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Draw Tip Tuesday – Making watercolor swatches – how and why

Posted by Koosje Koene in ArtJournal, Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday, sketchbook on September 11, 2018

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

I am getting ready for Sketchbook Skool’s Kourse “Watercolor Rules! And how to break them”. It starts next week. It’s a foundational kourse for both beginners and more advanced, with countless ideas, tips, techniques, demos and much, much more. If you’ve always felt that watercolor is hard to control, you often wonder why paint behaves a certain way and how to deal with its unpredictability, thos kourse is for you. Check it out by clicking here.

When you start a new sketchbook, your paint could respond differently to its paper than it did in your previous sketchbook

A great way to see how the paint behaves is to make simple swatches of each color in your palette – and then while you’re at it, draw your paintbox too! That way you also tackle the fear of the Very First Blank Page in a new sketchbook.
It’s a total win-win!

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Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.