Tips for Loose & Colourful Watercolour // Draw With Me

  • Published on Jan 4, 2019
  • Here's some tips to help you with watercolour! These are just some things I've learned that might help you. Feel free to draw with me and let me know what you're currently working on!
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Comments • 273

  • tess
    tess 14 days ago

    i drew an octopus while watching : )

  • Taryn Fin
    Taryn Fin 19 days ago

    Love everything you post. You’re amazing at art! Love your channel. If I ever get any guts to start my art channel I’m def going to shout you and everyone else on here that I love. You’re one of my art idols.

  • Duška Tamburović
    Duška Tamburović 25 days ago

    *ruins my paper and my drawing with watercolour* :')

  • Miranda Wilson
    Miranda Wilson 25 days ago +1

    I did a water color panting of some oranges 🍊

  • Kyla Corsega
    Kyla Corsega Month ago

    thank you for sharing your great works!!
    bless your soul!
    i love your magical & dreamy watercolor artworks!!
    inspired and helped me a lot

  • Samantha Rankins Tinamisan


  • Verlierer
    Verlierer 2 months ago

    I was working on some character design for a comic I’m trying to develop

  • Elise
    Elise 2 months ago

    i just discovered your channel and i love it so much!!! your style is so visually pleasing and your voice over soothing. i rarely leave comments on videos, but i really felt the need to comment. you inspire me to draw more and push myself. keep up the good work!

  • Belia Simm
    Belia Simm 2 months ago

    In love with this piece 💕 I’m not a cat person but I’m so getting the print on this painting ✨

  • April Rains Fine Art
    April Rains Fine Art 2 months ago

    I had no clue you were a Canadian! You saying pencil crayons tipped me off. I'm also Canadian but I stopped calling them that because I follow so many American artists that pencil crayon just sounds weird to me now lol
    Also this was very helpful. I think I've learned more about watercolor in this video than I have with any of the dedicated tutorial videos I've watched since I could see your actual process

  • Ashley Lewis
    Ashley Lewis 3 months ago

    I keep rewatching this video because it’s soooooo good!!!! Thanks for all your tips

  • Sam Sam
    Sam Sam 3 months ago

    Orange and gray I'm not a big gray person I'm a big green person I love green most All Greens but here lately I've been exploring orange and gray. Orange seems to be a color that levitates to me because most of the things I have in my house are a combination of Earth Tone colors mixed with a lot of autumn colors which means a lot of oranges.

  • JanaAlsu ِ
    JanaAlsu ِ 3 months ago

    The painting turned out so beautiful! Enjoyed the video too

  • Heidi
    Heidi 4 months ago

    I really like your insight on warm colors being closer and cool colors being further away! Thanks :0

  • Hannah Askins
    Hannah Askins 4 months ago

    I was drawing cats while you drew this.. what a coincidence right? XD Only got two done because I love listening to your commentary

  • ClonedGentleman
    ClonedGentleman 4 months ago

    This video flew by me so quickly, it didn't feel like a 17 mins video.

  • Kristina Denver
    Kristina Denver 4 months ago

    I'm glad some one else likes orange. It's my favorite color! I think it's beautiful and useful but not everyone utilizes it.

  • Xandra Schoots
    Xandra Schoots 4 months ago

    Sooo this is so random but I'm practising anatomy while watching this video! :)
    Also, I loved watching you create this piece!

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  • Hachiman Atelier
    Hachiman Atelier 4 months ago +1

    What you said about the colors, the reason why they combine very well is because those colors are side by side in the color scale, for those who are interested in this, look for videos on color theory, you will see the reason why this happens and the different color schemes that are often used in art.
    Also, I love cats.

  • Kleiner Blauwal
    Kleiner Blauwal 4 months ago

    I don’t know why but I really want to name the cat Jamie. It just looks like a Jamie to me.

  • Apollo Aqua
    Apollo Aqua 5 months ago

    wow, it's adorable

  • jeff hendry
    jeff hendry 5 months ago

    i love the color scheme it makes the character pop

  • crazy milkman
    crazy milkman 5 months ago

    I bought this wonderful painting!! It came in a cute yellow envelope with some lovely little bird stamps! I love your art jel!!!

  • Lovemerry Ilin
    Lovemerry Ilin 5 months ago

    I love this style of video! Nothing sped up, and love commentary. Love it!!!

  • lavvender.velvet
    lavvender.velvet 5 months ago

    i drew circus animals while watching this lol

  • Venus O
    Venus O 5 months ago

    I love how this piece turned out! Just wondering, what's the name of the brand of the brush you were using?

  • Vendettis
    Vendettis 5 months ago

    My fave color combo is a deep purple and deep red

  • amatøør
    amatøør 5 months ago

    Thank you for the video, it was really eye-opening for me and my watercolor techniques + the final piece is adorable!

  • Esma
    Esma 5 months ago

    I love using blue and orange. Or blue, purple and pink.
    Great video, lovely art work. Always happy to watch your videos. 😉😊

  • Sashimi
    Sashimi 5 months ago

    I just started using watercolor (got some from christmas thanks so much!!!) I drew kirby

  • Leda A
    Leda A 5 months ago

    Love it!! Can I ask what you use to film the drawing from above?

  • Catqueen 2107
    Catqueen 2107 5 months ago

    drew a sketch of a rose.

  • Azra Aydın
    Azra Aydın 5 months ago

    I enjoyed watching it. And liked the cat a lot. My dad likes the orange best lol.

  • Zimrian Zimrian
    Zimrian Zimrian 6 months ago


  • Akane Sakiya
    Akane Sakiya 6 months ago

    Hi there! I really like your art style and your videos in general. It's very inspiring and you have quite a relaxing voice. You're talking calmly and it is a real pleasure because it's easy to understand what you are saying even though English is not my mother tongue :)
    I love watercolor so it was an amazing video! ;)

  • Yannelis Pagan
    Yannelis Pagan 6 months ago

    Did you know that Calicos are all female? It’s super rare for a calico to be male.

  • Dez
    Dez 6 months ago

    I really like to use orange, purple, and green. I paint a lot of sunset scenes so I use all three quite frequently. Orange is my favourite colour. :)

  • Dez
    Dez 6 months ago

    Jel: "I think the scarf needs to be darker."
    *Throws navy blue on the scarf*
    Me: O_O
    Idk why but that was really hard to watch... It felt like a death scene in a movie but the person didn't actually die.

  • JaysArtEscape
    JaysArtEscape 6 months ago

    Earlier today I ordered some watercolor supplies off amazon after wanting to try them for a really long time, and I’m super excited to try them out

  • Artelier Auxora
    Artelier Auxora 6 months ago

    Very adorable kitty! Thanks for the watercolor tutorial. I have a lot of watercolor but I’m always so afraid to use them.

  • Leigha Jackson-Evans
    Leigha Jackson-Evans 6 months ago

    Wow, I'm blown away! I love your style, both in the painting style, and in the video style. This was very informative and comfortable to listen to. You have a commendable grasp on color theory and combinations too!

  • Mint Dango
    Mint Dango 6 months ago

    I actually clicked on this to have something to listen to and watch while I sketched. I was doing doodles of my oc Luna's different facial expressions lol

  • Meraki Painter
    Meraki Painter 6 months ago

    I love pink and blue. Reminds me of cotton candy 😋 and I worked on a lil sketch of a girl surrounded by peaches with colored pencil. I'm gonna post it on Instagram 🍑

  • BriTeya Desu
    BriTeya Desu 6 months ago

    I love how even if I may not be using the same medium you are, your tips always apply? How is that possible lol I was drawing digitally this time during your draw with me. I felt nostalgic and re-drew a scene from Tokyo Mew Mew. An anime that really helped push me into the world of drawing cartoon people. Your videos help me stay focused and actually finish a drawing~

  • Fujoshi Deredere
    Fujoshi Deredere 6 months ago

    I know this is random but on an app paint tool sai its being drawing in pixels and I was wondering if you knew how to get smooth lines and not pixeled ones

  • Kari Skinner
    Kari Skinner 6 months ago

    You might want to check out fabriano "soft press" watercolor paper. It is kind of in between hot press and cold press.

  • Bottle of Arts
    Bottle of Arts 6 months ago

    Just mind blowing

  • Kingery Art
    Kingery Art 6 months ago

    Sweet channel my friend! I just subbed and hit the bell button👊 I hope you sub and support back😁👍👍

  • Paola Hernandez
    Paola Hernandez 6 months ago

    This is really nice! I upgraded my watercolors recently and tried to paint with them, but it didn’t turn out so well :’( this served as inspiration to not give up! I also got some prismacolors so I’ll definitely use them in my next attempt at watercolor !! I love you and your art ! :))

  • Grace Hayden
    Grace Hayden 6 months ago

    I love watching your videos! Your voice is so relaxing! I love sitting down with a cup of tea, watching a video and taking notes. Your art style is so unique, I love it.

  • XiterCifer
    XiterCifer 6 months ago

    I was doing my math homework while watching this :'3

  • Ahri Foxfire
    Ahri Foxfire 6 months ago

    I really like your process, it was very pleasing and calming to watch :3 Thank you.
    p.s. my favourite colour comb right now is probably some neon, really bright blue+magenta+purple+cyan :]

  • pastelkats
    pastelkats 6 months ago

    For peeling off the tape whenever I do it too damp o can peel it very easily

  • Cub Is alive
    Cub Is alive 6 months ago +1

    I was drawing some kids wearing backpacks for no reason

  • R'john Bernales
    R'john Bernales 6 months ago

    I'm actually working on a bird design for a cartoon while you're working on the cat. I also like the orange purple combo...thanks for the video :)

  • Eclectic Alien
    Eclectic Alien 6 months ago

    Worked on male figure and colored it in using only gray scale since I turn to colors too quickly and wonder why it looks so flat >~

    • JelArts
      JelArts  6 months ago

      Ohhh yeah value studies help so much with that! That's a great thing to practice.

  • Posion Knight
    Posion Knight 6 months ago

    I drew a lizard on a bike because my friend is depressed so I will give it to her

  • Jabby The Hot
    Jabby The Hot 6 months ago +1

    A striking teal blue and a stark copper red is my favorite color combination at the moment. Went to Niagra Falls in june, fell in love immediately with the colors of the water

  • Rhian Gorman
    Rhian Gorman 6 months ago

    Your videos always put me in the mood to paint, I love it!

  • Katie Whysong
    Katie Whysong 6 months ago

    so relaxing i almost fell asleep haha ^^

  • meggn
    meggn 6 months ago +1

    orange is my all time favorite color
    my favorite color combo is brownish-copper, teal, and light orange

  • Sedna
    Sedna 6 months ago

    I love red, teal, and yellow color combinations but the purple and orange is wonderful🐱

  • Oreo the Druid
    Oreo the Druid 6 months ago

    I was drawing a stan lee tribute while watching this. Thank you for the wonderful watercolor tips! I struggle with watercolor more than other types of painting or artwork.

  • Kayla Noodle
    Kayla Noodle 6 months ago

    haha I just recently got that palette :)

  • ooXChrissieXoo
    ooXChrissieXoo 6 months ago

    I love this painting! I always like the more loose painting, but I unconsciously add details to it, then it looked weird cause it's like lots of detail but also very loose, so i started to add detail but I'm not good at it, so the entire piece gets ruined. Need more practice, but thank you for reminding me the beauty of loose painting.

  • A U M
    A U M 6 months ago

    Your art style is so cute!😍

  • littleinkstain
    littleinkstain 6 months ago

    i was drawing a frog wizard

  • Noelle
    Noelle 6 months ago +2

    My favorite color combination right now is maroon and gold. There’s so much you can do with them together, and I’m also realizing that I own a lot of maroon clothing. I really like to put browns and greys in that mix, too. Also, wonderful video, as always! I love the bushes.

  • NefariousHippie
    NefariousHippie 6 months ago

    Really educational to see your process in detail as you compose!