/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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A little Sunday project

1 Comment
2024/02/25
18:14 UTC

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Rome, ink and watercolor

0 Comments
2024/02/25
17:48 UTC

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Mixed media sketching: Watercolor underpainting for color pencil drawings

0 Comments
2024/02/25
17:18 UTC

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Snowy mountaintop study

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2024/02/25
16:45 UTC

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How much of a white border do you leave around your watercolour paintings? And do you think a white border can be too big?

Basically the question is in the title.

If you leave a white border around your paintings, how big is it?

And do you think a white border can be too big?

I actually like very big white borders so that it really frames the painting well, but i am curious about what other people may think.

4 Comments
2024/02/25
16:36 UTC

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Watercolor and ink, maybe it's fanart

0 Comments
2024/02/25
16:24 UTC

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Did something with the white space.

0 Comments
2024/02/25
16:09 UTC

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How can I improve?

I have recently started painting with watercolours. This is my latest painting of a puffin underwater from a reference image I found on Google. What could I have done differently? Are there any techniques I should focus on? Can you recommend any Youtube videos or websites?

2 Comments
2024/02/25
15:45 UTC

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NIGHT JAPANESE STREET scene with GOUACHE!

0 Comments
2024/02/25
15:41 UTC

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Finnish winter landscape

0 Comments
2024/02/25
15:26 UTC

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QUick line and wash of Strasbourg

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2024/02/25
14:57 UTC

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My first painting I’m proud to show off! Off of a reference photo I found.

9 Comments
2024/02/25
14:04 UTC

11

landscape

0 Comments
2024/02/25
13:45 UTC

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Morning in a Pine Forest, watercolor, Jane Skuratova, 2022.

1 Comment
2024/02/25
13:14 UTC

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Lemons 🍋

My own original artwork. Schmincke watercolors, W&N Indian Ink, and Speedball B3 nib. I love the bright look of it. 🍋💛🍋💛🍋

1 Comment
2024/02/25
12:58 UTC

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Second watercolor bird

0 Comments
2024/02/25
11:32 UTC

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I just wanted to show off a sketchbook victory.

Earlier this month I found out about an art contest but I had little time to execute it. The piece I submitted wasn't my best. I couldn't get it out of my head, today I painted a piece of what should have been.

Anyone have tips on painting birds with more depth?

1 Comment
2024/02/25
09:51 UTC

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Yesterday's painting

2 Comments
2024/02/25
08:44 UTC

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Utah :) I would love some advice from you guys

6 Comments
2024/02/25
08:10 UTC

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The poor judgement members patch

This reminds me of color forms this reminds me of colorforms, an art kit from when I was a child just trying to make it through life.

2 Comments
2024/02/25
04:56 UTC

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Favorite niche materials you swear by

Just wondering about everyone's niche personal preferences or little known supplies that you swear by. I'm newer to watercolor, coming over from acrylic, but in my research into the watercolor world there are obvious top choices as far as the best paper and paints. But I think everyone has those particular favorites that might go outside conventional wisdom or even common knowledge. What are the papers/paints/supplies that you swear by that other people might not be aware of or have even considered? I personally have found excellent handmade watercolor papers on etsy of all places for great prices.

32 Comments
2024/02/25
04:27 UTC

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Winter Mountain

Just enjoying what comes from my imagination. Used only French Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna. A little of scraping. Also wet both sides of paper to maintain wet in wet technique

4 Comments
2024/02/25
04:09 UTC

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Eagle Owl

Skillshare class (instructor Jane Davies)

1 Comment
2024/02/25
02:53 UTC

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Practicing Portraits on watercolour.

2 Comments
2024/02/25
02:44 UTC

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Continuing the process of learning watercolor

Ive been working on this for two weeks and i made a mistake above her upperlip. Tried fixing it and well ruined the paper messing up the entire piece. Mistakes happen

2 Comments
2024/02/25
02:05 UTC

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Channeling My Inner Bob Ross

For some reason this painting kinda reminds me of Bob Ross’ style Don’t know why. I had a different way of painting today. I wet both sides of the paper before I painted and I found that it helped with wet in wet technique far better and longer. Paper is 100% cotton Baohong, paints are DS and Cotman

4 Comments
2024/02/25
01:49 UTC

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Picked this one up for the first time in a year after having it outlined.

0 Comments
2024/02/25
01:35 UTC

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