Introduction: How to Paint a Fox in Watercolour

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In this tutorial you will learn how to draw fox with ribbon in watercolour. For more tips and photos, visit my blog post: How to paint a fox in watercolour.

You are going to need:

  • watercolour paint
  • pencil
  • dip ink pen
  • different size brushes
  • ribbon

Step 1: Draw the Ribbon

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This step is only if you want to add an accessory to your fox. If you don`t want a ribbon, just skip this step.

Step 2: Sketch the Fox

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Sketch the fox with a pencil. Don`t be afraid to use the eraser. Now is the time to make corrections of your drawing. Once you apply the paint it would be more difficult to make changes. That`s why it`s important to make a fine sketch.

Step 3: Apply the Main Colour of the Fox

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This brush is perfect for making a fur/hair look.

Step 4: Paint the Shades

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Add darker tones, in order to create depth in the painting.

Step 5: Paint the Eyes

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Get into detail. Make the eyes pop out of the painting.Be careful not to make the eyes different.

Step 6: Final Touches!

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Make the painting look real! Use a thin brush or black dip pen. Don`t forget to use as reference the photo of your fox.

Step 7: Your Fox Is Ready!

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Step 8: Scan Your Painting and Use the Design on Different Items

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How cool is that! You can make your own unique design!

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I hope this tutorial was helpful for you! Let me know in the comments bellow!

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Colorfully yours,



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