Wednesday, August 30, 2017

YouTube Video Recommendations: Yong Chen's Goldfish Painting Lesson for Watercolor Beginners

Yong Chen is one of my favorite watercolor art teachers on YouTube. I've learned a lot by simply watching his process videos, both in their short form on his public YouTube page, and in their long form available for patrons on his website. By the way, he works with some of the safest watercolor paints because he uses his fingers to control brush moisture when blending and lifting, rather than using a sponge or towel.

Chen is a master at suggestion and using watercolor's strengths to that end. He also uses quite large brushes for most of his work, something I've seen fellow art students quail at. Watching his videos and following his techniques will rid you of that fear.

Highly recommended.

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