In this Instructable I will show you my new watercolors, and I will test them on a painting :)
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE PAINTING FOR MORE DETAILS!
Step 1: Colors Used
I only used four watercolors for this painting (+ fineliners and white gel pen):
- dioxazine purple
- phthalocyanine turquoise
- indian yellow
- quinacridone gold
In the last picture you can see how they perform on watercolor paper (both wet on dry and wet on wet).
Step 2: Basic Shades
I start from the little gnome using very diluited colors.
To create contrast, I will also add other layers of paint (next steps).
Step 3: Squirrel + Gnome Shades
I paint the squirrel wet on wet and I continue layering the gnome and his mushroom.
I also paint the mushroom where the squirrel sits.
Step 4: Background
I paint the background both wet on wet and wet on dry.
I also add new layers of paint where it is needed (leaves that are on top and bottom of the picture).
Step 5: End ~
I complete the picture tracing lines with fineliners and adding reflections with white gel pen.
THAT'S IT, DON'T FORGET TO WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE COMPLETE PAINTING PROCESS.
I hope you enjoy this painting, please let me know what you think about it.