Hey guys! A lot of people have been asking for this. One of my most faq is how I personally go about doing a watercolor background, and how to keep the edges so clean. Well, there are a thousand ways to do this, but personally I use this method:
1. Lightly sketch out the subject
2. Wet most of the area I want to fill in the background
3. Paint carefully around the subject, and get the background design I want
4. Wait for the background to dry
5. Paint the subject!
I don't use any masking fluid or anything like that.
Maybe I'll do a full tutorial sometime. I liked this picture, so I thought I might as well share it.
In the background I have PH martin's concentrated watercolors. They are very bright and vibrant :3