How do you paint so smoothly with the brush tool?

A smooth gradient can be achieved layering many washes of watercolor on top of each other. Speed and pressure play an important role in how clean of a tone you end up with. My Paper Basics guide explains all of the nuances of the watercolor brush and several techniques for using it.

Here’s a quick video showing the basics:

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