Shaping Studies Tutorial Day 4


Artwork-QoR watercolor on Hahnemühle Anniversary watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Elite Dagger, and Neptune Travel round size 8.  Doodlewash prompt: Treats.  One the great treats in my life is watching the geese and ducks coming in and taking off from the lake.

The full technique for these 10-15 minute negative paintings can be found on Shaping Studies Tutorial Day 1. I’m trying not to repeat myself too much.

I started with this set of brush studies of birds – ducks and geese, I think. Maybe a swan there, lol. These were done in QoR Manganese Blue.

I’m sorry. I forgot to scan the in-between step, where I painted the entire card with a thin wash of QoR Benzimidazolone Yellow.

Once the yellow was dry, I painted around the duck with QoR Quinacridone Gold. You may be getting a sense of the colors I like, lol.

These quick studies are tied in to my Princeton Aqua Elite Brush Review and Tutorial-How to Paint with QoR Iridescent Colors. (By the way, one of the eight ongoing Doodlewash giveaways is for the black paper and the QoR colors I used in the QoR Iridescent tutorial. You can find the giveaway here.)

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

14 thoughts on “Shaping Studies Tutorial Day 4”

  1. Me, too! I see a bunny. A funny bunny blocking the airways! Stop, ducks, stop! said Bunny. Stop, geese, stop, said bunny. But the geese and the ducks did not stop. They laughed. What a funny bunny, they cried with joy!

  2. Several bunnies trying to chase the birds away while a baby bear looks bewildered. Been enjoying your Shaping studies, they would make a lovely collection, depending on how many you’re planning on doing, framed. Perhaps we’ll all get to see them as wonderful set. Enjoy your art, starts my day off an curiosity to try out this shaping.
    P.S. in case you missed the Bear,(at least thats what I think it is) very cute, bottom right side near Bunny

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