Introduction: Watercolour Starfish

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Create simple but elegant watercolour starfish by following these simple steps.

Step 1: Sketch the Starfirsh

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Lightly sketch a starfish onto watercolour paper. It is very important that you use actual watercolour paper for this project.

Step 2: Add the Background

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The pallet for your background will be blue and green. Dilute the colours with water and use a wash technique to fill in your background. Very important: Let the painting dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Add Detail to the Background

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Once your first layer has dried completely, you can add more paint and add detail. Very important: Let the painting dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 4: Fill in the Starfish

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Use a sandy colour fill in the starfish.

Very important: Let the painting dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 5: Add Detail to the Starfish

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Add shading and detail to your starfish. To get the technique featured above, you will need to put a small droplet of diluted paint and let it dry completely. As it dries it will form the ring effect. Use different values of your original sandy colour to create dimension.

Comments

peppypickle (author)2015-01-09

beautiful painting! I really love the starfish details, well done :)

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