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
- dip pen
- watercolor paint
- 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