Brush Stroke to Soften an Edge in Watercolor

The Softened Edge Stroke

In watercolor it is sometimes challenging to be able to control soft and crisp edges. A painting with only crisp edges will look too structured and stiff. A painting with only soft edges may look too washed-out. A painting that contains both soft and crisp edges can convey mood, atmosphere, and detail.

So, how do you create a brush stroke with one soft edge, especially if you are layering this stroke over an existing wash that is already dry?

It’s all a matter of how wet or dry your paper is. Here is a link to my YouTube video that demonstrates how to create what I call a “Softened Edge Stroke”.

This link can also be found on my Lessons Tab above.

Click Here for Softened Edge Stroke Video – Enjoy!


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