In this series of lessons, I will be showing you how to make a watercolour painting from a bighorn sheep reference. In this session we will be adding final details and washes.
- Watercolour paper
- Several small – medium soft brushes
- Watercolour paints (anything you have to hand)
- Water pot
- Paper towel or rag
Reference Image: https://unsplash.com/photos/6Uh-fJizwlw
- Following on from the penultimate lesson (Part 4) we will be continuing to add fur details using a smaller brush.
- You should try to focus on getting as much variation in colour as possible (within reason).
- You may also need to adjust some larger regions of colour and or tone as well as the relationship between different areas.
- Think about the overall value statement across the whole artwork at this stage and make any necessary corrections (I had to darken the lighter part of the neck for instance).
- It is best to finish by punching out the darkest notes (and background) to get the image as defined as possible.