Creating Mood in Your Illustrations

Establishing a mood in your illustrations is one of those things where if you’ve done it right, your design strategy won’t be immediately obvious. This makes it rather...

Create Floral Blooms with Watercolour

For many centuries, flowers have been popular painting subjects, not only because of their beauty but also for the life they bring. In today’s blog post, we’ll take...

Distance and Depth in Watercolour

If you’ve ever done any kind of landscape painting, you probably know how important it is to create some sort of depth. For today’s blog post, we’ll take a...

Seascapes in Watercolour

Ahoy, there all ye landlubbers! Although most of us live on land, there has always been a mysteriousness to the sea, not just because we can’t live in...

A Landscape in Watercolour

Landscapes are a pretty broad subject, no matter the medium. There are mountainous landscapes, field landscapes, forested landscapes…as long as there are land and little to no people...

The Best Methods for Layering Watercolour

A key feature that watercolour is known for is the transparency of the paint. The layers of watercolour paint we put down are translucent, and this allows the...

How to Use and Mix Green

Green is one of the most difficult colours to mix correctly, because there are so many shades of it in nature, often within the same landscape scene that...

Mastering the Monochrome

If you’re here, you’ve probably already read Eve’s post on monochrome painting and are interested in learning more. She covers all the basics of monochrome, so make sure you get...

The Power of Contrast in Art

What is contrast? It’s a common term used in creative, artistic circles. Contrast, when it comes to art, is achieved when opposite elements are arranged together.  Although these...

Steps in Painting Watery Reflections

Not so surprisingly, watercolour is a great medium to use for painting water, even if it may look intimidating to do.  This is especially true when bodies of...