How & Where to Start with Watercolor Painting for Beginners

How & Where to Start with Watercolor Painting for Beginners


100 thoughts on “How & Where to Start with Watercolor Painting for Beginners

  1. Happy Saturday! After getting so many questions about how to start with watercolors and what should you paint, I decided to make a video all about that! ► Don't forget to grab your FREE Guide about Watercolor Painting for Beginners here: https://makoccino.com/how-to-start-with-watercolor-painting

  2. What an incredibly helpful video. How happy I am to have not given up and continued to search for someone who could help a new persons journey with watercolor. I will be ordering my supplies today that you have suggested. Well done. I’ve waited to order until I found someone who would suggest especially the paint brand and brushes I would need to get started and not get overwhelmed due to me purchasing the things that would not be helpful on this journey. Your instruction was also very very helpful. I’ll be watching all of your videos and add you to my address book so I can “binge watch” while learning more when supplies arrive so I can paint along with you. Thank you for sharing.

  3. OMG! u read minds. I was really looking for a watercolor vid. Thank u soo much I also want to thank u cause now I'm a pro..THANK U SOO MUCH MAKOO. #Makoficationsquad
    It's been 3 years since I found ur channel. I joined on 9 November 2016

  4. You made my Saturday a Funday! Ahh! Definitely what i needed! Do you know I figured out what your video will be about when you didnt even upload it! WATERCOLOURS! I knew it! Haha!❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 😊 😆

  5. Waiting for this since ever. Love you Mako ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Can't wait for the next video 😍😍

  6. Again you have taught me so much in just a little time and u are very easy to follow. Wow! Great work. 👍🏽👍🏽😊😊❤️

  7. Nice video again Mako! I really enjoy and learn from them! As I am currently painting, I cane across some dificulties. Q: how often do you have to clean your brush? In other words, when should you at least clean your brush? Q: Do you have some (more) tips on composition of paintings/drawings? I really struggle with it. Seperate parts of my paintings look ok, but often the composition looks somehow off. Q: When is is it ok to paint the whole background first and then the foreground? In other words, when do you recommend to leave white space for the foreground pieces (I would like to minimize that because it costs extra time). Any tips on that? Also, the build-up of layers paint, why not make te initial mix up more pigment saturated so you would need less layers? What is the downside to that? Curious what you think of this :-). Have a wonderful day!

  8. The painting looks simple but so neat and is full of heart which just brings the whole concept to life. And yes, I do need to manage my time in terms if school and art. Thank you Mind Reader for the next the vid in advance

  9. Each and every video resonates such a warmth and positive energy. Whenever I see a new video notification , I know I'm in for a great time 😀

    Keep doing the great work mako <3

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  11. Thank you Mako, I learned to use watercolor by just watching your videos. It helps me hella huge. Now, I'm thinking to start my own channel just to share my learnings to everyone. 🥰 More power!

  12. Thank you so much for this video. I've always wanted to get better at painting, and watching your videos really motivated and helps me. I hope I can one day post a painting video on my channel after gaining some skills. Thank you again! ❤️

  13. What a beautiful piece you created! You are the person who inpired me to start playing with watercolours! Thanks!!!

  14. Thank you so much Mako. Your ‘cheat sheets’ are wonderful, as are your emails containing much needed encouragement and practical advice. It is all very much appreciated. 🎨🖌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🥰

  15. his mako I'm having a competition in which I have to paint on an a3 sized paper or canvas using watercolour tubes . any tips? you know what I actually tried following your monstera leaves painting ( but the paint got spread in the edges)and fireworks ( but the shape of fireworks is not right ) what should I do? I just can't think of anything

  16. #makoficationsquad
    I remember creating these watercolour transitions between light colours to darker ones and learning to paint with watercolours. Btw, the little boat looks too cute and you look gorgeous as always ❤.

  17. This video is super helpful 😍😍😍 thank you for creating it

    Your advice is great for every level of watercolor artists 😍😍

  18. Hey mako! Could you please make an acrylic painting tutorial. I have 3 small canvas I want to make a big painting fully painted on three canvasses. Please make a video. Ily. Your tutorials are best you know I can search on pintrest and try to paint it but it won't turn good until I try a tutorial.

  19. Thank you for these videos Mako! I've been out of touch with my creativity/art for the past 5 years (I was forced to study physics in college :<) and now that I've graduated, I want to be in touch again and do more art. Your videos and positive personality is really helpful and I feel hopeful for myself! I'm looking forward to the next video :3

  20. Wow. I actually feel like I could try to do those paintings! They look great! I definitely need your next video in my life! I want to create so badly, but it keeps getting pushed to the back burner because of time management issues!

  21. Hi Mako. How are you? As always, love your art and thx for all the information! May I ask what was the size of the Da Vinci Casaneo brush u used to paint in the video? I am thinking about (finally) investing in one good brush. So I want to be sure which size I should buy. Many thanks in advance.

  22. Hey Mako, would you make some tutorials on how to work with liquid watercolors?

    Greetings from Chile.
    No + AFP
    #ChileDesperto

  23. Usually I avoid tutorials by people with accents because it makes it difficult to understand but for some reason, I understand you perfectly! Also, your accent makes me feel really relaxed and comfortable. Thank you for the amazing tutorial

  24. Makoccino I love this video and love everything you do I’m only on an allowance as I’m only young and permanently bedbound so mom quit her job to look after me so could you do a video testing out budget friendly supplies. Also I would do anything to own a piece of your artwork I’m your biggest fan you brighten my days I’m inside these same 4 walls everyday and I’ve been watching some of your old vids to cheer me up but could you give me warning when you’re going to sell a piece because I would sell my soul for one piece of your art I think your amazing. Keep doing what you love. Love everything you do. Take care Mako. Rachel x #makoficationsquad

  25. ★Mam please make video on how to make faces.. I can't get the result that I expect from my portraits ★

    By the way
    Love your channel 🖤

  26. Good Lord girl I haven't been getting your notifications for a long while! So glad I've found you again. Perfect timing with this video for me. Cheers. I'm looking forward to the next one for sure – finding time! Notifications sorted again now. That'll not be happening again! Wahoo! Checkin back to see what I've missed now.

  27. It's the perfect guide for a beginner to start off with watercolor …even I use watercolor and thanks a ton for uploading such a nice and easy video …I really never miss a upload of yours Ma'am .Thank you so very much ❤

  28. Mako!! Amazing as usual 😍🙌
    Honestly, I don't need to download guides for painting..JUST YOU IS ENOUGH!!
    I actually need help for mixing acrylic paints as buying so many different acrylic colors is kinda costly here…I just need guidance for mixing acrylics for obtaining other different colors instead of buying them…just like a video you made for watercolors. Thank you anyways! Love you loads!!
    #makoficationsquad

  29. Hi, thank you for your wonderful and lovely videos! <3
    Can i use watercolour and oil pastels on acrylic papers? Or vice versa, acrylic paint on watercolour papers?
    What kind of paper do you use? Hot press, cold press, what's the difference? Do you use separate journals for watercolours and acrylics?

  30. Hey . I wanted to say is there another way for doing watercolor painting. Not all countries have watercolor paper and we have them but its super expensive. So what should i do. i do paint on a paper thats not watercolor buts its thick to take watercolor painting

  31. I really like your videos and cause' they gave me a lot of courage and also new ideas.
    I'm also not a big fan of watercolor but your videos really inspire me a lot that's why I'm so into watercolor these days.
    Greatjob!!

  32. I am poor so I can't afford to art classes so! You are giving me free classes thank you so much mako for everything it means a lot to me🤗

  33. Hi mako! You should do a chatty video with Emma from TheWatercolourFactory. She also goes by quality over quantity and she teaches colour theory (she has a free class that I believe will be back as a monthly class in January , again, for free ☺️) . Love you videos by the way and I love how your channel is evolving!

  34. Wow the pictures are absolutely beautiful!!! Would buy them right away if you had an online shop 😍 I haven't used watercolour probably since primary school but I definitely want to try it now! Thanks for the inspiration!!! And big thumbs up for the beautiful pictures and your positive, calming personality ❤️

  35. You're giving me very helpful tips to paint .
    I like drawing and painting w water colors but i didn't know how until i saw your channel.
    Thank you very much for helping me make my wishes come true ♡
    Keep moving forward ♡

  36. Another great video Mako 😀 I'm really eager for the next video as being a software engineer it's often impossible to keep up with hobbies. Also I want to thank you for spreading the knowledge for people like me who love to paint but never actually went to an art school. I would love to get my drawings reviewed by you some day since I find you an excellent art teacher 🙂

  37. I’m so glad I found your videos. They are so helpful. Can’t wait to get my Albrecht Dürer pencils and try some of your tutorials. #makoficationsquad

  38. It's very educative and helpful video. Thanks for sharing. I need to find my watercolors and start again. I recently started YouTube channel with oil paintings tutorials. Everybody welcome. 🎨

  39. Wait I don’t understand why you would put blue water color and then cover it with purple. I’m referring to the 2nd drawing on the right.

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