This week I’ve already launched one new series of articles in which I’m going to focus on Design. Today I would like to add one more. My thinking behind it is that each series is dedicated to a certain group of students. This 101 series is obviously focused on those of you who are just starting out in watercolor. Surprisingly, I have never actually put together a series of articles dedicated to beginners. The reason why I’m doing so right now is that because of my videos I’m getting more and more questions about these topics. And at this point in time I have, I think, a good amount of ideas to share in this area. I started from scratch and slowly climbed my way up. I learned a trick or two along the way. The reason for the title of this article, “Reduce your learning curve” is that things can always be done more efficiently as well as less efficiently. I have been doing them both ways. My goal is therefore providing you with my ideas on minimizing the time you spend in the beginner sphere so you can more effectively reach more advanced levels.
Which brings me to the final point, that of your input and feedback. I would like to ask for your questions, I would like your input as to what are you struggling with most. Each of you personally. What is holding you back? What you need to work on but can’t make yourself? What is it that you’d like to overcome or master but can’t find the way?
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That’s pretty much it for this introduction, please leave your questions, comments, thoughts, struggles in the comment box down below and I’ll be happy to get to work.
Available articles in the 101 series:
- 1. Reduce Your Learning Curve (Introduction)
- — On Watercolor Backruns
- 2. Artist’s Vocabulary
- 3. Resources
- 4.1 How to Set up Your Watercolor Palette: My Personal Paint Choices
- 4.2 How to Set up Your Watercolor Palette: Temperature Considerations (Warm and Cool Primaries)
- 4.3 How to Set up Your Watercolor Palette: How to Select Your Paints
- 4.4 How to Set up Your Watercolor Palette: Palette Organization (Layout)
- 4.5 How to Set up Your Watercolor Palette: Studio Palettes
- 4.6 How to Set up Your Watercolor Palette: Portable Palettes / Paintboxes
- 4.7 How to Set up Your Watercolor Palette: Conclusion, Final Tips and Resources
- 5. Keeping a Sketchbook – Why and How I Do It
- — Elements of Design – Color: 1. Basics
- — Elements of Design – Color: 2. Color Wheel
- Next article coming soon!
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