Have you ever wanted to try your hand at watercolor, but didn’t know where to start? Try this free step-by-step tutorial that will teach you the basics of creating a watercolor painting with wet-in-wet techniques, as well as a little bit of dry brush work!
In just 40 seconds we’ll guide you through the techniques and tips for using the Grumbacher Japanese Watercolor and Glass Pen duo harmoniously. Watch as we demonstrate how to load the glass pen with the watercolor to achieve varying line thickness, and gracefully glide the pen across the paper to create fine details.
Get to know Grumbacher’s Japanese Watercolors. Poured watercolor pans are made from a time-honored Eastern formula utilizing vibrant pigments and a proprietary binder to make brilliant, opaque bodycolors. When used in a thick, creamy consistency, the color has richness and depth and dries to an eggshell sheen, unlike gouache. By thinning them with water in the pan’s mixing well, achieve an equally brilliant yet translucent color. This specialized formula lends itself to excellent lifting qualities, which enables the artist to add highlights at any time during the painting process. Artists can blend colors once dried for ultra-smooth gradients and color transitions. The new patent pending mixing wells in each pan help control water content and paint opacity, create precise color mixes, and offer unparalleled portability.