Bird Watercolour Painting - How To Paint a Realistic Puffin
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Bird Watercolour Painting - How To Paint a Realistic Puffin

Learn how to paint an amazing Puffin bird in watercolour step by step. Let me guide you through various techniques.
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Created by Paul Hopkinson
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to paint this Puffin while you are guided step by step through a range of watercolour techniques.
  • This video takes you through the whole process of painting this striking Puffin using very fine detailed watercolour techniques.
  • Learn how to paint white feathers
  • Paint a very colourful beak!
  • How to paint slippery looking fish
  • Working with bright colours and keeping them fresh
  • Techniques such as wet in wet
  • How to create shape using washes and detailed layering, and much more!
Requirements
  • A basic reasonable quality watercolour kit such as paints, watercolour white or white gouache, masking fluid, good watercolour paper, waterpots, kitchen roll and brushes.
Description

In this video I will guide you from start to finish on how to paint this brightly coloured Puffin in watercolour.

These are such b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l birds to paint and one I intend on guiding you through all the way.

  • Let me show you how I first do the drawing out stage

  • How to use masking fluid

  • Paint a wet in wet mottled background

  • Feathers - using my wet in wet foundation washes

  • Applying the layers details over the top giving a deep feel to the feathers

  • How to paint wet and slippy looking sandeels!

  • Using watercolour or Gouache white

  • Plus many more techniques along the way!

So come on....let's have a go at painting this wonderful bird together!

It's time to get those brushes wet!
Paul

Who this course is for:
  • Intermediate to advanced
Course content
Expand 5 lectures 03:04:38
+ Introduction
5 lectures 03:04:38

In this video I will guide you from start to finish on how to paint this brightly coloured Puffin in watercolour.

These are such b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l birds to paint and one I intend on guiding you through all the way.

Let me show you how I create the feathers using my wet in wet foundation washes, then applying the details over the top. Plus the background and of course the sandeels!

So come on....let's have a go at painting this wonderful bird together!
Paul

Preview 01:57

Well here we go, the start of a new lesson for you. This first instalment will guide you through the process of transferring the drawing, applying the masking fluid, painting the background wash, removal of the masking fluid and painting the eye in detail using the 00 brush.


Please let me know how you get on with this lovely bird, it's a colourful one to have a play with. Paul :-)

Preview 51:13

The 2nd instalment of this lovely Puffin will guide you through the complete process of painting the beautiful beak, using some very bright colours!

Part 2
46:31

In part 3 we will really get stuck into painting all the lovely feathers, working on the lighter face and chest details, to the final layer needed for the feather, leaving just the sandeels left to do in the final part!

Paul :-)

Part 3
45:44

Now it's time to paint the shiny sandeels and complete this painting. This is where we will use some very bright colours using wet in wet and fine detail work!

Thank you so much for following my video lesson.

Let's see what we can do next time!

Paul :-)

Part 4
39:13