fact, anyone can paint this little picture, who has paint and brushes at hand, as it doesn’t require much talent, yet the result is quite nice. In the next few steps I am going to show you how I made this little painting, […]

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