Have you ever wanted an easy way to scale up a sketch? Or to figure out what size rectangle to draw for a small planning study for a quarter-sheet or half-sheet of watercolor paper? Here’s a simple trick that only requires a straightedge (or a piece of string will do!).
Sketchbook Pro is a great tool for quickly planning changes to a painting in progress, and it’s free. This video introduces the small set of features I use in my planning process, so you can get started quickly without having to go through a lot of features you don’t need.
This video shows how to make a lightweight waterproof board to support a small watercolor painting while you work. This method will not prevent buckling, but the paper will flatten out again after it dries.
Ever wish you could print out a photo in larger sizes to transfer to your watercolor paper without making a trip to the copy shop? This video shows you how to use Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software which most people already have for reading PDFs) to print out large images on multiple sheets of letter-size paper.
Three methods for transferring a drawing to watercolor paper: using self-made graphite transfer, graphite transfer paper and clear acetate.
An easy way to remove stuck caps from tubes of watercolor (no pliers!) and a few tips for preventing stuck caps in the future.