Watercolor Painting for Beginners: Draw and Paint Melbourne

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Watercolor Painting for Beginners: Introduction

In this Watercolor Painting for Beginners article and workshop, we’ll draw and paint Melbourne in a line and wash style.

This scene was requested by one of my patrons Evonne U. I hope you like the photo and resulting line and wash painting.

Watercolor Painting for Beginners: Draw and Paint Melbourne
Reference Photo
Watercolor Painting for Beginners: Draw and Paint Melbourne
Completed Line and Wash Painting – 1/8th Sheet

Melbourne Scene: Reflection

I like the way this one turned out, especially the tram in the center of the road!

One of the things to keep in mind in a scene/reference like this is to carefully observe the light source. You have to make sure that the shadows all run in the same direction.

In this scene, I emphasized the darkness under the background buildings. I also added shadows to the left side of the buildings to imply the light source from the right.

The overlapping shapes and subjects were tricky to handle. To start off, I created a very light outline of the buildings and the point where they met with the ground. Then I added all the figures, trams, and cars in the foreground first. This helps give your drawing a sense of depth and it means that you don’t draw over the top of the background shapes.

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