This is the first part of the watercolor lesson. Watercolors are my preferred medium for coloring paper dolls so I really want to take my time & get it right.
Watercolor Pans (Winsor-Newton)
Watercolor Tubes (Winsor-Newton)
Watercolor Semi-soft pans (Yarka)
Doll traced onto Arches paper
With watercolors, I find it essential to work one color at a time. Make sure you mix enough of the color you want to use. Keep in mind the color will look darker on the pallette than it will on paper. Also, white is the color of the paper. There is a watercolor white but I rarely use it. And it make the paint opaque rather than translucent.
I painted the base and decided to call it a night. Watercolor takes time. The balance between wet and dry is crucial to achieving the effect you're looking for.
In the next watercolor lesson, we'll finish the shadows and work on the details. I like to leave the face til last.