I thought you might enjoy seeing the painting I did of an owl today in stages:
Step 1 – Paint the background a brown color and let dry. I’m using Arches Cold Press Aquarelle Art Board as my surface.
Step 2 – Draw my image in pencil. Using a wet brush, I rewetted areas and then lifted the paint with a dry brush and a small damp sponge.
As you can see, this adds shading even before I add paint!
Step 3 – Start painting with layers of watercolor and white gouache.
It is starting to look like an owl! I took a break from sitting and went for a walk outside. 🙂
Step 4 – Add finishing details with a fine brush.
Signed my name and I’m done!
Would love to hear what you think! 🙂