How to paint figures, cars and boats in watercolor.

This is a super simple video demo for complete beginners.

Even if you can’t draw I’ll show you how easy it is to draw figures, cars and boats with a brush.

The importance of figures, boats and cars in your paintings

It is not only fun to draw such subjects but they are often the focal point of your painting – which means it’s essential to get them right because that’s what your viewer will focus upon most.

Video Demo

In this demo, we will first do figures, then boats and finally cars. Take your time, stop whenever your wish and have fun. Below are downloadable reference images to help you.

Reference images

Reference image for figures

Reference image for boats

Reference image for cars


Below is a downloadable materials checklist with links to Dickblick art store.

I hope you find this lesson enjoyable and have more confidence in drawing with your brush.

Are you serious about improving your skills?

If you are serious about improving your watercolor skills, or just want to get better quicker or would appreciate a little feedback on your work then check out my course below for complete beginners. This beginner course is free.

Gareth Naylor

I am an Englishman living and painting in Japan. I have now been here for over 17 years and have been painting for all that time. I love to travel around the Japanese countryside and find beautiful places to paint.

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