Teaching water colours is not an easy task. Water colour paint is really a personal preference when it comes to it’s application, some prefer to apply subtly with light hues of pastel colours, others like to use it like Gouache paints, painting it in blocks and applying it thickly.
I prefer to do it the way I taught myself to do it. To try and copy the effects of some of the old masters (Blake and Turner), as well as some of the new contemporary fine/comic artists, like Kent Williams and Jon T Muth. The method calls mainly for a thick application of paint in a dark area, then diluted out with water, spreading out the colour to fill out the object. I like to let the water take the paint pigment on a little journey and it’s usually the mistakes that are made that actually attract the viewer’s eye (and not in a bad way).