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Tree Frog

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!

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

Additionally to the previously mentioned colours I added: Wild Orchid, Fossil Grey, Forest Green and Lagoon.

Step 3:

I now added the colours Bamboo, Bottle Green, Coral and Persimmon into the mix.

Step 4:

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!

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