VIDEO: Controlling your Paint on Yupo Paper

Published on Jan. 9th 2012

In today’s video, George James will demonstrate a few methods for minimizing that running, blending quality of Yupo watercolor paper.

True, sometimes you want that watery effect, but other times you don’t—take a look and see how George creates flat fields of color (as well as gradients) in just seconds:

NOTE: You can get all of George’s Yupo techniques on DVD at Creative Catalyst.

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