6+ Watercolor Sketches

There is just something about art that makes us stop in our tracks. There are different types of art you can make. Paintings, sculptures, drawings and photography, just to name a few, make up the beautiful world of art. The form of art that is not so common among the general public is watercolor art.

Watercolor painting has a method of its own, using a much more complex medium—that is, water-based pigments. If you have a passion in making art, then you might want to check this out. We have collected samples of different kinds of watercolor sketches for you to explore further your potential in pencil sketches. Experiment further with watercolor!

Watercolor Pencil Sketch

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Abstract Watercolor Sketch

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Watercolor Fashion Sketch

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Watercolor Flower Sketch

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What Is Watercolor?

Watercolor is a painting method that uses paints made up of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. In other words, they are colors that are either transparent or opaque. Many painters over the centuries use this painting technique in sketches as a tool to prepare their final works in oil or engraving painting.

Although oil mediums endure longer, watercolor mediums are also known for its durability. This type of painting is commonly applied on a specific type of paper called watercolor paper. This is often made entirely of cotton which gives a good texture to the painting since it soaks up watercolor really well. Other materials you can apply watercolor on are papyrus, bark papers, plastic, leather, fabric, wood, and canvas.

A Complex Medium

Watercolor painting has a reputation of being quite complex. Watercolor techniques are unique. Unlike oil or acrylic painting, the paints stay put and are easier to apply.

With watercolor, however, you have to understand the behavior of water instead of attempting to control it. Also, with watercolor paints, you cannot simply paint over layer after layer like in oil and acrylic paintings. Remember that you are using paper as a support for your paint, so it is quite delicate to handle with water mediums.

For samples, check out our flower sketches that also employ using watercolors on our website.

Watercolor Painting Sketch

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Watercolor Bird Sketch

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Watercolor Tattoo Sketch

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Why Practice with Watercolor?

Essentially, watercolors are water-based and non-toxic, so they are safe to use around children. When you use them, they are thinned with water, so washing the brushes are easier. Since you will be using paper, carrying all your watercolor equipment is a breeze. You can sketch wherever you prefer.

Watercolor also works great with colored pencils, watercolor pencils, graphite, and ink for making mixed-media art. Also, since watercolor paint generally has a translucent quality, this form of painting gives off a great emotive effect.

Experiment with Different Techniques

You can experiment with different techniques such as wet-on-wet in which you work with a very wet brush and wet paper. This gives off a sort of flair to the edges of your strokes much like in abstract sketches. You can also practice the wet-on-dry technique in which you use a wet brush on dry paper. The paint technically dries quicker, giving off a different kind of stroking. You can also experiment with splattering, using salt, or other materials. The possibilities are endless with watercolor!

Explore more with watercolor, practice the techniques in stroking, and learn which kind of materials best suits your style. Remember, art is a concrete form of one’s emotions. Don’t hold yourself back in expressing how you feel through your works. We hope the ideas we offer in this article have given you motivation in your passion for art!

 

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