Saturday, January 14, 2012

Useful Watercolor Links

I've gotten several requests to post the watercolor sites I find inspiring. To be honest, a lot of it is passing for me, I add it to my blogroll without a second thought. I admire the watercolor concept work that Studio Ghibli creates in the production of their films (particularly that of Nausicaa), and that's available in the Art Of... books (which are available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble). I decided to research the topic, and found several excellent watercolor blogs that I'd like to share with you guys.   Compared to these artists, my work is very crude, but hopefully with practice, instruction, and inspiration it will become much more nuanced.  If there are any blogs you'd like to recommend, please let me know, I'll check them out, and if I like 'em, I'll add them to the list and give you credit for recommending them.

Useful watercolor sites:
Actual Instruction:
http://www.artinstructionblog.com/category/ab-painting-lessons-tips/watercolor-painting- Many useful videos explaining various processes and techniques
http://thewatercolorblog.com/watercolor-techniques/watercolor-creating-textures- a good breakdown of various techniques. Would be better with pictures or video though.
Learn by example:
http://frankeber.wordpress.com/- beautiful watercolor paintings with some explaination of how effects are achieved. Closeups.
http://chrisbeckstudio.blogspot.com/- Watercolors so vibrant you won't believe its watercolor
http://davidtripp.wordpress.com - Lots of in process work
http://rsharts.blogspot.com/- Mostly flowers, lots of process work
http://dailywatercolors.blogspot.com/- plenty of visual inspiration
http://lauraswatercolors.blogspot.com/

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