Little Tricks in Watercolour
If you are painting watercolour petals, draw the petal shapes first then wet the shape, then choose the colour you want the petal to be.
Drop one drop on to the water at the base of the petal and allow it to spread out to the tip of the petal without touching it. Leave it to dry and you will get a very delicate affect.
Adding Texture To Pebbles
If you want to create texture in watercolour on large pebbles or stones try this. Draw the shape, wet the shape with a coloured wash, then before it dries sharpen a watercolour pencil over the shape in the colour you want ie grey.
Leave to dry and you will find that the pencil scraping has left what look like little holes in your stones. If you scrape green or brown on to grey stones it will look like lichen.
To create a pebble area wet the area and drop drops of brown, black, grey and the tiniest bit of red paint on to the damp paper. This will spread. Leave to dry then go over it with a lead pencil and pick out the 'pebble shapes'.