Watercolor Still Life With Fruit
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Gather materials: pencil, watercolors, brushes, paper, water, and paper towels, and fruit!
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Let’s talk through those supplies.
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Let’s review some color basics. Make a color wheel with 12 sections.
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Complete your color wheel.
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Try to mix complimentary colors together. It’s useful to know how to make muted and neutral colors.
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A quick example of how to apply watercolor paint to a 2d drawing to develop 3d form.
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Time to get started! Compose fruit in an arrangement you like.
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Start with a loose pencil drawing of the general shapes in your still life.
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Paint in the general, local color of each of the fruits. Start light with more water.
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Add more detail as you go along. Look carefully. Draw with your brush. Paint with less water.
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Add in the cast shadows and look for core shadows.
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Continue to build up the watercolor and add even more detail.
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Add some finishing touches.
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Self evaluate: what do you like about your watercolor? What would you do differently next time?
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