Turn on your favourite music and a good mood. Imagine cloudberries in your mind, its rich colour and flavour. And start.
- A4 watercolour paper
- watercolours (I use my favourite Leningrad paints set)
- #3 and #2 kolinsky brushes
Sketch the composition:
Carefully apply the first layer of watercolour, pay attention to white regions left and how the intensity of a colour changes:
Now the leaf, see how many shades are there — each region is painted at once:
Add a little dark paint:
Intensify the colours:
Paint additional shades:
Emphasise the volume:
The success secret is the number of details you'll be able to see and to transfer without drawing attention to them — this means, your efforts mustn't be seen:
Add shade below to show the depth of the space:
I hope, you've found some useful tips and got an overall idea of how to paint with watercolours. I wish you success!