Shaping Studies Tutorial Day 5


Artwork-QoR watercolor on Hahnemühle Anniversary watercolor paper. Brushes: Princeton Elite Dagger, and Neptune Travel round size 8.  Doodlewash prompt: Natural Wonders. Winter sunsets are a natural wonder and so are horses!

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 done in QoR Manganese Blue.

I decided I wanted to do another horse.

The only other color I used for this painting was Cadmium Red Light. I painted around the shape with a thin wash. Once it dried I added some more color with a thicker mix. The glow made me think of a snowy winter sunset.

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.

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