Bird Watercolor Painting Tutorial

Step-by-step guide to capturing the beauty of a wild bird

Bird watercolour painting tutorial
Bird watercolour painting tutorial
Nutchatch (2020) by Christopher P Jones
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Initial pencil sketch
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Bird watercolour painting tutorial
Bird watercolour painting tutorial
The final painting

Materials

There are no hard and fast rules with watercolour, and different materials will yield different results. For reference, the materials I used for this painting are as follows:

  • 3 brushes of varying size (see photo below)
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Burnt sienna
  • Scarlet red
  • Yellow ochre
  • Black
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