Watercolor poppies

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I had so much fun drawing this watercolor poppies and I have to say that I really love the way they turned out especially considering that I have little experience in painting flowers with watercolor! For that reason I followed this amazing tutorial I found on youtube!

If you are not experienced with a particular tecnique, tutorials are the best way to go. There are tons of them available on youtube, just pick one and have fun!

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The beauty of Watercolor

 

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One of the questions I often get asked is why I chose watercolor as my preferred medium. The obvious reason is that I like watercolor natural translucent quality, which is perfect for creating ethereal illustrations.

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Another characteristic of this medium is that with watercolor is not really possible to plan out how the painting will turn out and that’s the beauty of this technique. When color dries out it actually looks lighter than when it’s wet and the way colors beautifully blend together is always a pleasant surprise.

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I find painting with watercolor extremely liberating as with time it taught me to enjoy the process rather than worry about the final result.