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VIDEO: Simple Line Scraping Techniques for Watercolors

In today’s video, Robbie Laird demonstrates how to achieve repetitive line and texture in a watercolor painting, using just a few easy-to-find scraping tools.

As you’ll see, Robbie’s methods work great for adding texture to leaves, but it could also be adapted for any number of subjects. Take a look:

To learn more, check out Robbie Laird’s full watercolor tutorial at creative catalyst.

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