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How to Paint a Watercolor Peacock | a step-by-step tutorial

teacher avatar Madi Smit-Kliffen Madiliefje, "Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."

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13 Lessons (2h 8m)
    • 1. Hi there!

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Colors

    • 4. Drawing the Peacock

    • 5. Painting the Background (optional)

    • 6. Painting the first layer

    • 7. Painting the eye and beak

    • 8. Painting the head

    • 9. Painting the neck

    • 10. Painting the chest

    • 11. Painting the crest

    • 12. Painting the background part 2 (also optional)

    • 13. Final thoughts

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About This Class

Hi there!

So glad you're stopping by! In this class we will be painting a beautiful watercolor peacock. I will take you through the whole process step-by-step. We will begin by drawing the peacock from a reference picture and then we will start adding layers and a lot of tiny stripes (like a lot!). I won't be using any fancy techniques, but some brush and water control will definitely help. Mostly it's just some patience and perseverance. I promise you, the outcome will be beautiful! :-)

p.s. I have sped up some parts of the videos, otherwise it would have been even longer! I have only sped up the parts where I repeat previously explained steps and sometimes I have kept the audio (if I was saying something important ;-)). The sped up parts are 2x faster than normal. 

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Madi Smit-Kliffen Madiliefje

"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."


Hi there my fellow art lovers! :-)

My name is Madi and I'm a watercolor artist based in the Netherlands. I fell in love with watercolor about 2 years ago and it has brought me so much joy since! Skillshare has taught me so much (and still does!), I've met
amazing people and teachers on here and that's one of the reason why I started teaching. I wanted other creative enthousiasts to have the same experiences that I had. I started teaching in May 2019 and will continue to upload classes as I go!

Behind the scenes I'm currently working on a webshop and I would love to teach some workshops in real life as well :-)

I hope you enjoy my classes! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions via instagram (@madiliefje) or e-mail ([email protected]) ;-)See full profile

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1. Hi there!: Tyler. Welcome to my sculpture class and how to paint a watercolor pickup. No painting. A peacock has been on my wish list for quite some time now. But when my father in law made a beautiful reference picture, I just knew it was time to dive in. I wanted to share my process with you because I know how daunting detailed painting like this can be. We won't be using any fancy techniques or anything, just some patients and some perseverance. And trust me when I say that your outcome will be beautiful, so let's get started. 2. Materials: you're older materials we will be using for today. Speak up painting. I'm using a royal talents Mixed media paper. This one is an A four size and its 250 grams course. Any watercolor paper you have will be fine. That means in an assortment of Ron bushes, starting with this one my size 14 over using this big round brush to paint the background of the peacock that I will be using, I sigh six and my size for Ultimately, to paint the first layer of the peacock. I'm gonna have my size zero round bush, which I will useful the fine details. Of course, you don't need to have as many sizes as I have here, but I do recommend you use a round brush because it's the most versatile. If you have a small brush like the size you recommend, you use that or a round brush with a good tip will do fine as well. We're gonna make a lot off very fine strokes, So whichever brush you have that can help you with that. I'm using a two inch pencil and any racer to draw the peacock, have some painter state to paint down my painting when I'll be painting the background of using my Van Gogh watercolor paints. But of course, any water color paint you have will be fine. I have two cups, one for Clearwater, and once ribbons, my brush in of using on ceramic pellet to mix my colors in. You don't have a ceramic palette. You could use a ceramic plate. It's not necessary. And a paper towel. These are all the materials that we will be using today. Next up, I'll show you the colors. 3. Colors : for today's painting, we will be using four different colors. We'll be using a dark blue in my palette. It's called Parisian Group. Next up, abusing a lighter blue like it's the brilliant blue. We'll also be using pains. Great. If you have a black color, you could use that as well, and they'll be mixing a color. It looks most like a two color. So if you have that, then you can use that one. But I don't. So be mixing the Persian blue with some sap green show you color I'm looking for here. My palate is greenish blue, and I think this is about to green. So I'm gonna a little boo. This is the car that I'm looking for. So if you have something similar to this already in your pain, call it that you can use that. Not so the colors that we will be using today 4. Drawing the Peacock: it's finally time to start working on our peacock. I have, ah, beautiful reference photo year that was made by my father in law. I will be sure to upload it to the resource of section of this class so you can use it as a reference as well. I really like the sketch in outlying for myself so that I could guide you more easily in the drawing off the peacock. It seems like a daunting task, especially with all the feathers on the colors. Are you ever going to get that on paper? I had the same thought, but we'll take it slow and one step at a time. So for now, we'll focus on the drawing. We'll be outlining the basic parts I won't be drawing in. Any feathers or anything like that will do that just with the pain. But I want to be sure to draw the hat and the beak, whether I was gonna be on them part of the neck over here. So that's begin withdrawing. I have my Jewish pencil here. Be sure to position your head, um, so that you have enough space for the feathers here on the back of its head. I'll be making my outline pretty dark. But be sure that when you scratch you keep your outlines light or you can go over them with an eraser. When you're done from Salat, you won't see them through your pains while discussing them a little darker so you can see it on the video. So I don't like to do is like to store it with the basic shapes on guy. Let's start with the all the most simple thing, which is the hat. As you can see, it's pretty much just oval shape. So I'm gonna go in here. I'm putting the head about midway on the paper a little bit more to the right so that I have no space left for those feathers of the back of set. So I started for Thistle. Now I look at the big starts from here somewhere. No, it curves own here and then from here on out, it comes from your neck and it goes up. Have a little dance in it. There, coming from here, calls it so as you can see the beak, it flows over into the neck and though to defend. So that's what I'm gonna do curved back, no barter. And this is a Sfar as I'm gonna go on, Go leave this bit for now. I was just going to focus them on this bit of the peacock and then from the back. It's also one lying down to connect from the heads it on there. So is this kind of as sheep, if you will. Now, as you can see here in the face has, um, a little a new up here and in some white a man, another bit of blue greenish And somewhere they came under the eye. I'm gonna be stretching. Um, there's been a blue first where it's gonna go. It's gonna go from down here And it's just like a little a little bit around the head. And I goes, Hello, Hire them. Be sincere. I've done this, just connects. You can raise this line later. Then let's position that I, which is pretty much and center off the other oval shape, that you just true. And that is also when will she but with more Oh, pointed ends. You drove up here. Then, as you can see, this part goes over the eye. And under but it connects here. So that's a drug a year. This is a little bit of white. It's back. Connects to the beak here also. So it'll be somewhere around here down here. So this is a bit that'll be this greenness black bluish. And then I'm here. This is gonna be white. And then from here on out about the end of the beak. And as you can see here, the white part is over here and almost such as the I. So they wanna just this a little. Make sure this this comes down more really make the people. Yeah, I was also gonna have this Eso This is basically people in this will. I was around it, so that will connect. I use the eye a little bigger. I mean, this is the Lord No, have this bedroom a few millimeters. It's around the eye, woman. All right, So know what I like to do for the eye is I'm gonna make a circle in it. Sort of a circle here when I'm gonna put these highlights in there. So it's a bit of an oval. Bizarre started to Utah putting the Oval Year over here. So there we have the I We have the beak. No, I don't wanna put too much detail in the peak, but I do want to put he's black parts on there. So slaloms now, that's like Narrow had. Okay, now, the only thing that's missing as these till fathers and I don't want, um, draw these feathers. But I do wanna draw, um, where they are gonna go. And so it comes out of the head a little bit like this. He's gonna put this down here. We're gonna do this with pain, but it's just a little Russians for now. You can see it ends with one hanging here about that. So and it starts with the warm goes up here in Sweden. There are a look. Oh, feathers. So just put him known for reference, and you can see which ones were gonna have paint when we start painting. So this is basically the only things that we are going to draw. It's the only thing that you will need. I recommend you race this learning. She sure. So I think the I turned out a little too big, and I'm gonna need a little bit more space down here for the iris part. So I'm gonna just this I'm going to keep the basic shapes of you already, drew. Just gonna make it a little smaller. So this is still the part. Do you think I'm gonna need probably more like this? See notes on a little bit more space here for this part, And then I'll still do the same. Andhra The oval shape on the teardrop shape here. Yeah, I think that's a little better. No, you haven't. Now, your pickup drawing is ready on. We will start changing it. You know, make sure you erased airlines a little bit. But be sure that you still know where everything goes and I'll see you back so we can start painting. 5. Painting the Background (optional): let's start painting. So I wanted to make a background for this peacock. I think it would stand out nicely against its blue feathers. Um, and I thought it was just a nice way to fill the space. Now, of course, this is optional. You don't have to do this, but I want to show you how I would do it. So I've got my big brush the size 14 and then I'm just gonna go around. I'm gonna use the wet on wet technique, so I'm gonna put some butter down around the slow at first on, and then I'll be adding some green. It'll probably be this to kind of color that a mixed cause. I think that would give a nice contrast. Now, I'm gonna be sure not to touch, um, and use the peacock part. Um, because, yeah, we need to give that a different color as well. But I am going to go over the back father part here, so I'm gonna take some clear water. I'm just gonna be gotten some water. I want to make it, um, such to pick up mostly or just like a little line between it. But careful, not to put any water on the drawing More how much water they use. Eunjo she wanted paper so that you can see it when light falls onto it. But you shouldn't have any huddles or anything. It's and I have made this piece would and I'm gonna add some color. It doesn't have to be your bright color and thing down here and there because you could use a different macron color or no background. It'll normally I would deep down my paper or this but I forgot. But it's ah, it's okay. This paper holds water. Really? Well, it might, uh, book a little here, but once it's dry, I love you well back to its original state. So I'm just gonna go around with some water and some Pete's. I'm using a pretty life color green. Use a darker color. Whatever you you know, I have a little too It will mean is still wet. See how it turns up. See, those line became pretty hard. So water just letting it out just wanted to blend into the paper. So home on the edges with some clear water They could use a little color, though. Take a little cerulean blue. I'm just But some dogs here in there go in with some water too. Mix it. The rest. I'm a little bit of sat cream, too. You could also try and mimic the the background here In the reference picture, you can see not agreeing mixes with the blue off paper and gives a really nice color. Really nice variation on Hopefully a little more. That's too the painting that we are going to make. All right, So I'm going to stop here. Just gonna go with a little more letter, appear clear water and then I'm going to that this dry and welcome back to painting the first layers of the peacock win this a strike. 6. Painting the first layer: All right, so my background has dried. Now, as you can see in my paper, worked a little bit of on the water, But once it's completely dry than it will return to flat again. That's why I should have taped down. But I forgot things happen. Anyway, I'm happy with how it turned out. It turned out a little lighter than I thought. But that's OK. I'm just gonna go put down the first layer. Florida peacock. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna put in light boo wash on the whole peacocks on this part . No, the I part with above here on down here on them, um, to this part of the eye and then down here, where you see the white and up here, we're gonna put a light really light, great. Washing it. The same goes for a week. So I'm gonna take some so really in blue, I'm gonna finish my palate. I'm just gonna water down. So I just want a really light blue wash over the whole peacock because, like, um, light blue is kind of the base tone and then we'll add and build the other colors on top of that So just really one of me. My blue wash, go over this whole people. Dickinson. It's unclear what are on just spreading out the color. I'm using my number six round brush with this because you use a big bash for smaller one. Make sure you were quickly so you don't get any edges. And now here at the bottom, just going to take some clear water. I'm just gonna need it. I have a little continue. He gets a heart. Lines like your go over them just faithless throughout. So that's the purest layer. Go take a little blue and put it on. The I part here can take a smaller brush if you need to for smaller part. Now, when I put some light gray the year end up here a little bit on a week since mostly white. But if we use it white than its go, it's comic. Strange puzzle. The other parts are Gordon. I'm just gonna get it a little color. Taking my things great. Just a little bit from a lot of winners. Just wanted to get off that white. You don't want it to be grain. We'll be start with some great the next to the head them over. In smart brush, take some clear water spread that's even lighter. Down to the end. Here is, as you can see on the picture, it's lightest here at the end, and then part of your blows a little darker. But we'll add some shading there, and up here is a little darker. My watch says, is nice Gration well, with outside the lines here a little bit. So just when they got into into the background, not sort first layer. Now let's leave this to dry. Then we'll come back and start adding details. 7. Painting the eye and beak: so my first layer has dried and now I'm going to start with the details now because this peacock has so much detail, it's hard to know where to start. Onda. Uh, so we're just going to start simple with the I. It's the most big solid color thing in there. So we're just gonna paint the I we're gonna go from there. So I have taken my is your size brush Have a good abusing some pains. Great. Don't have to water it down this time. It could be pretty, pretty black. Or if you have black, you could use that. Of course. Now be coloring the whole I except for the highlights that we've drunk just goes flu. Take your time. So I've painted this wall over and I left some highlights. Now, if you look closely, I'll try. Zoom in here on the picture. You can see that has this kind of virus, which is also Chris. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to food a line of gray at the bottom, and then I'm going clean my brush and put some water next, it I make it flow out a little. And that's how I want to create these little these little stripes in here. Be sure though, that the top and bottom part of your eye of your pupil is it was dry because otherwise it'll flow into each other. Of course, we'll give shame. I'm going to start at the top because my bottom Soldo Oh, what? So I'm taking some. He is great. I'm bring it here. Took all this line. You have to work quickly for this cause the brains last be wet. I got a rinse. My brush got some clear water, Not too much. I'm gonna go over this line. And if you do it well, then you can see that it starts to no loud a little bit. Maybe not as much is on the picture. But you have to keep in mind that you're not trying to exactly replicate the picture. You're just trying to paint your interpretation of it. I'm pretty happy with that. You can see like a little over the blooms Now, if you wanted a little more, go over it again. What's in Clearwater? Also over the line again. That way you reactivate the pain and it blooms a little more. Be sure you don't like me? Go over the line here and be sure. Use fear, water or the whole I will become Corkery. Just venture brush brush every few times and six of nuclear water. If you want even more of the little strokes that you have on the reference picture, you could take some pain. And when it's almost dry, you could pain to those trips. But I like this song. You'll need it like this. Now I'm gonna do the sitting at the bottom here. My pain has drive, so we'll take it's pains. Griego, uh, putting a little thicker line here. You sure to keep it street on the same urine is your brush Take some clear water? Not too much. I'm just just touch that line a little. You're halfway nuclear order now. In some places, little were really good in some place That'll work less good cause I've dried up again. You can just go like this. Yeah, a little more off those rooms. Didn't No. I like how this is work down here. I think the line here is a little too Yeah, so I'm gonna have a little more. Although pains great to it and just repeat the steps. Really? There has already tried so and bring a little sicker line. Just a little cautious in the 1st 1 Taking some clear What? All right, I'm touching that money. So I'm pretty happy with how this looks. So I can see here that this part of the paint was a little bit later, so I'm just gonna put a little more pain screen over there. Okay, So the next thing I want to focus on is the B, as you can see here, has those two hurts on there which are also pretty dark along. Gonna be adding some shade to the top on the bottom here, into this boat, in part where it goes under the beak. So I'm going to start with these two things. I'm taking some pains. Great again. I'm just making that cheap No hat shape, which I may be drilled up to tiny but fix up in the paint now. So I'm gonna let that dry first before I start on the shadows affair. But I can do the shadow down here. I'm gonna be taking some pains. Great. And I'm gonna put it on my ceramic plate colors. Okay, because I just wanted to be a little lighter than when I take it directly from the pan. So I'm gonna put some great kind of like it's under here and here and it goes, Was pretty for down here is you can see I'm gonna put some pain here, not take some clear water and stretch it out to the rest of the week. The paint is wet enough. We won't be able to. You want like me? My pain wasn't wet enough. And I was You can see you can still see the stripes that I need inside of them flowing over nicely into the rest. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna pull back this pain with some clear water, cause I don't want it to be too dark there. And I'm gonna keep this wet, and I'm gonna take some new pains. Great. And just at that, in a gun. Same spot. And now, as you can see, it does flow into it because I made it went again. So if it doesn't work or anything, don't worry. You can always fix it. I'm taking some clear water. I'm just going in the middle of that there and just do what feels right for you. It's your interpretation of this photo reference. Maybe, you know, like all this. Do you feel work? You could weigh more loosely. This is just high. So now we got that shadow under there. These spots are always dry. What I'm gonna do is basically the same. So I'm going to start with this. Learn a great color. You're gonna could it up here. Um, take it down to the beak there. I'm just gonna do one site now so I can work quickly and doesn't dry when the big should be pretty light. So almost white here. I think that could be a little bit darker because, as you can see, it's the darker there. Just look at the reference painting as you go. Just where you think it's necessary. What I'm gonna do the same down here. So I'm not putting as much detail in there as I should, but I'm getting some in there Jews that it's a big on the house, you know, on upper part Onda bottom card. And the upper part is over the bottom part thing. That's the most important thing Awesome lying here. Here. If you do that while it's still wet here, you can see that it flows into the water and it doesn't become like, um, like a sharp line. But it just goes into the painting, which I think it's nice just have to fix here. Gives it a little more dimension. Could do the same down here, which doesnt what anymore? So turn you right here. You don't have that flows into it and gives us little still extra detail. Thought it being the hard line rings. Right? So that's the big guy. I'm gonna my paper child six and Clearwater Gonna add that to big here at the end. No pushing away from the the color it's not. I'm gonna dab it a little, maybe retail, just to get us, Get it as light as I can. All right, So now for the fun part, let's start adding Didn't 8. Painting the head: So I think this first blue layer turned out a little bit too light. So I'm gonna put a secondly or over it before I start on details. I really want those colors to talk. You know, Onda, we'll be adding those little details with a lot of pigment obtained. But I think this bottom layer just needs to be a little brighter. So I am gonna water down, but I'm just gonna get a little lighter. I'm always starting on decide because I think that should be the darkest Well, as you get suited front, it can be a little lighter. So that's why I'm taking the Clearwater and a little bit of paint going over it. So that turns on the field. It lighter I'm doing the same was before taking some clear water. Yeah, to make sure buns and the rest. It's better to start off to light because you can always make a darker them start of two door called Make It Lighter. So I think this is you better color for Are you coupling? No, that's not history. And then we can really start at a new details. It's not something to add some details the first. Mostly, um, I know it doesn't look like anything now just yet, but, um, it will, I promise. I put a little more color on the eye part as well. Eso you could do that too, if you want No for details. I'm going to be looking at the reference picture. Andi, I'm not gonna try and pains others. Basically, what I'm gonna do is gonna pain a lot of tiny stripes. So no big fancy technique, Just a love, I don't know, a lot of starts. So basically this it was just what I'll be doing. I'll make sure you have enough pain and enough what are in your brush. That's the hard curd. Because you can get, like, big strives or just try to get him. That's tiny as possible. That's just a little that we're going to do. And then I'm gonna look at the picture, and I'm gonna look like Okay, it's a little more dark here. This is a little more blue. The top part here, for example, has blue on and light blue and dark blue throughout each other. We're just gonna let your dad on top of each other, so I'm gonna be looking of the picture. Very good. And here you can see all the colors, you know, So you're it's mostly dark. You can't really see if there are any feathers here. But I'm gonna do the strikes anyway. And then here, here is Ah, light blue part and little green Next week here is mostly agreeing. We're just gonna go around and look at the color is, um, beans and stripes. So you don't need any fancy techniques? Just a lot of patients. But I do like to do, though, is, um, like to to make it loo, Clark, it's fathers go a little outside of the lines just a little bit, you know, like you would do maybe with a first off some kind. Um, so that does give that feeling that something is what I have a little, you know, like you can see here on the on the night apart. Think there's a little of this, these feathers coming up. So I'm gonna start around the eye on one start here, as you can see, is it's black here around the eye, and here, next to the big And then if you go lower, it starts to get dark blue, light blue and a little green. So I'm gonna take Kleeman brushed with those blue. Now we're going to take some pains. Great. You can always they have. Ah, a script newspaper. Don't hand if you want to try out. Um, you know, if you've got the right amount of water or an amount of color, just try it out if you want. Doesn't have to be perfect, though, So I'm more of the That's just jump in school. But also dab on your people tell to take off the excess water I'm going to in my a p h a bed for this. I'm gonna start by winsome starts here. Maybe I and so basically, it goes all the way up to the beak forest. Far as I can see, I'm trying to make these a small as I can, but they go together like it does here a little bit. That's fine, too, because, you know, it needs to be one the use of thing. So see, I'm gonna go over it again. And a little bit of these Harris sticking out, Uncle zone around the eye as well. A little inside just try to do as many parts of the same color, so you don't have to switch back and forth for all the colors, you know. So here it's the it's degree for black. Whatever you're using, do you think it will come down a little bit more? So then this part is okay, but, um, here, above the high is also a big part of black hesitancy here. So I'm going to do that now as well. Now that I have the Paynes grey off my brush, I'm going to go in. What's the dark blue in the name of that? Just throwing the ach year. So here, I'm gonna take my and again just stripes. I'm putting it over the gray so that it kind of flows into each other. That's the feeling that I won't, because that's also what happens here. You know, it's kind of flown into each other. Have your color is not recommended enough. You can always go over it again. Now, this part here next to it is gonna be a little bit of green, and this is gonna be a little bit more like blues. I'm just gonna put some stripes in here cause it's like blue with a bit of dark blue. So in the dark blue on there and then I can layer the light blue over it. So I'm wrenching my brush and I'm getting that's really in blue, just like blew that I'm using. What? I'm gonna let your that over this clip. As you can see, that gives a nice effect. Or at least I think so. So now this down here is gonna be white, too. Now, it's a little too like blue without any of the door who parts in it. So once it's dried, you can put a little more dark doing it. And that's just how really irritable. I told you it was gonna be all those drugs. I also want a little bit of this greenish heart in there. It's the green that kind of goes together with the black mostly so same as I'm doing with the light blue in a dark blue off gruesome green and then maybe some great over it again. So I'm gonna take some version, will take my, um, bigger brushed makes his color. I'm gonna make this to card. If you already have a premixed teal color. You can use that one. I do not so amusing pollution glue and sat cream to make this kind of blue greenish color. Of course, I needed to be pretty pigmented. Let's go over it again. It was this kind of Colorado I'm looking for. He's dark green with little blew out to it and then I'm gonna up here to the side when I like to do this. I always likes to go over bones early. There a little flows into each other. No, on this side, we also have some green and some light boots. So I'm gonna put this green down here since there was a little bit of like living there, too. I think this needs a little work with you as well. Can see here X ships in there a little more depth. So basically, whenever you at the light blue at some of the darkly over it and why are you at the green? A little bit of great over it. So think so. Don't really As you can see them here, it's a little bite fish on which we may little great and a has these bill dots. Now I want to be. Create this up a little bit, so I'm gonna take some clear water. I'm gonna think this part a little. What? It's a little be sure not touch any of the pain, that strength that I'm gonna get a night shade of. Great. And just put some guts in there. Just some random. As you can see, the water already dried up there, but was supposed to be, like, out feet into the water. So where you want to drive up here? Just take some clear order. Go over that dot Sit on it. Reason to the rest. Let's see how that dries up. I'm gonna do the same. Appeared They don't really have that money belts, but I just wanted food. A little bit of texture in here so that it doesn't well behind. Very likely you should be even less visible. Wanted the bottom. I think these journal too visible. So it was going to go over it with some water that's going mate. I'm shouldn't more. And then I think we'll leave it like that. So unto the big part. So as you can see, the black goes on a little bit onto the beak and down here and then it has some hairs coming off of it here that go down to the neck. I'm gonna be taking some pains. Great ago we'll be having home. Here's who make. So there are a little bit on the big over here in here. They are off. So you kind of want thes overlapping, so I'm not gonna bake it as big as I see it in the picture. But I do want to show that there are some feathers over there. I just go. I sit next to each other with the puzzle or down as a golden connect from here to this fit , we'll be going down to the to the neck area. Here. It's trying. Keep your strokes as even as you can everywhere because, as you can see, you know, the strips are much smaller than these air appear. I think it's OK for now, but, you know, just try to be consistent. I know I'm not always, but just the tip owning of you. So I'm gonna go further down under the eye. You can see here its sole pretty much black, uh, has this kind. It's not all straight. It's kind of waving. So I think I'm gonna recreate. That'll go appear in a little bit more down here a little bit more. Appear a little bit more. No, I just to emphasize that we've venous do keep him connected to each other. So touching now, I just made, like, the first line. Of course, there's too much bass in between there. So just gonna take some more paint and go over it again. All these parts that have kind of flown together just got put some more pain over it. No more big mound with a little depth. Just keep adding stripes whenever your end up Just gonna go along here, little shot in the neck on, I'm gonna connect this. All right, So what I'm seeing now is this part is pretty much cream around a little bit of like blue. And then this is dark ago of your e a little bit of green, but I think I'm gonna start with this top part. First says you can see here is a very dark part as well. And it goes on a little here until about the middle of the I. So that's what I'm gonna recreate as you can see they're cool stripes and dots here we created from a little bit, - but for this part looks a little different down his bedrooms. You. So I'm gonna be instead of really small for fine lines, I'm gonna be meeting them a little thicker. I'm just alternating between light and dark. I think I'm gonna start with the life blue. I'm gonna lab the darky. What's going on this direction as well was going to be more like these, so just apply a little more pressure to your brush. And then, of course, I'm gonna be maintaining a few How many stripes here outside the lines to give the that The kid knows that those funders just make sure that is a really fine you can during your page , Not I'm gonna earlier some dark blue over that. You can also add some dark blue to the little feathers here. Some of this is pretty different from all the little stripes. So I'm gonna add some stripes too. Persons through earlier, just the same as you would down here. Just a little further apart. I'm the same with for the dark move. Make a little more. Not the fine stripes, but a little more if the ones we already had, which is a little darker. So really make that thing that good. I'm just figuring this out as I go to. So if I say some contradictory things, sometimes I'm sorry. Try and see what works best. Or this painting, right? Very good. I think it's time for a little break, that signal break, and then we'll come back and do this bone part. 9. Painting the neck: Let's continue on down to the next part over a year. So assumed in the photo a little bit. As you can see, it's pretty dark down here. A little green area over here, some blue over here. And then here's where it starts to get really light. So that's around around here. But the backside here stays pretty dark. So we're just going to focus on this part now. So I'm gonna add blow more black here and then some. So grand here around the anxious and down here, a man will be adding some blue just in the same way as we have been doing. Gonna start with the pains. Great member wrote my page. Have you think that some bits look a little flat, like your think itself to like Or even I'm gonna go over into anything over it again. With was some work pain. Just get darker color trick to this. This painting, I think, is really just layering. If you just put one there, I anthem. You don't really have the depth a pop sound a little more that's gonna go down here all the way into. You don't have to go over everything again. Just add a little bit in here and there. I'll just make a couple of one is gonna could this work, gents each other a little more? There's gonna be so going on between I'm just adding with the gray some of the spots that I made here to make a float over a little bit more, and I'm kind of gonna come back there with the green. Think I'm just gonna go at the green here next to it and the seller of that one on my palette. I'm just going to reactivate it with a little water. Not too much, because everyone get that pigmented color that we want. - Just try and find those from those shapes, you know, like it's go sound in the line here. Um, this is maybe more of a triangle sort of shape, you know? Just figure that out. We're so where it's gonna go words gonna started. One's gonna end. It's not to be all precise. Of course. Do you think I just like the green? You could just did a green everywhere or just blue? I just wanted to show you how I do it from this reference room. I think this is a little big. That's green or blue of blacks. Are you just gonna put everything in there? And, you know, the the feathers were going to go this way back here is some dark blues. I'm gonna fill that one up with Sector Blue all my Korean boom. So again, I always go a little back up into what I've already painted. Few. Me too. And corporate some more breaks, by the way, just do that for yourself. You're gonna come back and which the rest later, um, you know, it took me the original painting. That's based on this idea, which was Ah, a little bigger. Um, but it took me a couple of days, um, to get it done. Just cause all the stripes, we're driving me nuts sometimes. Just that too. Take a little breather. I'm go clear in some Payne's gray with the green here so that this part mixes in with that part as well. Just a few stripes here and there. A little more to the edge here where I wanna blended into each other. Good in the blue as well. Not up there. I'm gonna wait with this one first cause I want to add some other colors So I see a little bit of light blue here, which I'm gonna add No known some more Somewhere gray and some blue is gonna come here with hungry. So going to start with the smelly Um, I need a little bit on this side as well. See where it's little like do over there, about into the green Here Matting, son Intrusion Blue Going in with some pains. Great now. So even though I've layered some dark blue of worth and sunscreens Payne's gray over you still see that civilian blue pop a little And that's just what I want to see. I'm gonna add some pains grade to the screen card on swollen blue part there. So now what I want to do is I want to continue on down, you're at the back, It's pretty dark. We'll be using some dark blue first and then maybe we'll add in some pain scream I think the dark you will look better than the green to sense a little more color. So basically a goalless goes all the way down it start So that's what we're gonna do. I'm just gonna keep adding these little stripes outside the lines. The bill go outwards. So the little stripes go. You're like little inverted sees you got it. Not some over there from some bigger ones in their worry. So now basically, what I'm seeing is this part is pretty bright. And then here we have a darker part. No, it's bright. Ago, I'm gonna be taking some simile and blue. I'm gonna have him this piece, I think until about you're Let's see, no one's once off have put this in. You can do like this too. Give yourself an idea of which part is gonna be lied. Um, now it just looks like a little stripes, but, you know, because we're gonna layer it, don't. So just keep breaking it up for yourself. Which part you're working on? Which shape has where does the feather where do the feathers go? So just keep that in mind. Don't put them all nicely under each other. Just keep going. I know all the stages off watercolor painting. I know there are stages where you're like this is never ever gonna look good again, but it will well journal. Great. I promise. Just stick with us on. Um, okay. And see. Look a little trying off back here. And then here it's pretty light. A little bit darker, but also pretty light. Um, it's gonna be painting the triangle of about here. And then, as you can see, these fighters are going that way. So we're gonna be making small sees. I'm going to start with pains. Great. I'm gonna do some that way around and some been curve some to left and some to the right so that we will incorporate this into it on that side into it. This is the perfect area to do that because it's kind of in the middle from them. Gonna add some cerulean blue. You're not AJ Good it into the black. You know, I'm going to take my KRouge in blue. I'm gonna add a little bit here, spirits at the edge before it starts getting lied again and just hear the answer of black. It's a little bit of blue that I could see leaving this blew through the black. Really? And then I'm gonna put some blue through this part of the we've painted that we've drawn it. And so But here are thing. So see, one more they're expired. Cool in here. So that's like under this years. But let's start with the feathers that go outwards. Um, that's all, like blue. So I'm gonna put down Well, they are stripes of, um, William Blue Just from here until the end, Basically. And then I'm gonna add this. You can see here is a little more dark blue, and throughout there's a little dark blue. So I'm just gonna put down this willing do first, and then I'm gonna go over it again. What's inclusion room at that bath time today, So make sure to keep thes feathers. Stripes. I'm going outward until you reach. But here, let's see here, Mom, they go the other way around. No, there aren't really my father showing here outside of the picture like they are here in the beak. But I do like to paint it like that because it just gets this kind of motion to the peacock . Um, Richard, I like, but you don't have to Just to let you know. I'm just trying Teoh make you so seekers connected to outside here is your son will be going. No, they re around you're gonna have Teoh work on the narrow too. So make some go that way. Some good that way. Just, um, Song from here on out the other way around Did you consume in stripes? Good. A little big girls. I go down, No small on purpose. My hand is just getting tired a little. So it's a lot of big Chung down That's pose it again soon will pick it up again. 10. Painting the chest: So let's continue. Joe. What monitoring was happened to my paper here? Why this dent is in there. Um, strangest thing. The phone that I'm recording with. So off my makeshift tripod. I want to the paper in such a way that made it that I'm telling you, the craziest things happen when you record skill share classes. So I finished this piece and know a woman a move on into the back here. Think I'm just gonna go with some more dark blue, and then we'll connect the dark blue and the light blue together. Um, it's gonna be a patch off some great over here, so I think I'm gonna have some light blue here. That's a great over here, so I'm going to start with the dark blue. First you do that part done here, Julian Basically going to go in with the pain screen now to make that kind off oval shape here. So that kind of goes both ways of well of your lines are well bigger here than at the edges towards the bottom, Preferably okay. I think it adds a nice on trust to to the, like, the really detailed part on the Yeah, I am on the head. I'm gonna take some dark blue. I'm gonna fill up this spot here. Would you even into that pains three. We re putting some true with Payne's gray that we just, um the painting think that just ties it together a little better than what is just the grace. No, I'm gonna fill this bit up with a Parisian move. - Gotta have the cerulean blue now a flow here and so the But I'm gonna little stray there. I think it's not on a picture. I think something like this would be nice to me. More so, No. We filled them most of the shape of the peak off. I'm just gonna go back again on dumb we find in the little the and some more dark here to the neck to this back bid Onda, um, somewhere dark lose here. Maybe some more Doric here. And then I just, um you know, go over it and see what you think you adjusted or or not. You think it's finally this see my precious to That's okay. No abs, texture and depth and adjustable roll with it. Just want to revisit that. I hear whether did here. I wanna up these little things here. So that's some That's too quite a swoon. No, like the tough part. Pretty much. But you also see a little bit of dark spots there soon. Cool. Very carefully. Mm, A little. Like I said, uh, I want to got some more dark blue around here and around here. Truth and blue for that. Now, really Run over this with a little black on some dark blue in there, too. Secure the have a little more water. A little more pigment in your brush. Now we will meet the color pop a little more. So like I said there some under figure men just throughout to give it a little more Have Not too much because we want to keep this part as life as we can. You know, a little bit more down here. Nonsense. Um, we will move on to these feathers on the next lesson. 11. Painting the crest: Now, all that stuff to do is pain. These furthers here. First of all, we're gonna have to paint this bit where the Federer's come out. So that's going to go here. Just be using this. Really do intrusion blue for that. And then I'll be painting these feathers, um, of using, like, gray color for this horrid A man life against really into intrusion. Do further the real Southerners. Um, now, the technique that I'm gonna use, I'm gonna share your in my color card is as follows. You'll need a dry brush, just a dry brush. Um, a big this one, because it's kind of sturdy. That's good. So I'm gonna take some civilian do make sure it's It's Billy what's and then I'm gonna make this this kind of triangle shape. Really? What? Paint makes a triangle shape, not a triangle, just like instructs and make a triangle. Then well, it's still what? I'm gonna take my dry brush. I'm gonna go read in spite that paint up that is going to give this look like its feathers . You can see now the key is that your pain is wet. For that, it needs to be wet. so you can spread it out. If this doesn't work for you, try it out. First on the piece of scrap paper that you have, You can just you guessed it, make some tiny brush strokes. So if this doesn't work for you, his goodness, you know how to do it. Because we've been doing it old class long that its function, and then we will go over it again with, um with the darker color. So what I'm gonna do first is paint these others back here gonna start with the I do as well, so really do they are just kind of coming out of here. It's trying attention to going on here. I'm taking some Persian blue. I'm just gonna over there. I think that's OK. I'm gonna as you can see, this feather is it's lighter of here than it is down here. And it has, like, these really tiny stripes, as you can see. So that's what I'm gonna trumpet and replicate. So I still have some great here, and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna start, um over here and a talk and then put down some darker paint, then dry my brush and take some clear water and then pronounces attention to that. So I'm gonna turn my Patronus. I'm gonna keep, um, the sweaters that I painted. I think they're pretty much in one row. I'm not gonna paint them all. We'll start with these wounds, and then we'll see if we have more. So just keep whom All Almost on one line. Of course, they can hear a little bit in the tournament page. I'm gonna start darker over here. Lends me brush, take some clear water. They should make it touch here. And then I'm gonna do that for every one of these lines. No, the pain here bleeds into it a little. That's okay. Maybe it's even preferable so that you see that they're connected. So I'm gonna make you even lighter. Great. Because I wanted to be barely visible, just like it is on the picture. I'm gonna make these tiny stripes on the father just gonna do both sides. They overlap. You can do both sides as well. Or just a few I'm doing here. Just keep blends very, very soon. Barely visible. - Right now, we're gonna child the technique that I just should, So I'm gonna start with the later blue. I know these ones down here are a bit more darker. Um, a little Add some more dark to them later on. I just want to see for now, I really want that top and everything need thus ruling boo for that, um, this turned into a little bit of master. Also gonna Princeton truly room there first. All right, so I got my brush ready and my dry brush. She's going to tell my page again. You know, start at the top. Went being very wet paint. Sort of a triangle shape and your dry brush to spread it out. Very wet paint, triangle shape. Dry brush of the pain is to where you got this. It's OK. Turn spread of that. They can overlap. That's fine. Um, I'm just gonna add in the depth with those, um, tiny strokes later, Um, with some dark blue. - No , this is not enough. Which boldly isn't. We can go back over it again. And just at little strokes. But I just wanted Teoh. Sure. You just sick, meek and sure what it can do. - We're just gonna let this dry and then we'll come back to do the detailing much. Let's finish up with the last details here on the fathers. It's put in some dark blue stripes. Just having some strives to the middle running found out. We'll see how it looks. If I need a little more like blue as well. You could also do it, Mr Dr Rush on this. You like that. Make the paint as wet because, um needed to be less solid than the I'm sory, Liam, too. There you go. I just go over your painting and see if it's true. You like. And you if you wanna have anything else, there's a little feather and here that you could add over one of those shorter like this that you could add, maybe, like a little more of the light blue year to just cover it just a little more. Um, so just see, would you like to add to your painting? Still, I think they turned around a little bit too short for me. So I'm gonna add some mercifully Boone as well. Of course I'm gonna have to go over the gun with them. With the blue, The dark blue. That's okay. I just want them to be on them to stand out just a little bit more if you use just a little pain and water on the tip of your brush in many end little girl old dryer. And to see these marks that also criminals, it's to school for them. And I'm a little dry your brush. New. Get this. That's I feel like both butter. I just want to add in. There's little Father here found this one to give this a little more how you say more playfulness to I believe that I'm gonna add another feather. So that said, it's gonna come about here. Allow that one mil there wounded a little lighter because basically, it's obscured by the other feathers here. But see job line first degree that Syrians this one here, you know, to continue a little but not too much. No, I'm just going to go back in with dark blue once more, very lightly. Essentially, the middle can also do this with a little dryer brush and get that nice as much or as little detailing as you want. Slowing down here should be a little darker. No one just created. Oh, try my brush almost completely this woman Seuin right? I think this looks a little weird, So I'm gonna have a little room, right? The scent You'll be made a peacock. Um so if you happy with this result, leave it like this. And please, please, please uploaded to project section so I can see her beautiful paintings. Um, I'm still ducting. Whether or not I'm gonna make this background a little darker, I probably will. Thank you so much for pinching along with me. And I can't wait to see your results. 12. Painting the background part 2 (also optional): So I have decided the last thing I'm gonna do is add a little more door cream, specifically this green to the background, because I think it dried up a little bit too light. If you don't want to do that, that's fine. I just I want you just to make a pop a little more, right. So that's very it. I hope you have a little fun painting alone with me. Um, I know I had a loaf on. I really can't wait to see your results. I can't stress enough own, so I'll be back to you once this is dry with, um, some final thoughts. Thanks so much. 13. Final thoughts: Thank you so much for a painting along with me today. I hope your hand isn't too crowned. But most of all, I hope you had a lot of fun with this painting. Whether it turned out like mine or you went with your own personal style. I can't wait to see your beautiful painting. So please uploaded to the project section so I can see like and comment on your work until next time.