• Watercolor pencils for beginners | experimenting with new texhniques | akvarellceruza

    New medium #9 – Watercolour pencils

    A set of 12 watercolour pencils have lay buried deep among my art supplies for about 10 years. After the first disastrous experiments I hid it from my eyes so they didn’t remind me of my failed attempts. A couple of weeks ago, however, I came across this book, which stirred my watercolour pencil neurons […]

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  • Using Tombow brush pens as watercolor | experimenting

    New medium #8 – Watercolour brush pens

    An average creative typically associates brush pens with calligraphy. Light line up, heavy down. However, you can use water-based brush pens as a form of watercolour. I checked how. So what’s this and how does it work? If you haven’t tried brush pens yet, you can imagine them as a cross between a marker and […]

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  • Masking fluid | Molotow masking pen | watercolor technique

    New medium #7 – masking pen

    I have been fruitlessly experimenting with masking fluid for almost 2 years. Now I’ve come across something new: a masking pen. So let’s see… what this is and how it works Masking is based on the fact that in watercolour you cannot paint white. If you need white (or light) areas, you simply leave them […]

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  • Top 7 tips for watercolour beginners

    7 watercolour tips for beginners

    People often say that watercolour is a hard-to-control medium. However – just like cats :) – watercolour has its own tricks with which you can tame it. After the most common beginner mistakes I’m sharing some tips, which will definitely make watercolour easier for you to practice. 1. Clean your brush properly! Have you ever […]

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  • Natural watercolor paint: wine and beetroot

    Natural paints – wine and betroot

    Using natural paints (eer… food) on paper is always exciting: there is plenty of food around us that contains a lot of pigment, but they all behave differently on paper. I initially planned a post series on natural paints, but I stopped at tea and coffee. So, after 1,5 years, I’m back with another part. […]

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  • Wedding portrait – watercolor timelapse

    A timelapse is a speeded-up video. In this one, you can see how I create a custom wedding portrait step by step.

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  • 5 beginner watercolour mistakes and how to avoid them

    5 beginner watercolour mistakes and how to avoid them

    I have been convinced of the benefits of teaching watercolour workshops these past 2 months, but I had hardly thought I would also learn a lot from my students. I tended to overlook some information as being ‘unimportant’ or ‘obvious’, and it turned out they are neither unimportant, nor obvious. So in my experience, these […]

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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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  • A little guide to watercolor paper

    A little guide to watercolour paper

    To my great joy, creativity is spreading within the family. After diagnosing the illness of painting on simple print paper however, I realised that it’s high time to give some in-depth info on materials. I mean more in-depth than the blog post sharing 9 essential art supplies. This series started with a fairly detailed guide […]

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  • A little guide to paintbrushes

    A miracle has occured: the creative thought has started spreading within my family, and my sister started painting. Last weekend I was watching her with slightly bulging eyes as she played around on thin print paper with some brushes that were in appalling state. At this point I decided that instead of my old article […]

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