DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Sketching and Shading

Watch this DIY tutorial to learn about watercolor sketching and shading!

The tutorial was created by Morgan Lockard, the adult/teen services librarian at our Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch. If you have any questions about the tutorial, please email her at

Materials Needed
  • Paper (the thicker the better)
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler/Book
  • Pencil
  • Two Cups
  • Water
  • Watercolor Paint

Try this if you don’t have any watercolor paint at home: Easy Homemade Watercolors

Video Tutorial

Additional Tutorial

View our other watercolor tutorial below. This tutorial focuses on the Ink & Wash method of watercolor painting.

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