21 Easy Step-by-Step Watercolor Tutorials for Beginners

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If you’re new to watercolor, you may find it helpful to follow these step-by-step watercolor tutorials for beginners.

In this collection, you’ll find over 21 watercolor paintings that are broken down into steps.

Use these paintings to create your own beautiful piece of art.

A few paintings you can expect to find are butterfly tutorials, Christmas tree tutorials, fruit tutorials, and more.

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Step-by-Step Watercolor Tutorials

Enjoy checking out these 21+ easy watercolor painting tutorials that you can follow and use to create your own art.

Holly Berries

Learn how to easily draw holly berries with this tutorial. These would be fun to draw during the winter months. You can add them to your holiday-themed art.

HOW TO DRAW HOLLY BERRIES

Credit: alagualola

Christmas Tree

Here’s another tutorial perfect for the holiday season. This tutorial teaches you how to draw a Christmas tree. I love the addition of the ornaments in the final step.

HOW TO DRAW CHRISTMAS TREE

Credit: alagualola

Purple Flower

This beautiful purple flower would look great with your floral watercolor painting.

The touch of yellow in the center of the flower really makes it stand out.

HOW TO PAINT A PURPLE FLOWER

Credit: atelier_amateur

Purple Butterfly

I love butterflies, so I can’t wait to try this tutorial for a purple watercolor butterfly. Experiment with the colors to suite your desires.

HOW TO PAINT PURPLE  BUTTERFLY

Credit: atelier_amateur

How to Draw Poppies

Poppies are a popular flower. If you’ve been wondering how to draw poppies, check out this step-by-step tutorial teaching you how to paint them.

HOW TO DRAW POPPIES

Credit: Scarlett Aimpyh

How to Draw An Eggplant

Not only does this tutorial show you step-by-step how to paint an eggplant, but it also provides tips on using your watercolor paint on wet or dry.

HOW TO DRAW AN EGGPLANT

Credit: dearannart

Monarch Butterfly

If you love the monarch butterfly and would like to know how to paint one, you’ll find this easy to follow tutorial very helpful.

HOW TO PAINT A MONARCH BUTTERFLY

Credit: dearannart

Watercolor Tulips

Tulips are such a beautiful flower. This tutorial shows you how to draw and paint lovely tulip flowers. After you complete this, you’ll have a beautiful work of art.

WATERCOLOR TULIPS

Credit: huaban

hOW TO PAINT A TREE

Magdalena has some of the best step-by-step watercolor tutorials. This tutorial shows you how to paint a simple yet detailed tree.

HOW TO PAINT A TREE

For the full tutorial visit Magdalena Illustration.

Watercolor Watermelon

If you’re new to watercolor, this tutorial is a great place to start. It shows you how to easily paint a slice of watermelon. I find this to be such a helpful tutorial.

WATERCOLOR WATERMELON

Credit: elartedeveronica

How to PAINT a Donut

I love painting yummy food items, so it’s only fitting that I include this watercolor donut tutorial. If you follow this tutorial, use whatever color you’d like for the icing.

HOW TO PAINT A DONUT

Credit: elartedeveronica

Evergreen Tree

Here’s another tutorial that will show you how to draw a Christmas tree. Once your tree is dry, you can add more detail.

HOW TO PAINT AN EVERGREEN TREE

Credit: favoritethings_letters

How to PAINT a Red Flower

If you’d like to know how to draw an assortment of flowers, I’ve included a few great tutorials in this collection. This red flower tutorial is another great floral tutorial option.

HOW TO PAINT A RED FLOWER

Credit: favoritethings_letters

How to Paint a Cosmos Flower

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to paint a cosmos flower step-by-step.

For assistance with painting the petal, pay attention to the part of the tutorial that says “breakdown of a single petal.”

HOW TO PAINT A COSMOS FLOWER

Credit: inkstruckstudio

How to Paint An Owl

Owls always look amazing when you see them in paintings. This tutorial is a bit more advanced, so keep that in mind if you’re a beginner painter.

HOW TO PAINT AN OWL

Credit: magdalena.illustration

How to Paint a Blue Flower

The most difficult part of this tutorial will probably be drawing the flower. After that, the rest is smooth sailing with this tutorial that shows you how to paint a blue flower.

HOW TO PAINT A BLUE FLOWER

Credit: magdalena.illustration

How to Paint a Ladybug

Learn how to easily paint a lovely ladybug by following this step-by-step tutorial.

This tutorial shows you the paint brand and color used for each part of the ladybug.

HOW TO PAINT A LADYBUG

Credit: pigmentolimon

Watercolor Strawberry

This tutorial shows you how to paint a halved strawberry. There’s also a reference for painting a whole strawberry if that’s something you’d like to do.

WATERCOLOR STRAWBERRY

Credit: pigmentolimon

How to Paint a Sunflower

This tutorial makes painting a sunflower easy. I love how it includes great tips for painting your sunflower so that it turns out like the photo.

HOW TO PAINT A SUNFLOWER

Credit: priyankapaints

How to Paint a Transparent Flower

Here’s another simple tutorial for painting a flower. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to paint a transparent flower.

pink flower watercolor tutorial

Credit: priyankapaints

Watercolor Coffee Cup

This tutorial isn’t as detailed as some of the others, so it may not be ideal for beginners.

However, if you’re willing to give it a try, you’ll love the results you get when you paint this coffee cup for yourself.

WATERCOLOR COFFEE CUP

Credit: conniegg316

Watercolor Sunflower

Here’s another tutorial for painting a sunflower. This tutorial includes a few more steps to guide you along the way.

WATERCOLOR SUNFLOWER

Credit: nikitaceedesign

How to Paint a Leaf

I love this tutorial showing you how to paint a leaf. If you’d like to know how to draw leaves, this tutorial is a great place to start. This could also assist you in painting leaves on trees.

HOW TO PAINT A LEAF

Credit: inksnthings

Hot Cocoa Watercolor

I would love to paint this hot cocoa mug during the holiday season. This mug would look great on the cover of a handmade holiday card.

HOT COCOA WATERCOLOR

Credit: typeandjoy

hOW TO pAINT A pALM tREE

Here’s another awesome tutorial from Magdalena Illustration. This tutorial will show you how to easily paint a palm tree.

HOW TO PAINT A PALM TREE

For the full tutorial visit Magdalena Illustration.

I hope you were able to find some inspiration with the step-by-step watercolor tutorials in this post.

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