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Easy Watercolor Color Scheme No. 2 for Illuminated Letter C

How to use an easy method to find a beautiful color scheme for your watercolor painting, using a damselfly photo for inspiartion. Color mixing as well.

To demonstrate what a big difference color can make to watercolor painting, I have created a second video tutorial for the illuminated letter C illustration. This time around, instead of using pale vintage colors, I am splashing out with vibrant greens and yellow that I picked up from a photo of a beautiful damselfly. I added some watercolor gold paint too.

In this tutorial, I show you how I mix the colors that I don’t have in my ready-made palettes and then take you through the process of painting a composition that works. Distributing colors in a balanced way is half the game. Here's a link to the first tutorial with vintage colors.

Making your watercolor painting process a whole lot easier

The contrasting appearance of these two paintings of the same illustration demonstrates how much easier it is to create successful artwork when you select your color scheme BEFORE painting. And how much easier it is to express your intentions for the artwork when you don't need to fool around with color choices while painting.

I hope the instructions in the video below will prove useful to your creative endeavors. Your comments and questions are very welcome- please comment below the video on YouTube.

Free resources for video art tutorials by Cecilie Okada

You can download a free PDF with the photograph and color scheme that I used in the tutorial. It’s in the One Tree Art Club Library. When you sign up you will also have access to all the other free resources that go with my video tutorials, including free line drawings.

Happy painting!

Video tutorial: Easy watercolor color schemes for an illuminated letter C illustration. By Cecilie Okada
In this video tutorial, you will learn how to apply an easy watercolor color scheme selected from a damselfly, and also how to mix the colors. 

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Creative calm to the soul is balm. Click to watch the watercolor tutorial. Free Color scheme PDF included. By illustrator Cecilie Okada#watercolor #watercolorarts #watercolourpainting #illuminatedletters #letteringart #colorscheme #colorpalette #watercolorflowers

Learn the easy way to find a color scheme for watercolor painting, how to mix colors not found in your palette, and how to use colors in a balanced way. Click to watch the video tutorial. Free color scheme PDF included. By illustrator Cecilie Okada #watercolor #watercolorarts #watercolourpainting #illuminatedletters #letteringart #colorscheme #colorpalette #watercolorflowers
Creative calm to the soul is balm. Click to watch the watercolor tutorial. Free Color scheme PDF included. By illustrator Cecilie Okada#watercolor #watercolorarts #watercolourpainting #illuminatedletters #letteringart #colorscheme #colorpalette #watercolorflowers