Create Stunning Watercolor Projects in Just a Few Simple Steps
Mako, the artist behind the beloved blog and YouTube channel makoccino, brings you the most comprehensive beginner’s guide to watercolor.
If you’ve ever struggled with self-confidence concerning your art, or been overwhelmed by which brushes you need or how to blend paint, look no further than the gorgeous projects offered in No-Fail Watercolor. Through over 25 activities that are as lovely as they are accessible, Mako sheds light on the secrets to making dazzling watercolor paintings and guides you step by step through practicing and polishing your budding skills.
Learn to differentiate between monochromatic, complementary and analogous colors in the Color Harmony chapter; build your understanding of different mediums and textures with techniques like Painting with a Sponge or Softening and Blending; and take a tour through exquisite landscapes with projects like Cloudy Sunset Sky, Enchanted Forest or Ocean Cave.
Prepare to be challenged in the most fun way and to embrace simple but effective methods that will soon have you mastering watercolor. Above all, No-Fail Watercolor will remind you to let go of rigidity, to revel in the moment and to discover yourself along the way—because therein lies the true meaning of art.
“Mako’s teaching style is so thorough and approachable, anyone can feel confident reading and practicing from this beautiful book!” —JENNA RAINEY, best-selling author of Everyday Watercolor and Everyday Watercolor Flowers
“Mako takes the stress out of watercolor painting and shows you how to create beautiful artwork in an easy to- understand manner.” —DANA FOX, best-selling author of the Watercolor with Me series
“The perfect step-by-step book for those who would love to paint but aren’t sure where to start.” —KATIE JOBLING, artist
“Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone who’s already familiar with watercolor, you’ll enjoy Mako’s clear and concise teaching style. Her book is filled with beautiful, inspiring projects that will provide you with hours of painting fun!” —CAROL CHO, watercolor and lettering artist and founder of carolicitydesigns.com