Hi everyone, today I would like to share this Tree Frog painting with you all. It’s the first time that I used watercolour pencils for such a large and lifelike image, so this was quite exciting for me!
The picture that I’m using as my base and the drawing that comes with is are available in the Anna Mason Online School (when you are a member). I transferred the drawing onto Hahnemuhle Bamboo Mixed Media paper (which is slightly textured) using graphite paper.
Now I can start the colouring process for which I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils in combination with small brushes and water from a jar. This entire project took me about 10 hours to complete.
I started with the colours: Carrot, Strawberry, Ebony, Kiwi, Bright Green, Pine Green, Deep Forest, Jungle Green and Papaya. I put down the colours where I saw them in the picture, mixing colours as well, next I wet the colours with my brush and water and let it dry. This I repeated until I was happy. My last layer is usually not mixed with water, here I use the texture of the paper to create the texture that I see in the frogs skin or the bamboo branch.
Additionally to the previously mentioned colours I added: Wild Orchid, Fossil Grey, Forest Green and Lagoon.
I now added the colours Bamboo, Bottle Green, Coral and Persimmon into the mix.
Around the image I used the colour Powder Blue with a light hand, washing the colour outwards using water and a brush.
You can find all the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils that I used on todays’ project here:
I’m totally happy with how this project turned out!
That is it for today, I wish you a creative day!