Fox and Rocks in Watercolor
Rocks and Fur Step by Step
Foxes are a popular subject for good reasons - they're fun to paint and people love them.
If you work step by step, even beginners can paint foxes, (although this lesson is geared towards intermediate level painters), with information that's easy to understand, practical, and effective! Start with a fox.
And then add rocks - step by step with granulating colors and salt. The rocky texture appears on your paper like magic. Add spattering and you'll have amazing, professional looking rocks.
In this lesson, you'll learn techniques for painting rocks and fur. A watercolor tool - The Incredible Nib - is demonstrated as one way to create fur edges, although it's great for any edges!
The original reference photo is from Pixabay, where you can find even more fox photos to practice these skills on. Guided practice is excellent practice, especially when you can quickly learn and master watercolor realism! (The fox painting below is also from a Pixabay photo.)
So, start now, and add these techniques to your painting knowledge today!
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'
Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,
. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.
When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.
Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.
No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)
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