10 (MORE) WATERCOLOR TIPS ( For Beginners!)


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  • Kasey Golden
    Kasey Golden  17 days ago +562

    Here are my 7 previous tips for watercolors: tvclip.biz/video/uubdmjor-bk/video.html

    • James Nibba
      James Nibba 11 days ago +1

      1:59 what is artists loft and schmincke???

    • FluffaDerp
      FluffaDerp 13 days ago +1

      Kasey Golden
      So do you use artists loft? Plz help I only use Crayola watercolor :,’(

    • James Nibba
      James Nibba 14 days ago

      Kasey Golden I use aqua/water brush

    • Rachel McDaniel
      Rachel McDaniel 15 days ago

      For the one with cups if you don't feel like using as much water just dry you brushes off and it should get rid of most of the pigment if your brush is too dry a quick dip in the water shouldn't dirty it

    • Dima Rajab
      Dima Rajab 15 days ago

      how much paint and paper l would have wasted if you didn't upload👍👍👍🖌🖌

  • DerpyPigeon
    DerpyPigeon 3 hours ago

    Don't ever touch wet watercolor. You'll create a boob. 4:05

  • Alison Raines
    Alison Raines 11 hours ago

    I once had a bottle of water I used for watercolor and I was outside doing watercolor and my dad who can't see took a sip from it by accident and freaked out when I told h.

  • nickol galstyan
    nickol galstyan 15 hours ago

    Wonderful, thank you so much!!

  • Zyaria Wright
    Zyaria Wright Day ago

    Ok, so I have a delima. My water colors supposed to be like a b+ but they're chalky. My line art get covered by residue so I took you tip and did line art last but the paint is so chalky that my liner just won't write on it. Even my office pen is struggling. Help?!?! Should I get new paints? Never use liners with it? 😣😣😣

  • Noodle Doodle
    Noodle Doodle Day ago

    “Practice makes not perfect but it makes something.”
    I’m quoting you because of this.

  • Vampire boy gee
    Vampire boy gee Day ago

    I really like muji pens for being waterproof, very good, would reccomend

  • Sc10 Gaming
    Sc10 Gaming 2 days ago

    +KaseyGolden I got the koi watercolor set for Xmas as of 2018 and some of my colors are sticky and I haven't used them in a week. They look shiny and stick to my finger when I barely touch them, do you know why?? (I just started using watercolors)

  • Annita Thipharacksa
    Annita Thipharacksa 2 days ago

    What if you're at school?

  • Brianna Berge
    Brianna Berge 2 days ago

    How do u know if ur paints are good quality?

  • Alice Animations
    Alice Animations 2 days ago

    1:51 h ow
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    T o
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    Be fo r
    Y ou
    Ma ke
    Yo ur
    Ski n
    T u r n
    Pi nk

  • CryBow
    CryBow 2 days ago +1

    What water colours do you use?

  • AnnMarie Langley
    AnnMarie Langley 2 days ago

    Dry brush: too light
    Wet brush: good
    Artist loft: *BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN*

  • kiblaze
    kiblaze 2 days ago

    Thank you for this video. I’ve been tinkering with watercolors on/off for about 2-3 years and I’m still learning new useful things. I do agree with “you get what you pay for” but I think I gradually upgraded over time from cheapo crayola/artist loft paints to better student grade ish paints (that did make a big difference). I’m hoping to invest in some artist grade/professional paints to see if things get more amazing c; But my current set has behaved pretty well for me so far :3

  • ghoulkitten cat
    ghoulkitten cat 3 days ago +1

    okay can i just say those birds a have some good legs

  • Xeon
    Xeon 3 days ago

    the one thats wrong on the thumbnail looks kinda better than the right one tbh

  • Annabelle Harvey
    Annabelle Harvey 3 days ago

    Yeah what if it's mettalic watercolor

  • Missty Zeezy
    Missty Zeezy 3 days ago

    Did anyone else notice she wrote bleeding not blending 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😭🤣😂🤣😭🤣😂🤣🤣😭🤣😂🤣😭🤣😂🤣

  • Kam The cat
    Kam The cat 3 days ago

    Wow, i actually discovered the last hint by miself o.O (the 2 cups thing ) great video 'w')b

  • Riley The Wolf
    Riley The Wolf 4 days ago

    I hope I can draw as well as you can ;w;

  • Harry suduroy
    Harry suduroy 4 days ago


  • lourd lovelye
    lourd lovelye 4 days ago

    4:14 I actually do that!

  • Oom Dolly
    Oom Dolly 5 days ago

    It annoys me so much how you don’t hold your pencil correctly

  • Emery Parcell
    Emery Parcell 5 days ago

    My art teacher showed us this video today! :D

  • Filipino beano magno

    It de-PENS

  • Isaiah Flores
    Isaiah Flores 5 days ago

    It's a good thing you gave me that bonus tip at the end of the video....

    ... someone I know could've....drank the water...
    Not me though, I'm smarter than that's...

  • wolfchan
    wolfchan 6 days ago

    my cat keeps on trying to drink my watercolor water 😧

  • AyaBlue22
    AyaBlue22 6 days ago

    I’ve only got the chalky colors (part of a big ol’ art set), but I’ve amassed a collection (all from art sets)... the watercolors & pastels are those forever-untouched supply. Enter the inspirational water colorist extraordinaire Kasey Golden and now I’m hankering to dust off those long-neglected water color relics in an attempt to be constructively creative!
    ::thumbs up::
    “Thanks, Kasey!! 😁”

  • Alexa Greiner
    Alexa Greiner 6 days ago

    Sometimes when I paint and drink at the same time I accidentally drink the paint water 😂😬😋

  • Adventurous Geek
    Adventurous Geek 6 days ago

    Love these tips Kasey thank you! I know you mentioned it briefly but biggest thing I learned is that quality of brushes, paint and PAPER make a HUGE difference in the outcome of your work!! Best decision I ever made was to invest in some Arches paper, Cotman brushes and stop using those chalky Artist Loft colors. EVEN AS A BEGINNER, GET GOOD ART SUPPLIES. :)

  • Iliketacos
    Iliketacos 6 days ago

    Wow thanks alot

  • Sir Krabster
    Sir Krabster 6 days ago

    I go over my sketch with a staedtler fine liner and I'm having a hard time trying to find out how long it takes for it to dry and when it is and you start rubbing the sketch out without it drying it'll turn in to a darkish blue smudged across the page 😅

  • food4444lyfe ᑫueen βɪtch

    Some pens says waterproof but not... 🙄🙄

  • Ash Larswell
    Ash Larswell 6 days ago +1

    3:00 bleeding??!?

  • Lonely Artist
    Lonely Artist 6 days ago

    Practice makes Permanent:
    If you practice hard, you’ll always work hard and efficiently if you ever paint. Rather than if you just sloppily paint around the canvas, your gonna stay that way.

  • FireBlaze21
    FireBlaze21 7 days ago

    "Practice makes not perfect but it makes something" now if you excuse me, I'm gonna go frame that...

  • Mya McConkey
    Mya McConkey 7 days ago


  • EJ The Savage
    EJ The Savage 7 days ago

    I have a feeling you accidentally drank your water color water

  • oofer girl
    oofer girl 7 days ago

    What water color do u use??

  • Logan Dell
    Logan Dell 7 days ago

    Do you mean to tell me that 10 year old Crayola Watercolors where I can’t tell the color aren’t the best to use?

  • MEG G
    MEG G 7 days ago

    Would a normal ballpoint pen be waterproof?

  • Anne Wright
    Anne Wright 7 days ago

    Thanks for the watercolor tips! They are all quite helpful and I will share them with my grandkids! They and I have been painting with watercolor. They really love it!!!

  • Cinnamon Tree
    Cinnamon Tree 7 days ago

    You talk like you have drunk water colour water before

  • Cozy Sims 2
    Cozy Sims 2 7 days ago

    Thank you, I need this :D

  • sally_chippendale art

    I feel like I'll always be a watercolour beginner, for me it's harder than working with oil paints. Except for the clean up of course. :)

  • S.yahh._
    S.yahh._ 7 days ago

    0:54 what happened to the one on the bottom left 😱 it disappeared

  • Black Fox Flower
    Black Fox Flower 8 days ago

    I don't drink the dirty water, but I do try to keep my pets from drinking it. Even if the paint is non - toxic, I don't want to take the chances with my cats

  • stan straykids stan talent

    In 4th grade i drank watercolor water

  • à ÑËVØÜßË Ŵrëçk

    What type of water color do you use? Cause yours is really pretty

  • Kittyeci
    Kittyeci 8 days ago

    Hehehe you saying pen like pin is cool and unusual

  • Eggster
    Eggster 8 days ago

    2:59 *how to avoid **_bleeding_*
    Tell me if you also noticed that. :P

  • lollypopcandy
    lollypopcandy 8 days ago +1

    My elementary art teacher used to say “Dirty water makes dirty colors” to remind us to rinse the water out and get clean water when it got dirty

  • Muralswallart Paintings

    Great work ! #artdhananjay

  • Eurazba
    Eurazba 8 days ago

    Don't stick your drink right next to the paint water, it increases your chances of drinking the paint water... I almost drank paint thinner today because of that.

  • Mozam The Popchips Fag

    Tbh both in the thumbnail look nice anyways ok bye

  • Lovely Sunshinee
    Lovely Sunshinee 9 days ago

    I have ALMOST accidentally drank my paint water more times than I can count :/

  • Emily Phan
    Emily Phan 9 days ago +1

    For tip #1, you could just do your watercolor paint, THEN after it’s dry, use a sharpie. Works for me. :)

  • Safira Coyfolf
    Safira Coyfolf 9 days ago

    . . . What about watercolour pencils😞

  • MeowingInsanely
    MeowingInsanely 9 days ago +1

    I used to just get recycled bottles & fill one up with water then gradually wash my brush in the ff. bottles.
    There was that one painting competition... I was so focused doing my thing... I accidentally placed the dirty water (instead of my EMPTY bottle) into my drinking bottle & proceed to drink it.
    There was also a time where I had 2 clear cups near me, one filled with rubbing alcohol & one with recently acquired drinking water.
    Guess which one I drank :P

  • Livingthe Life
    Livingthe Life 9 days ago

    I reallyyyy wanna try painting with watercolors but i'm too scared to ask my mom since she already bought me acrylic lmao

  • Ⓗⓞⓣ ⓀⓞⓀⓞⓐ

    This was super helpful! Thank you so much!

  • Thomas loves mac n cheese

    wait but what pen do I use for tracing over my sketch?

  • ur mom
    ur mom 10 days ago

    **can watercolor now**
    **cant draw... **_still_****

  • Judith *
    Judith * 10 days ago

    The fact that there's a video with all these basic tips tells me that children no longer learn this at kindergarden or school. Good thing there are friendly people sharing their knowledge and experience through videos like this one!
    Edit: I think it's not only the quality of the color that matters, but also that of your brush and paper. Impossible to create a smooth flat of color with a brush that's shedding hair like a cat in springtime, let alone with paper that ripples and/or bulges as soon as it gets wet. Though in the latter case I think one could still pretend that the resulting pattern was fully intended to turn out like this :)

  • Violet 723
    Violet 723 10 days ago

    I feel like I'm the only one that looked at the thumbnail and thought, "what's wrong with the other one?" HAHAHAH

  • Fireflyeffect
    Fireflyeffect 10 days ago

    Sad cool toned bird is still valid!!

  • cookie ÒwÓ
    cookie ÒwÓ 10 days ago

    haii kasey can i ask what water color do you use?? and how much??

  • Keiran
    Keiran 10 days ago

    Adding to the bonus tip, when painting keep any drinks you have at the time in bottles or a travel mug. Makes it a little easier to realise when you grab the wrong thing while not paying attention.

  • The Hanging Tree
    The Hanging Tree 10 days ago

    what kind of watercolor brand do u use tho :0?

  • biased
    biased 11 days ago

    Kasey: *manipulates watercolour*
    Others: *manipulates me*

  • Evi Pitts
    Evi Pitts 11 days ago

    Dont worry, I accidentally drank my dirty acrylic water instead

  • Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

    I’m still a bit salty you don’t this listen to Hamilton
    ( jk no hard feelings)

  • Macca Pacca
    Macca Pacca 11 days ago

    I wish I had this when I was younger. This is very helpful for beginners

  • Baba
    Baba 11 days ago

    ₕₒ𝓌 𝒹ᵢ𝒹 ᵢ ₘₐₖₑ ₜₕᵢₛ 𝒻ₒₙₜ?

  • Salty Tortilla Chip
    Salty Tortilla Chip 11 days ago

    I don’t know if you saw my comment from last month or several people have asked this,But I’m so happy You answered my question!

  • PepperSauceYT
    PepperSauceYT 11 days ago +1

    I had an incident were my aunt gave me orange juice and of course I was painting and I used orange first... after a couple minutes I got thirsty... and boom it was the same color as the orange juice... and sadly I drank that paint water and I told my aunt (at the time she was baby sitting me) "this tastes like water" she was so shocked, and told me "is it bad!? DID I POISON YOU!?!?!? DO YOU FEEL SICK!?" I was not as worried until she said "you might be dieing" I was so worried... that I started screaming... then I started crying and boom almost instantly after crying and screaming... the paint water was like NOPE and I threw up on my painting... my aunt was so worried already and after she saw me throw up and she called 911 that I had food poisoning and when they came they just said "she just drank paint water.. she perfectly fine"...

  • •I can't think of a good username•

    9:22 I feel attacked.

  • Chihuahua in a Fedora
    Chihuahua in a Fedora 11 days ago +1

    **You see me holding a cup of dirty paint water**
    Me: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    You: ⊙ - ⊙
    Me, slowly pouring it into my mouth: ᴵᵐ ᵈᵉᵃᵈ ᶦⁿˢᶦᵈᵉ

  • woman
    woman 11 days ago

    The only time I used watercolours was when I was 6 and I got a MLP art set. Heh..

  • Vixi Arts
    Vixi Arts 11 days ago

    This is so helpful

  • Breno Paiva
    Breno Paiva 11 days ago

    Practice makes improvement!

  • Annoying Pisces
    Annoying Pisces 11 days ago

    Practice makes not perfect but it makes something are words imma live by forever

    THE GAMING WOlf 11 days ago

    kasey! did you keep your wrong way paintings that you did in this video?

  • Ffennell Marcial
    Ffennell Marcial 11 days ago

    I have been a fan of your style and a subscriber of your channel. By the way this vid helped a lot. I would like to ask if you will make a "watercolor & Gouache" tutorial.

  • Ash_InYT
    Ash_InYT 11 days ago

    Can you give a tip but using a paper this time?

  • • Bethy •
    • Bethy • 11 days ago +1

    Um. I think I know you. Do you live in Virginia and just host a “Make it Mug it” program at a library?

  • snaco
    snaco 11 days ago +1

    5:27 YOUR WHAT? BLOOD?

  • Coyoteclaw11
    Coyoteclaw11 11 days ago

    I can't wait to upgrade my watercolors ;; I have a set of Winsor&Newton paints that I really loved, but circumstances separated me from them and for financial reasons, I bought a set of Artist Loft instead :,c If anything, I can say the artist loft tube paints are much better than the pan.

  • Moon Black
    Moon Black 11 days ago +1

    i love your drawings or tutorials, like this. It's fun and I learn too much and help me learning english. I'm from Spain! Bye~ ✨

  • Trash Trash
    Trash Trash 11 days ago

    For the second tip, (Or is it third? Idk. It's the one about art line.) why don't you just do the art line, paint, and then add the art line again?

  • Grace Marimla
    Grace Marimla 11 days ago

    can we use UNI PINS?

  • Radude33
    Radude33 11 days ago

    Ah thank you so much, when i first used water colors at art school i sucked cause of the bleeding but hey you surely are a master xD

  • yazan
    yazan 11 days ago

    Yay just what I needed

  • Jenna Hamdallah
    Jenna Hamdallah 11 days ago

    You should have more subscribers!

  • Turtle 4u
    Turtle 4u 11 days ago

    What kind of brands are quality?

  • jen rose
    jen rose 11 days ago

    one time i had a bowl of popcorn and a bowl of water (for my watercolor). i accidentally dipped my brush into the *_fucking popcorn_*

  • Xiu Xiu
    Xiu Xiu 11 days ago

    " Do not drink your watercolor" Yes thank you, very helpful, i'll take a note :v

  • Girl Wonder66
    Girl Wonder66 12 days ago

    How do you use watercolor from a pan? Do you pour the water into the color, or do you dip a wet brush in?

    • Detective Marmalade
      Detective Marmalade 11 days ago

      Definitely use a wet brush to activate pans. Dropping water directly would make puddles and a huge wasteful mess of paint. If you want variants in opacity, depend on how much water you load your brush with or use the wet on wet technique.

  • poke nerd
    poke nerd 12 days ago

    What if you have watercolor pencils. how do you use them?

  • Pixel Poof
    Pixel Poof 12 days ago

    Say, do you have a challenge vid or something of the sort where you use cheap watercolors/brushes/pens? Cause I can't necessarily get any high quality paints from Walmart :')
    It would be nice to see some tips about working with cheap supplies!
    Your art and style are so lovely btw! You're a real inspiration! ( ´∀`)