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Easy to paint watercolors for you to continue to learn to paint . Here are the last two toys.
What I know about you.
- Your creative self wants to be seen.
- While you paint this watercolor painting series, you take a small action to make a change.
- You must have at least quieted the fearful, mean voice in your head while you paint these.
- I hope you are painting clean, juicy colors with JOY and having some fun while you do.
- I know you are getting great feedback.
Here are our 30 minute easy to paint watercolors: the little purple bear and the small red pony
Part 3: Little purple bear
Decide whether you want a slightly more greyed purple bear(right) or a brighter version (left) BELOW of the same guy.
Also: Look at the two little bears side by side.
Even tracing the templates, unique little bears are created every time.
Color Mixes for this Easy to paint Watercolors exercise
The purples use
- the “purple red” (#022) and either blue (#143) or (#149)
- Because the purple we mix with this little watercolor palette, doesn’t have the “zip” that the toys have in real life, we added permanent rose to our expenses.
- If you want your purples jazzier, you can get permanent rose here.
- use orange yellow (#076) and small amounts of red (#014).
- Add white to create the illusion of “plush”
The green bowtie
- use emerald green (#114)
- lighten with yellow (#052)
- shadow with darker green (#092).
The video tutorial shows you all of the above in painting the purple bear.
Part 4: Little Red Pony
COLOR MIXES FOR THIS EASY TO PAINT WATERCOLORS EXERCISE
The reds start with the red (#014)
- lighten with yellow orange (#076)
- and darken with violet red (#022).
- Add a tiny bit of white to give the illusion of plush.
Yellows use transitions from orange yellow (#076) to lighter yellow (#052).
Greens and Purple are described for the little purple bear.
Here is the step-by-step painting of the little pony.
painting Problems to avoid
Why is the color too light?
- Too much water in your brush.
- Try this: clean your brush and then tamp lightly on a paper towel before picking up your paint
- Too much water in your palette
- Lift excess water with a piece of paper towel or add more color to your puddle
- paper is too wet
- especially when painting into a prewet area, wait until the shine is off the paper before you add color
How to fix when the color has dried too light
WAIT. Let the area you want to darken be completely dry before you add color.
If you add when the underpainting is still damp; you will create water marks or bleed backs.
- Wet the whole area that you need darker.
- Wait until the shine is gone and add small amount of pigment that will float gently and create soft transitions
You can also correct hard edges with a damp scrubbie brush
To see the little pony painted in a different pose watch this:
Remember that THE BEST GIFT is TO YOURSELF AS YOU DISCOVER THAT YOU DID IT again!!
Check the next post for ideas about drips, splatter, borders or background ideas.
If you need the total supply list, you can get it here
Templates for the Simplified Soft Toys Series are here
PS. If you decide watercolors are something you are excited about, you can look at more detailed posts with more extensive (and sometimes expensive) supplies here.
Plus some of the “how” and “why” of making paintings here.