KIDS WATERCOLOR PAINTING: PAINT A FOX! | Nora Connolly | Skillshare
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6 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Hello + Introduction to Foxy Loxy

      0:28
    • 2. Supplies you will need

      1:35
    • 3. Draw outlines to create Foxy Loxy...

      5:32
    • 4. Paint Foxy Loxy in Watercolor!

      6:43
    • 5. Your Project and Thank you

      0:28
    • 6. Bonus video of Foxy Loxy

      0:11
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Hi friends! The purpose of this class is to learn how to paint using watercolors.  Watercolors, like oils and acrylics, is another fun medium for painting.  The painting we will work on today is an image of a sassy fox called, Foxy Loxy.  I discovered my furry little friend at a café named after the fox while visiting friends down South.  As I sat there and enjoyed a nice meal with my friends, we could not help but smile at the ambience of the café.  I had such a nice time with my friends that I decided to paint my very own Foxy Loxy so the memories could stay with me forever.  I hope you like the idea behind the image for my class! Enjoy! -- Nora C.

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Nora Connolly

Illustrator + Pattern Designer + Artist + Teacher

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About Me:    Hello, and welcome, I'm Nora. I'm an Illustrator, Surface Pattern Designer + Artist. I studied at Columbia University and obtained a Masters. My thesis was on "MURAL ART: FAD OR ART?"  I decided after a number of years of work as a French Translator to go to FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology to learn digital design.  I also speak French fluently and have lived in Paris, France.  I am native New Yorker and still live in NYC presently with my husband and two kitties!   I have written and illustrated three Children's books so far.  I love art and what I do!  This is the best feeling in the world and would like to share that creativity with everyone.

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1. Hello + Introduction to Foxy Loxy: Hi, my name is nor Connolly. Today we're gonna paint foxy lock, see a fox made in watercolor paints. In this class, you will learn how to sketch your outlines, go over them in crayon, and then use watercolor paints to paint out your painting. 2. Supplies you will need: Hi everyone. We're gonna begin by taking a look at this painting that I made. I made it about 2-3 years ago after a trip down south. I live in New York. My name is Nora. And this painting came about as an inspiration piece from a cafe that I went to in the south. And it's called foxy lock C. So this is a picture of Fox and the image is painted with acrylics. But what we're going to do here today is actually paint this painting and make it in watercolors, which is a different medium. But it's a completely different medium, is water-based and we're going to go over some of the supplies we will need. So for our supplies, we're going to need a nine by 12 or larger piece of mixed media paper or watercolor paper. And we're going to need a brush, a paintbrush, watercolor paints. This is the basic set. You can get more colors if you like, on a different set. These are made by Crayola, some water, a paper towel over here, and a towel as well. If you'd like to blot your paint brush on that pencil. And I'm going to use three Crayola crayons, blue, red, and gray. Or you can use black. If you need an eraser, you can have one as well. 3. Draw outlines to create Foxy Loxy...: Now we're going to start by taking our pencil and drawing the top of the head. We're going to draw the ears first on this little fox. And we're gonna go to the other side and draw the other ear. And we're going to stop there. And we're going to try and judge, where we're gonna put the fir. So it's going to come out like this. There's going to be one angle is kinda of a triangle at the tip. And then another one. We're going to try and make them symmetrical. They don't have to come out exactly alike, but as near to that as possible. Then a little triangle on the inside of the ear, because the ears are facing us, so we want to see the inside. And then this is where it gets kind of tricky because foxes have kind of mask on their eyes, around their eyes. So that's what we're gonna do. We're gonna go straight, middle, draw the nose, come down, and then do the same thing on the other side, straight and down. Now this is where the nose is going to be. And the nose is going to be an type of oval on the top and then a type of triangle on the bottom, but that's rounded. We're gonna give him a cheek over here, that a very small one. And then the other one on the other side. One is a little bigger than the other. This one is a little bigger than that one, but that's fine because he's gonna be kind of an abstract looking Fox. I'm gonna draw us chin. And then we're going to give them some things, but they're not meant to be mean looking, you know, scary things. So we're going to try and fix his hairiness by making his eyes look appealing. So we're gonna draw the fornix, 12 triangles, three triangles for triangles. And then we're going to come and do another one on this side. One big 11, little one, little one, and another big one. And in order to make the first come into the face, we're going to draw another little triangle and then bring it in. And then draw another triangle and then bring it in. Now this guy has a lot of fur. So we're gonna make the eyes, we don't want them to connect from here to here. I mean, you can't make his eyes very, very big. It depends on how much space you have. So if you want smaller eyes, you draw it from here to connect to the nose. But I think I'm going to change his look and make him have really big eyes. Better to look at you with, as the fox said to Little Red Riding Hood. And we have one big guy here, another one on the other side. And he's going to need some pupils and they're not like cats, peoples were there likes flits. So we're gonna give him rounded pupils. And that we're going to fill out in a different color once we're done sketching. And we have the things, we have his eyes, his ears. So we're gonna give them a little pencil neck over here. Now, the big the paper, the easier it is to draw because you have more space. But we're gonna give him a nice Bowtie. And we're going to do it like that. And we're going to give them a nice big old Bowtie. And there you go. And inside this is how you drove some of the fabric folds on the inside of the tie. And then we're gonna try and judge and make it about the same as on the other side. It's like symmetrical. So that's the other side of the bow tie. And we have the fabric on the inside. And then we're going to continue as pencil and I get down to there. That's foxy lassi for moving on to our Crayolas. And we're going to outline the pencil below for the outside of the face. And the outside, the outline of the fox and the bow tie will be read, as you will see here. And everything else such as the teeth will have a little gray outline. Now, let's do this. Now, since Crayolas are made of wax, they're great for making outlines and then using them with other mediums. And the medium we're going to use are the paints. And these paints are going to be watercolor paints. 4. Paint Foxy Loxy in Watercolor!: So now we're gonna paint. And in order to do that, we've let our paints sit a little bit with some water in them to get them started. And we're gonna paint this little guy in Brown for his face. And we don't want to be too too much water. And that's okay if you go outside of the lines that we've created with the Crayolas. Because that's what makes your painting look kind of unique. And it's, it's okay. I mean, It's meant to be a little bit imperfect because it's the imperfections that make art so beautiful. Now, you can always go over the, the wash that you set or the paint, the flat paint that you set for the first time with a secondary coat. And you should wait maybe a little bit so that you don't get too much water on your paper. And we'll look a little deeper the color on the paper. Now we've got the head part and we're gonna do the cheeks, and we're also gonna do them in Brown. Now the wax, as I said, is from the crayons, are good because they make the gray outlines for this type of medium. Paints like these are very easy to work with because they flow very nicely. And they're very, very pretty in the end, especially if you're making designs like flowers, or if you're making an image like this one with a fox. We're not quite done with the Brown yet. We still have to do his neck, his little pencil Nick there, many has going on in here. We're going on to the neck. Put light, light, light amount of paint. And what you do is you add a little bit of paints, but then you can add a little more paint to the paint and water that you've already laid down as a foundation. You can even add another stroke here. But you want to try and mix it in so it doesn't show the strokes. So now we've got his neck down and his face. We're going to move on. And we're going to pick another light color such as the yellow. And do his his face that's like a muzzle. I think I'm going to do the interior of his ears yellow as well. There's one more place that I want to add some yellow two. Now if you have too much water on your paintbrush, you can dab it in your Bounty, which is paper towel and do the other ear. Now, I also want to use the yellow on the outside of his eye here, on this one. And then on the other one as well. I think that I'm going to add and make a little mix of color. I'm gonna put some orange and his muzzle because I want it to look a little deeper than the yellow that I have there. So it can be more of an orange, yellow, beige tone, but I don't want to as dark as his face. That is one thing that you can do with these colors is mixed them and they'll give a nice tone to to that area that you're painting. Now for his, his eyes, we're going to use some of that beautiful blue. And we're gonna make the big pupils in blue. It's such a nice color. This blue. It's a it's like a primary color, blue. The primary colors are red, yellow, and blue on the color wheel, if you repeat your rainbow, which everyone should know when they're painting or drawing. Because it's part of the colors is purple, blue, green, yellow, orange red. And your site, your rainbow backwards, because it's easier to remember that way. Now for the things, we're not going to be too much paint on there because we want we don't want like a black, we want like a grey. So we're gonna put our brush in the water, put a little bit of paint on the tip of the paintbrush and then add it to the thing. That way they stand out a little bit against the yellow of the, of the muzzle. Now we're going to leave his nose for less. And we're going to use the red for the Bo. And Bo is going to be a little bit pink and a little bit red. We're also going to paint his nose as a final place that we need to do. And I'm going to use a little more black and make it a little deeper instead of gray, I want it to be a darker gray, so more like on the black tone behind the fox, we're gonna make it him pop out by using a color that makes them pop out. You could always use the green as a background, but I'm going to use purple because I like that color. So I'm going to take some of my towel, paper towel, put it in the back of my drawing like this. And then start with my purple on the background. There you have it. Foxy lock, see, beautiful painting made of watercolor, made by you and me. 5. Your Project and Thank you: Thank you for joining me in this class to paint foxy Aleksey. I hope you felt inspired and that you've learned how to draw a fox and how to paint it out and watercolors, teal free to place your project in the description down below. I'd love to see them. Thank you.