Mastering Watercolor Urban Landscapes: Harnessing the Power of Photo References

Discover a detailed guide to crafting vibrant and dynamic watercolor urban landscapes using photo references in this insightful blog post.

Mastering Watercolor Urban Landscapes: Harnessing the Power of Photo References
Distant Harbor by Robert Joyner

In this blog post, we'll explore the step-by-step process of using photo references to paint vibrant and dynamic watercolor urban landscapes.

Watercolor painting is a versatile and captivating medium that offers artists the chance to create stunning urban landscapes. With the right watercolor techniques and guidance, you can transform a simple photo reference into a breathtaking watercolor masterpiece.

Choosing the Right Photo Reference

Selecting a compelling photo reference is the first step in creating a successful watercolor urban landscape. Look for photos that have a strong composition, interesting elements, and a balance of light and shadow. The photo should evoke a sense of atmosphere and emotion, which will be crucial in translating it into a captivating watercolor painting.

Photo reference
Photo reference

Gathering Supplies

Before you begin, gather all the necessary supplies. Watercolor paper, high-quality brushes, a palette, water containers, and a range of watercolor paints are essential. It's important to use professional-grade materials to achieve the best results.

Here are the best watercolor supplies I use and recommend for all levels. The article covers what hues I use, paper suggestions, brushes and more.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Watercolor Supplies
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, choosing the right watercolor supplies is crucial to achieving stunning results.

It's time to check out the video tutorial where I paint the loose landscape from start to finish. The video and other tips are only available to paid members so be sure to sign up and get access to this video and many more!