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