HomeArticlesSimple Ways How to Use Reference for Your Watercolor Painting Simple Ways How to Use Reference for Your Watercolor Painting By Eric Benedict February 27, 2020 Articles, Blog 90 Comments Tags:art reference pictures, art references, art resources, art tips and tricks, artist reference photos, copying vs referencing, how to paint poppy field, how to use references, how to use references in art, instagram for artists, makoccino, references for drawing, tips on using reference photos, watercolor painting for beginners, watercolor painting ideas, watercolor painting techniques, where to find drawing references, where to find references for your art Related Posts Can Dinosaurs Come Back To Life Like Jurassic World? Craft room clear up day 3! The finished result + lots of organizing and storage tips Can These Chefs Turn This Yeti Drawing Into Real Food? • Tasty About Author admin 90 Comments BamboozledOwl February 22, 2020 YES! I ALWAYS have difficulties with water colour references, gosh. This will help me for sure ;^; Reply dhiman singha February 22, 2020 Yay! I am early Reply makoccino February 22, 2020 Happy Saturday! In this video I wanted to give you some simple tips and tricks on how you can use reference pictures and turn it into your painting without copying it 1:1! I really hope you find it helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions! Reply Anstella Legaspi February 22, 2020 💗✨ Reply Mr gamer February 22, 2020 I love your channel Reply T B February 22, 2020 Hello mako!I’m so excited for this video.Loved this painting from your last video!😍🥰 Reply Larrisa - Gaming February 22, 2020 Mako, Please inform me when u get ur letter! Cant wait for ur reply!! ♥️🌌 Reply Riddhi Kandharkar February 22, 2020 Hii mako!! Thanks for sharing one more amazing video!!❤ Reply Artistic Bird February 22, 2020 I am early!! This vid is also helpful! Thx for sharing it! ❤️💕 Reply Zrena Swan February 22, 2020 Oh my God you are so talented Reply garima panwar February 22, 2020 I love dem, my paintings have improved a lot nd i love ur style,pretty Reply tajrin rahman February 22, 2020 This is so helpful thank you so much mako 😀😀😀😀💖 Reply Gajalakshmi S Baskar February 22, 2020 Hey makoccino, I love your videos .You help me in improving my painting skills thank you so much😄😊 Reply msm gaming February 22, 2020 I love tour paintings Reply Houssein Karout February 22, 2020 thanks mako! your channel is so cool, i suscribed last year and made BIG improvement in my art thanks to you Reply T B February 22, 2020 Mako, i have a question that I would love to know your answer to. Lately I’ve been really motivated to use my art to make even a little money. I watched your tips but maybe you can tell me what is easiest way without having to invest lot of money in it? Sorry for my bad English (I’m from Georgia 🇬🇪) if anyone know this please help me🙂🥰 Reply chocolate wafflez February 22, 2020 my coloring has improved SOOO MUCH since I started watching youI can't thank you enough Reply Creative ideas February 22, 2020 Love u and ur paintings🥰🥰 Reply balthazarina February 22, 2020 Really great tips Mako! Reply Jara Projects February 22, 2020 I like your painting more than the reference photo Reply Sandy Rana February 22, 2020 Thank you for all your amazing videos.😀😀😀Please share about warm and cool colours also please.🙏🙏🙏 Reply raja ko February 22, 2020 I just love your channel ..So helping in the art journey😀😊😄 Reply Lynn Leigha February 22, 2020 The man that invented "cut, copy and paste" passed away the other day, Larry Tesler, he was 74 years young. RIP Reply balthazarina February 22, 2020 Dear Mako, I like to paint tiny european houses, really cute and cozy looking with chimneys and pointy rooftops . I live in Pakistan, we dont have those kind of houses. And I always have to use another artist's painting as reference. Also I find trouble with where to paint the shadows with watercolors. Please do make a future video on a tiny house tutorial Reply Josef Valenta February 22, 2020 Thanks for inspiration! Even noob as me can craft "almost picture" and have a lot of fun doing it. All that thanks to people as You. Have a great day! Reply Manikandan Damodaran February 22, 2020 A small gift for you A- adorable L- lovableE- exited X- xoxoA- amazing N- never misses any of the subscribers requestsD- dazzling R- returns with a smile every weekA- artist Reply Joaquin Andres R. Balbas February 22, 2020 I love how makos videos are always relaxing Reply Ishika Verma February 22, 2020 The wet on wer technique suits it so much! Love it mako ❤️ Reply smol bean February 22, 2020 i'd really love to see her paint a kimi no nawa fanart Reply Rebbecah Israel February 22, 2020 Amazing video 💜 You Reply toka ahmed February 22, 2020 You are a drawer Reply Madhu Ratnakar February 22, 2020 Wow your videos are very informative and help me a lot when I am trying to watercolor. Thank you so much!! Reply Jason’s Weird Reads February 22, 2020 Thank you for sharing these websites. Just doing a casual browse and I have a few great quality pictures I want to paint. I was wondering what is the best varnish to use for watercolour paintings? Reply Jiya arts February 22, 2020 Love you so much 🌈🤘🏻 Reply Manikandan Damodaran February 22, 2020 Why you're always making me satisfying. You're so creative. Way to go mako. When I grow old, I will give you a oscar for the best artist . Love you mako xoxo Reply Cori Hederich February 22, 2020 I like the painting better!! Great video and great advice! Thank you for sharing ❤️❤️❤️ Reply Barbara Knuth February 22, 2020 This was extremely useful!!! Reply Pranay Bhanushali February 22, 2020 Great video! Reply sathya lakshmi February 22, 2020 Very nice idea mako Reply Deb T February 22, 2020 VERY helpful! Thank you! Reply Nam FX February 22, 2020 can you do a same painting negative color please Reply W Andrews February 22, 2020 Hi Great tips!!! Can you tell me where I can buy this metal ruler with handle from? I checked it under your description but no information. Thanks very much. Reply Chimnani Heena February 22, 2020 It's really looks gorgeous Reply khadija tul kubra February 22, 2020 Your videos are always helpful 💜 Reply Morgan Gallagher February 22, 2020 Thanks to you, I painted the first landscape I’m proud of for a school project! Thanks Mako ❣️ Reply Lily Khaled February 22, 2020 Thank you for the vid . Love from egypt ❤ Reply Gerrie Louden Bell February 22, 2020 Great explanation, demo, and whole video! Reply chitranshi tiwari February 22, 2020 what type of brushes i can use regarding acrylic paintings?? can i use simple watercolor brushes Reply Bisma Khawaja February 22, 2020 We must protect this gem all costs Reply Will Collins February 22, 2020 Pretty much everything I know about watercolor is from you !! Thx sm for getting me into watercolor Reply Todd & Lisa Smith February 22, 2020 Very helpful, thanks! I’d be interested in another video where you show the reference picture side by side. Reply Tammy D February 22, 2020 As a beginner this is by far the easiest way I found to make clouds. And it looks very natural. Thanks for a very helpful video! Reply Dixit Koteshwar February 22, 2020 Just awesome Reply paintwithheart February 22, 2020 Always has a good tip❤️ Reply MS. MAKER February 22, 2020 I am going to make such painting 😲👌 love you Mako💖 Reply Salma Kothari February 22, 2020 This is supes helpful ✨ Reply Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Shiny Blue Ball February 22, 2020 I just recently started out with watercolors, so I'm still really bad, but your videos are why I wanted to try this magical looking medium!As for the reference pictures, I am a photographer, so I just usually paint loosely based on my own photos! Keep up with the BEST watercolor content on youtube! Reply maria florencia fernandez February 22, 2020 i liked Reply leppardess February 22, 2020 Thanks for the great tips! I really like your style of watercolor painting. Reply almutairi fares February 22, 2020 That’s a very beautiful painting 💘 Reply Kimberly Newsom February 22, 2020 This was very helpful – thank you! Reply Anita Davidson February 22, 2020 Thank you Mako. Lovely painting and great tips! 🖌🎨👍🏻❤️ Reply Mu R February 22, 2020 I didn't know about royalty free picture website!! You just gave me a world of endless possibilities! Thank you so much Mako!! 💕💖 Reply My Rangomania February 22, 2020 Nice Reply Jeff M February 22, 2020 Thanks that was indeed helpful, I am impressed by the outcome too. Having fun and experimenting is important to enjoy painting and growing as an artist. And maybe you'll surprise yourself with a nice piece. Reply IG Fine Art February 22, 2020 Gret painting as well as explanation…🙂👏😊🖼👌👌🖌🧑🏻🎨🧑🏻🎨🧑🏻🎨 Reply Cindy Art 씬디아트 February 23, 2020 When I try to use reference pictures, it's always so hard to find the right color. Seems like that never bother MAKO's. 😘😍🥰💓💕💗 Reply Y A S H N Y February 23, 2020 You make it look so effortless! Thank you for the tutorial! Reply Queeny Del Rosario February 23, 2020 Lovely ☺️ Reply Lenny Kilay February 23, 2020 Lovely painting based on reference photo and nice tips for image drawing 👍👍👍 Reply Dhruv Goel February 23, 2020 Love you Mako…. #makoficationsquad Reply dotayo February 23, 2020 What a beautiful piece! Nowadays, I get so busy with school and my schedule that I even forget I have hobbies, and other things to do! Yesterday, I tried to get back into watercolor, but it seems like I just can't. I'll try again later, this video inspired me, thanks !!! ❤️ Reply watercolor art Racheli February 23, 2020 very nice, I liked it Reply happy robot February 23, 2020 Be careful! Royality free doesn't mean what you think it means, desn't mean a picture is free and you can download it and use it! It means that once you buy the license, you can use it freely or with very little limitations. I'm a photographer and my agency sells my photos using both royalty free e regular royalty and in both cases clientes has to pay. To be safe, use only Creative Commons pictures or read carefully the disclamer on the site you're taking the pictures from. Reply ichnuhalt February 23, 2020 I love your videos sooo. And yesterday I found out you live like 20 minutes away from me xD Reply HUZAIRA SIDDIQUI February 23, 2020 Can ou please show us how to paint realistic looking tree bark using watercolors? It'd be reallllllly helpful Mako for this I trust you only. Reply Keona Tron Studios February 23, 2020 Mackocinno your videos are amazing. You are great at your work. Reply epifny9614 February 23, 2020 I wish gouache was used much more often. it's my fave. would love to see some gouache projects. Reply Poonam Sharma February 23, 2020 This was a real cozy oneI would request if u put a tutorial on "how to do watercolour painting on normal paper"Looking forward for same…….. Reply sid_g m February 23, 2020 Yes ! I needed this video so bad 😢 Thanks Reply Aka February 23, 2020 Thank u for the tips! I for sure will check their pages! I love the expressiveness of this painting…lose and and expressive!!! Can we sell our work if we use a royalty free image(that part was kinda unclear to me😅)? Reply Ace Rituraj February 23, 2020 Excellent video Mako. Very soothing and full of quality content. Information shared in video was really good. Sky in painting was my favorite part of the painting. It looked very natural and real. I love the subjects section for videos. Love the sunset/sunrise drawings made by you so hopefully we can see more of them in upcoming videos. Eagerly waiting for the next video. Keep up the excellent work Mako 😀 Reply Jen Goodwyn February 23, 2020 This is such a helpful video!!! Reply alariel85 February 24, 2020 It never even occurred to me to search royalty-free images, and there's so many beautiful ones too! Thank you for the advice 🙂 Reply Ben el original February 24, 2020 Thank you so much for this! Reply Nguyễn Thị Tâm Nguyễn February 24, 2020 hello i'm vietnamese i have watched your video and it was very helpful for me Reply Gaina February 24, 2020 That's gorgeous! 😁 ❤️ Reply Jerry Chan February 25, 2020 Very nice, you make it look easy and inviting! I learned some good tips observing your watercolor techniques. Great job, thanks for posting this video! Reply Jenn Glow February 27, 2020 😃 Reply Carlotta Schmitz February 27, 2020 Wow, I love your wildflower meadow! 🍀🌷🍃 You did a great job, thanks for your advice 🙂 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.