How Do I Capture the Beauty of Tigers on Paper?
Tigers are fascinating animals. Because they have such a majestic presence, they are excellent subjects to paint. In this tutorial, I share some tips and tricks on how to capture them on paper with watercolor paints.
What You'll Need:
1. Decide on the Colors
My tigers are going to be semi-realistic. Instead of painting traditional tigers that have yellow fur with black/brown stripes, my tigers' furs will be painted with different shades of yellow, pink, and red. Their stripes will be painted with Prussian blue and purple.
2. Add Watercolor Splashes
Start by making an initial sketch. Then, move forward to paint the fur. In the beginning, I mix yellow, orange, and brown. I used lots of water and let the colors mix together.
I am not going to paint anything in the background. Only thing I do is make some splashes by dropping color from the tip of my paintbrush onto the paper.
3. Start Painting the Yellow and Orange
Start to paint the back of tiger on the left. To do that, mix warm shades of yellow and orange.
4. Dry and Wait
Let the paint dry. Allow the colors to mix with one another.
5. Add in the Darker Shades
Move on to the ears and the lower back. The ears are usually bit darker than the fur.
When you paint with watercolors, always start with the lighter colors and move on to darker colors. The idea of watercolors is that the light shines through the paper.
6. Paint the Stripes
Start painting the stripes. The colors I used are purple, red, and Prussian blue.
7. Add the Finishing Detalis
For the finishing touches, use warm yellow to paint the inner side of the ears and moustache.
Your tiger painting is finished! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are excited to try more watercolor experiments.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! prints, stickers, mugs and other cool stuff with the cuddling tigers can be found from my Redbubble store.
As some of you may know I studied illustration in the UK. Last year I went to a steampunk festival with some of my classmates. In the evening we went to live drawing event into a pub (why can´t we have stuff like that in Finland?). Here are some of the sketches I made of the very creative steampunk models.
I made this tutorial years ago so the pictures aren´t that great but I hope you´ll enjoy it anyway.
Tale As Old As Time
If you are as big of a fan of Disney's Beauty and the Beast as I am, you are going to love this tutorial. Whether you are having a birthday party to plan or just want to decorate your room with this theme, this eye-catching centrepiece is perfect for you!
What You´ll Need
1. Cut the Roses
Cut your roses so that they fit inside the glasses. You can also snip some of the leaves if they take up too much space.
2. Add Embellishments
Add golden embellishments inside the glasses. I added some golden pearls and decorations I had from old Christmas decorations. Be creative and use your imagination!
3. Add Water
Pour water into the glasses until the roses are covered. I love seeing the effect of doing this, as the water makes the embellishments and flowers look larger than they really are.
4. Place Candles Inside
Add floating candles into each glass and light them up. Your Beauty and the Beastcenterpiece is now complete!
How to make an oriental tea set
I am planning to make an Aladdin-themed doll room scene. For Jasmine´s room, I wanted to put together an oriental tea set. Here's how I did it!
1. Make the Mugs
For starters, I made tea mugs by gluing earring backs to two large metallic beads to be the handles.
2. Make the Teapot
A big round bead is going to be my teapot. I glued another back stopper to be the handle. The tube lock is going to become the beak of my teapot.
3. Set the Tray
I glued the teapot and mugs onto a bottle cap and decorated them all with golden glitter.
If your bottle cap is a different color, you can use matching glitter or something totally different. It is all up to you. I'd recommend going through your jewellery stash. You'll never know what you can find.
It's Time to Play
The tray is perfect for my Jasmine doll!
Pronounced as Nee-na.
Artist, illustrator, writer, watercolorist and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
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