At first draw the design onto the handmade
Now with a brush gently pat water onto the
part where you are going to apply water colours.
Now paint the design using camel water
Let the painting dry.
Patting water onto the design helps the
colour to blend better and also gives a better finish. Avoid mixing paint
straight with water as it will make the paint too watery.
To get a lighter
shade of a colour, mix a little white paint with the dark shade. We can get
Peach by mixing scarlet and white, brighten green by mixing sap green and
yellow. To darken a colour, add a tinch of black colour.
Water colour always looks better with free hand drawing. When you trace a
design, the trace (pencil) marks will always be seen through the painting.
Watch the design and try to do a free hand drawing. If
you need to get an outline you can use Burnt Sienna
with a thin brush (no.00) to give a rough outline and fill it up with the
required colour. This paint will blend with the colours and the outline made
with it won't be visible through the painting.
At least five brushes of different thickness should be kept ready when you
start painting a design. You can use thin brushes in narrow spaces and thick
brushes in broader areas as per your discretion.