There are different methods of using water colours like “wet-on-wet” and “wet-on-dry”. The wet-on-wet method is typically used for painting landscapes, simple skies, or soft watercolor washes because the effect gives us a nice flowy look that can be applied in different ways. Wet-on-dry is used to achieve more precise and defined shapes. In general, most illustration-style watercolors are achieved using wet paint over a dry area. I am going to describe wet-on-dry method.
Draw your selected object/picture by using light shade of pencil on thick paper.
Properly wet your brush before using water colours.
Select an area of your object and grab some colour from your palette with the help of wet brush and move it into your selected area. Be gentle with your brush and refer to choose lighter shades first and then go on darker shades.
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Let your painted area to semi-dry and then flow on to further part of your subject. Don’t touch your wet shapes. You need to mix and blend some colours to get your perfect shade for your painting.
Once your subject matter is completely dry now and you can paint your background if required
There’s the final masterpiece!