How to Paint Birds in Watercolor




Introduction: How to Paint Birds in Watercolor

Painting birds in watercolor is not difficult! Read my tutorial and learn new and interesting techniques. Check out my blog post about this topic.

Materials you are going to need:

  • watercolor paper
  • ink
  • dip pen
  • watercolor paint
  • brushes
  • spray bottle

Step 1: 1. Spray Some Ink on the Paper

Mix ink with water in a spray bottle and spray different colours on the paper.

Step 2: 2. Make a Sketch of the Bird

Once the ink on the paper has dried. Sketch the bird with a pencil.

Step 3: 3. Apply Different Colours.

Experiment on a separate paper with different colours. Start with applying only one colour at a time. Then apply another one, you can use the dip pen even at that stage but be careful not to add to much black ink.

Step 4: 4. Get Into Detail

Add colour and then draw with the dip pen. Draw some detailed feathers. Apply some gold paint- it will add light to your painting.

Step 5: 5. Play With Water and Ink

Just put a drop of ink and water on the paper and blow air towards the drop. Add more water and more ink-different colours and blow. There you go! You have unique abstract tree for your bird!

Step 6: 6.Voila!

Do you like the bird on the pillow in the background as well? I made it! Do you want to know how? Check out my post: How to paint birds in watercolor. Part II

Colorfully yours,




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