Hello and good day to you!
I hope you’re doing fine and made it through the rain and the storm earlier this month. Since, as I’m writing this article, the weather’s still gloomy, wet, and cold, I thought pastel-ish colours could cheer us up a little, as they make quite a nuance to the dark clouds and harsh weather. I also really love some pretty gradients! Real fan of those!
But, what to do with those gradients? What I like to do, once they’re dry, is make them into little landscape drawings. So, without further ado, let’s get them brushes out and get right into painting.
I’ll show you three different kind and techniques today but, as always, feel free to experiment!
1. First, for any of these gradients, wet your paper with a brush. I used my mixed media sketchbook, which I do regret. You’ll see that though it is meant to withstand wet mediums, it simply isn’t the same as sized watercolour paper.