How To Paint in Watercolor a Realistic Bald Eagle Bird
What you'll learn
- Learn to paint this beautiful majestic Bald Eagle, bird while I guide you step by step through a range of watercolour techniques.
- Learn to paint mottled wet in wet variegated backgrounds
- Masking fluid techniques and how to use it
- How to paint layers of feathers using watercolour
- Paint a stunning realistic eye, beak and feet
- Using the lifting off technique for extra detailing for the feathers
- Applying the wet in wet technique
- All about using watercolor white paint for the head feathers
- Step by step instruct on painting a three dimentional, realistic bird
- Work with tonal variations, working from dark to light and how to adjust to give a 3D form
- A basic reasonable quality watercolour kit such as paints, watercolour white or white gouache, good watercolour paper, masking fluid, an old detail brush or cocktail stick for applying the masking fluid, waterpots, kitchen roll and brushes.
Learn how to paint this majestic American Bald Eagle in watercolour. I will guide you through the complete process from start to finish working on applying a faded background and a detailed eye. We will also paint a very strong looking beak and finally we will work on all of those lovely feathers. This is a really good tutorial for working in dark and light colours. Black and white paint - let me show you how I use both.
So if you find this is the ideal video tutorial for you, then give it a go, I would love to see how you get on,
Who this course is for:
- Beginner and intermediate
I started drawing when I was knee high to a grasshopper but didn’t pick up my first brush until the age of twelve. This was when I first started to paint in oils with my Uncle, Peter Hopkinson who is a fantastic artist. We 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 nearly 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, YouTube, Udemy and my online watercolour wildlife website. I like to call my devonartist site my ‘online school’! It is a subscription based platform with new content and tutorials being added all the time. 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.
Thank you for watching,