Examine the opportunities and challenges of digital watercolours.
The flexibility of digital watercolour painting is a boon to professional artists. If you create an illustration for a client in traditional watercolours, it’s difficult and time consuming to edit. “The digital platform is really helpful when it comes to revisions,” explains Dewey.
Formalising your colour palette before you start a digital painting is key, as some beginners oversaturate their art with too many colours. (Understanding colour theory will help you work within a pleasing, complementary colour theme.) With traditional watercolours, you can overmix and overblend colours. With digital painting, neither is an issue. If your digital colours turn muddy, you’re not stuck with them — simply edit the hues.