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Watercolor lesson: Grapes

This post is about watercolor and how to draw with it in few steps easily. 
So lets start.

Stage 1 PENCIL SKETCH

  • make light lines 
  • se Art eraser

Stage 2 WARM LAYER

  • cover your sketck with yellow-orange-rose layer
  • let water soak little bit in the paper

Stage 3 MAIN COLOR

  • start paintbefore paper is fully dry
  • leave hotspots not covered
  • mix colors to show lights and shadows
  • use warm colortones for light and cold for shadow
  • feather clear borders of stains and make transitions till the paper is dry
  • use saturated colors to create main tone of image

Stage4 DETAILS & ACCENTS

  • when main layer is dried paint the dark details 
  • be accurate with quantity of water on the brush to avoid stains of water


Stage 5 FALLING SHADOW

  • draw falling shadow darker in the points where an object is touching the surface
  • make shadow cold in generally
  • dissapear falling shadow whereborder is not clear

    Don't forget to yourself for effort and make a compliment for your good job. ( the most important stage!)
    I hope this tutorial will help you to use watercolor with pleasure and great results. 
    Enjoy and wish new sky!