A Brief Introduction to Watercolor

Why is watercolor so different from the forms of paint?

Oil painting on the left, watercolor on the right

I have heard anecdotal stories from the a number of people who experiment with creating art in multiple mediums that aside from physical vs digital, the most difficult switch to make is between watercolor, and other paints. Accomplished oil and acrylic painters initially have a hard time using watercolor, and vice-versa. On the surface these two…