Watercolour Starfish

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Introduction: Watercolour Starfish

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

Step 1: Sketch the Starfirsh

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

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

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

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

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.

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