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Watercolor Spattering

Posted by Koosje Koene in Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday on February 25, 2020

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

Watercolor is such a versatile medium. It seems hard to control, but then when you play a lot with it, you’ll get to know the material and its behavior better.
That way you’ll get more confident using it in your sketchbook pages.
There’s always some unpredictability when you use watercolors, but that’s part of the fun, and it challenges you to be creative with whatever occurs on the paper.

Try this technique to create great textural effects – for example to prepare background washes to draw on. Spattering, wet on wet, and wet on dry create completely different effects!


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.