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Better Travel Souvenirs - Watercolor Postcards

Step 5: Sketch out your composition

This will give you some idea of where you're going to be putting your major blocks of color.

Think about what the focal point of your painting will be. You can establish the focal point by its position, its color or its size.

I like to do this part with watercolor pencils. That way, my pencil marks will melt and ultimately disappear into my painting. I look like a friggen freehand painting genius.