Avoiding Pencil Lines in Your Watercolors

Sometimes you don’t want to see pencil lines in your finished watercolors, but you still need some guides to placing your washes. Here are some alternative ways to make planning marks to avoid visible pencil lines in the finished painting. (For instructions on how to transfer a drawing to your watercolor paper using acetate and a sunny window or lightbox, see the How to Transfer a Drawing lesson in Watercolor Jumpstart).

(More ideas on the same topic coming up in the next postcard paint-along, too.)

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