Fall Drawing with Loose Watercolor
Gather your tools.
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Tape the paper to a hard surface. Use a spray bottle to wet the paper.
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Paint a pumpkin-like shape with a stem. Let the water move the color at the edges.
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Spray water beside the pumpkin. Paint loose corn stalks. It's okay if they blend together.
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Spray lightly above the pumpkin. This will help it have a speckled look, like falling leaves.
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Use the colors of falling leaves to tap color in the mist in random areas.
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Let it dry completely. This is what it might look like.
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Layer 2 adds more definition and uses less water. Paint a pumpkin, leave some open areas.
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Paint a stem. It's okay if the colors touch slightly and blend. It adds to the loose look.
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Now, paint the corn stalks, stems and floppy leaves.
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And a little shaded ground under the pumpkin. Tap in a hint of orange to draw the colors together.
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Let it dry completely. Sketch a few lines on the pumpkin and corn stalks to guide the ink layer.
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Use a calligraphy pen to trace over the pencil. Use thick and thin strokes.
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Leave it like it is or add Happy Fall for a cheerful autumn message. And you're finished!
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Thank you for watching ... hope you found some good ideas! Joanne Groff at The Painted Pen
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