AUTOPLAY
Watercolor Still Life With Fruit
14 steps
Gather materials: pencil, watercolors, brushes, paper, water, and paper towels, and fruit!
1. Gather materials: pencil, watercolors, brushes, paper, water, and paper towels, and fruit!
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Let’s talk through those supplies.
2. Let’s talk through those supplies.
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Let’s review some color basics. Make a color wheel with 12 sections.
3. Let’s review some color basics. Make a color wheel with 12 sections.
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Complete your color wheel.
4. Complete your color wheel.
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Try to mix complimentary colors together. It’s useful to know how to make muted and neutral colors.
5. Try to mix complimentary colors together. It’s useful to know how to make muted and neutral colors.
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A quick example of how to apply watercolor paint to a 2d drawing to develop 3d form.
6. A quick example of how to apply watercolor paint to a 2d drawing to develop 3d form.
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Time to get started! Compose fruit in an arrangement you like.
7. Time to get started! Compose fruit in an arrangement you like.
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Start with a loose pencil drawing of the general shapes in your still life.
8. Start with a loose pencil drawing of the general shapes in your still life.
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Paint in the general, local color of each of the fruits. Start light with more water.
9. Paint in the general, local color of each of the fruits. Start light with more water.
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Add more detail as you go along. Look carefully. Draw with your brush. Paint with less water.
10. Add more detail as you go along. Look carefully. Draw with your brush. Paint with less water.
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Add in the cast shadows and look for core shadows.
11. Add in the cast shadows and look for core shadows.
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Continue to build up the watercolor and add even more detail.
12. Continue to build up the watercolor and add even more detail.
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Add some finishing touches.
13. Add some finishing touches.
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Self evaluate: what do you like about your watercolor? What would you do differently next time?
14. Self evaluate: what do you like about your watercolor? What would you do differently next time?
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