How To Paint a Dog in Watercolour - Painting Fur in Detail!
What you'll learn
- With this tutorial I will show you how to paint fur! But don't forget the whole tutorial is from the start to finish on how to paint this Red Fox Labrador, not just the fur. I will carefully show you the various techniques needed to complete this and many other painting you may do which include fur.
- Learn how to paint a wet in wet mottled effect background
- How to use masking fluid
- Drawing using the graphite backed paper
- Paint a detailed eye
- Painting the foundation wet in wet body washes
- Working with layers of detail to create a realistic feel to fur
- Using watercolour white
- And much, much more! All in my easy going real-time audio recorded live whilst I paint!
- A basic reasonable quality watercolour kit such as paints, watercolour white or white gouache, masking fluid, good watercolour paper, waterpots, kitchen roll and brushes.
I like to paint dogs; the full coat of fur, the wet nose and glassy eyes means there are few subjects that can beat a dog portrait!
With this tutorial I will show you how to paint fur! But don't forget the whole tutorial is from the start to finish on how to paint this Red Fox Labrador, not just the fur. I will carefully show you the various techniques needed to complete this and many other painting you may do which include fur.
You also have the reference photo and the outline drawing as well to help you along the way, all in nearly four and a half hours of real-time video tuition!
What you will learn
In this course I will guide you all the way through from the beginning to the very end, instructing you on numerous watercolour techniques from wet in wet, dry brush effect, working with layers, painting realistic eyes, how to paint fur, mixing colours and much more.
Let me help you avoid the mistakes I've made over my 40+ years of painting experience.
Work at entirely your own pace!
Learn to paint wildlife, all from the comfort of your own home!
Tutorials available to watch anytime 24/7, so you can choose and paint at your own pace!
Become a more confident artist!
Discover your own style with practice.
Go on, give it a go, this Wren is so cute how can you resist putting brush to paper?!
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate or a difficulty rating of medium
I started drawing when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, but didn’t pick up my first brush until the age of twelve. I ventured into the Derbyshire countryside with canvases and easels, and that is where it all began.
For many years I have undertaken watercolour, oil, acrylic and graphite commissions and have painted portraits, landscapes and animals.
I now paint as a full time artist and have over 40 years of experience. I love every minute of my work, though the time always seem to go too quickly when I paint.
I live in North Devon and spend many weekends out and about in the local countryside. So when I’m not painting wildlife, I like looking for and watching it in the natural environment.
When I am asked what would be my preferred subject, I would say without a doubt birds and animals. I love trying to get the life within the eyes in my finely detailed, realistic paintings.
My focus these days is on the teaching of my style and techniques and I do this through written PDFs, and teach on YouTube 'Devon Artist - Paul Hopkinson', Udemy, Patreon 'TheDevonArtist'.
I create and edit videos of my painting projects, these are building into a substantial back catalogue which you get complete access to as a member.
I really do feel that I have found my niche, I absolutely love teaching others and love even more to see the progress people make as they work on the projects. My paint brushes are still very rarely dry, I am still painting, but I also spend a lot of time video editing.
Keep those brushes wet,