/r/Watercolor

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A place for everything to do with watercolor painting.

Submit your current paintings, give and receive critiques. Post resources such as tutorials, ask questions, learn about and the art of watercolor!

Submit your watercolor painting of a letter for our sub header HERE!


A place for everything watercolor!

Submit your current paintings, give and receive critiques. Post resources such as tutorials, ask questions, learn about and the art of watercolor!

If you're new to watercolor painting, here is a post that may answer some of your questions


Posting Guidelines:

1) Posts must be related to watercolor (or gouache) in some way. This means original paintings, questions about works in progress, questions about paper or brushes, other artists etc. Anything related. Mixed media is welcome, as long as watercolor (or gouache) is also used. Not digital only! No AI Generated images!

2) You must differentiate what is not original content. Most submissions are OC, so if it is NOT original content, please put “Artist: (the artists name)” in the title. It is not okay to ambiguously present other people’s work as your own. We would love to be inspired by other watercolorists on the web, as long as we know it’s not you. It is also extra nice to provide a link in the comments to their website.

3) Do not use this sub for self-promotion or selling pieces. /r/artstore or /r/ArtisanGifts is perfect for that. If someone asks if a piece is for sale in the comments, that’s fantastic. Just don’t post for the sake of advertising that it’s for sale.

4) Please do not submit spammy webpages. Spammy webpages in this context are webpages that exist for the sole purpose of selling the artwork and have a big "buy this" button. For example Etsy accounts. Good alternatives would be websites like Imgur, deviant art, blogs, or personal websites. They may add content and can lead to better discussion. If your personal website or the source for your submission is too spammy please consider finding a different source or submitting it through Imgur, a text post, etc.

5) If you want to critique an artist's work Do so in a constructive, specific, and kind way. Artists of all skill-levels are welcome. Leave your sarcasm and holier-than-thou attitude at the door. Basically, don't be a jerk.

6) Do not make requests to artists to paint things for you If you want something commissioned, private message an artist to see if they do commissions and what their rates are. This sub is not for requesting and receiving free art, but for sharing art.

7) Mark art including any nudity as NSFW! While nude art is allowed, it is also important to mark it as NSFW so that those that are here to appreciate it can not only choose whether or not they want to see it, but also filter them out at work or in any other sensitive situation.


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/r/Watercolor

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Very first attempt at using watercolor. Critique…

My first attempt at using watercolor. Any critique/ tips would be greatly appreciated as well as any recommendations of simple/ beginner things to paint. Thank you :)

1 Comment
2024/07/11
02:40 UTC

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I’ve always wanted to paint wet sidewalks after a storm. Let me know what you think!

1 Comment
2024/07/11
02:05 UTC

21

Have you ever sold or gifted a piece and regretted it? I kind of wish I still had this painting. I like it much better a few years later.

8 Comments
2024/07/11
01:54 UTC

6

Whataburger Spur 63 at 1657

1 Comment
2024/07/11
01:29 UTC

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Advice needed please! (info in comments)

13 Comments
2024/07/11
00:53 UTC

11

it's weevil time!

this is Sphenophorus levis, a weevil that likes sugarcane. I made this watercolor painting some days ago.

2 Comments
2024/07/11
00:23 UTC

35

New to watercolor

I finally got my hands on a custom watercolor palette! It’s super hot where I live these days and instead of going to the beach, I decided to paint this 🏖️☀️

Its my 3rd watercolor painting and I feel like I don't know what I'm doing every time I try watercolor 😅 I had to use a bit of white gouache because I forgot to leave out the highlights

Reference - Sab Zada’s Instagram

8 Comments
2024/07/10
23:54 UTC

38

Castle by me 2024

4 Comments
2024/07/10
23:10 UTC

16

Unchrted clouds

Suggestion for improvement

3 Comments
2024/07/10
22:53 UTC

27

Watercolor on paper. Another try to Flint

3 Comments
2024/07/10
20:43 UTC

6

Did I overwork the watercolor ?

I really wanna learn watercolor butit’s so hard :(

8 Comments
2024/07/10
19:52 UTC

34

Attempt at my puppy

Don't be too harsh.

9 Comments
2024/07/10
19:25 UTC

5

Temminck's Lark in Sumi ink

2 Comments
2024/07/10
18:15 UTC

87

Old girl

2 Comments
2024/07/10
17:50 UTC

282

Still life with peonies. 80x70 cm 2013 art by me.

8 Comments
2024/07/10
17:37 UTC

5

A lemon.

2 Comments
2024/07/10
17:26 UTC

5

Musk Ox – Study for Larger Painting, 8"x 4" Watercolor on 140lb Canson, rearview STUDIO

3 Comments
2024/07/10
17:03 UTC

13

Kayaking bliss

2 Comments
2024/07/10
16:53 UTC

71

Forcing myself to work with different colors

3 Comments
2024/07/10
16:20 UTC

3

Scene from my balcony. Gouache and color pencil.

1 Comment
2024/07/10
15:34 UTC

35

Black bird and Chaffinch!

Ive become mildly obsessed with this style of semi-spontaneous watercolour, and I really like it!

I tried adding some white gel pen, which I'm not sure how I feel about it. Sometimes I love the pop of it, and other times it looks a bit much. Maybe lesser next time... 🤔 what do you think?

6 Comments
2024/07/10
15:30 UTC

10

I painted a shot from The Bear S3E1

4 Comments
2024/07/10
15:22 UTC

46

Restaurant in Alsace - watercolor and pencil!

6 Comments
2024/07/10
15:19 UTC

126

Need advice on how to add highlights?

I wanted to add those tiny light reflection details, which was impossible in orginal watercolour layer. So thought I would use white ink pen or white pencil but none of them sat right. Any suggestions?

20 Comments
2024/07/10
14:01 UTC

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