Lately I have been making a point to focus on the beautiful things in life. Even if that means not getting all my “real” work done as fast… I just want to create & be happy, and sometimes I focus too much on producing content, which tends to take all the fun out of being an artist, and leaves me super stressed out. So tonight I wanted to post a quick tutorial tonight on my process of painting watercolor animals. This is fun. This is my therapy.
For this tutorial I will be doing a Bison, which is basically my favorite animal ever! Here’s a random fact for you all: I have a good chunk of Cherokee in me, so if you ever wonder why I love natural, prairie, and Native American-ish stuff, there’s your answer!
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For coloring, I used just these three watercolor shades (which I got from hobby lobby) and 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper (my favorite one to use can be found here) which has a lovely bumpy texture *swoon.*
Here’s my painting process, sped up… a lot. Lol. It’s really just doing layers of paint again, and again, and again. You should let the layers dry in between (and focus on other areas) for a really nice textured watercolor look.
Ta-Da! That was easy enough, right?
I know I’ve been hinting about a new watercolor animal series for my Shop… and this buffalo mamma and her baby will definitely be in my new print release… so stay tuned & follow me on Instagram so you don’t miss when they go live!
Have a lovely evening, morning, or whenever you are reading this post!