There's so much you can do with watercolor, so here are some watercolor ideas. You can let the colors flow, paint shapes, or combine watercolor with other media like gouache or acrylic paint, or even with oil crayons and pastels. When you first draw with oil crayons, you can add a background later with watercolors. In all other techniques, you first thave to paint the background...
Doing gradients in watercolor
Watercolor is very suitable for making the most subtle gradients - transitions in color (or light-and-darkness), in gliding scale. With that, you can create beautiful skies, mist or just a color atmosphere.
How to paint without sharp lines
One great watercolor idea is the overall color wash. When