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Learn Acrylic Painting: Design and Illustrate a Duck Character Super easy

teacher avatar George-Daniel Tudorache, Together we will create amazing things.

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Lessons in This Class

16 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Welcome

      1:38
    • 2. Duck underpainting

      3:23
    • 3. Duck Sketch

      5:31
    • 4. Duck editing shapes and shadows

      2:15
    • 5. Duck orange background

      5:06
    • 6. Duck yellow background

      3:47
    • 7. Duck green and blue background

      5:11
    • 8. Duck background intense colors

      10:38
    • 9. Duck dark shadows

      3:41
    • 10. Duck shadows color

      3:04
    • 11. Duck color for the light

      3:52
    • 12. Duck more blue shadows

      8:31
    • 13. Duck yellow light on the body

      9:12
    • 14. Duck grass and body

      12:11
    • 15. Duck details

      4:03
    • 16. Duck last details. Thank you

      1:28
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Do you want to learn new simple and easy acrylic technique?

Even if you are a beginner at acrylic painting, by the end of this course you will feel like a real artist! You will be amazed to see how easily you painted, without much work, it will be relaxing.

Creating this painting will get you in touch with the nature. By painting very colorful and luxurious vegetation.

In this course, you will learn color mixing, brush-handling and mark making. Save the details and smaller brushes for the end. 

 In this course, you will paint a wonderful duck ! Ducks are one of the most famous birds from the countryside, and why not, from the city , where people are keeping them as pets, in the gardens! Their beauty and cuteness can conquer everyone’s heart, especially for their webbed feet which are lovely and are uniquely designed to help them move through the water.   

You will learn all the secrets of acrylic painting, how to play with light and shadow to create a great contrast.

Ducks are also kept for their ornamental value. Breeds have been developed with crests and tufts or striking plumage, for exhibition in competitions.

In ancient times, in Egypt, the ducks were a symbol of fertility and are frequently depicted in wall paintings and artefacts.

Along the history, more recently, we find the motif of the duck present in music and stories for the children, in The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and Make Way for Ducklings, the last one winning a medal for being a great illustration. 

And let’s not forget about the Disney cartoon character Donald Duck, one of the world's most recognizable pop culture icons! 

Take this course and learn about how to make a duck, by following all the steps from creating the shape and the layers of color. This is the perfect painting for your child’s room! 

    

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George-Daniel Tudorache

Together we will create amazing things.

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Hello, I'm George 

Together we will create amazing things.

Would you like to paint with more freedom or feeling?

You will be finding ways to develop your own way of applying paint and to compose the visual space.

You'll learn painting techniques used by professional artist to create elaborate works of art.

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1. Welcome : Hi, my name is George, and today's course, you are going to learn how to make this wonderful duck. You will be using acrylic paints and different brushes, as well as water. You will need acrylic paints as well as a beautiful rectangular canvas. In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about color harmonies and color theory. In order to create this amazing doc, you will play around with textures, colors, and light and shadow. You will learn all about how to draw this duck using a brush and some brown acrylic paints. If you've ever struggled with muddy colors, then this course is perfect for you because you will learn exactly how to keep the colors very clean and very vivid. By the end of the course, you will know how to play with cool and dark colors in order to create a lighting effect on the form. You will also understand how to create the illusion of details without too much work. If this seems like something you wanna do, welcome to the course. Thank you for being part of this community and enjoy anything. 2. Duck underpainting : Okay, for this layer, you will need some brown, some water and a brush. The Brown should be very diluted. And as you can see, just I, looting and spreading that paint around very fast. You will find out that as very fast and easy to do this layer of paint. This layer of paint is called the under painting and it serves two purposes. The first purpose is not having a bare canvas, just white. And the second one is to have a surface that is not white, to have better colors. The way this helps what colors is by having something that is different than white. Because the white will just make, you make the colors too light, too bright. Instead of having true tones and beautiful colors. Because you are working on white, these colours will tend to be a lot more towards the light side. And without dark colors, the light colors will never look good. So it's very important to build up a layer of brown so that you have sort of a neutral color that you can base everything around. And you can already see this. Brown looks quite dark even though it's not. But compared to white, to the white of the canvas, it's quite dark. It's just a beautiful stain of acrylic paint with water. And don't worry too much about the application, it can be smoothened out. The most important thing here is to cover all the canvas. And then once you do that, you can go from side to side and smooth everything out. Just like that. Going from side to side, covering the sides once again and going back in from the middle and going up and going side to side, taking a little bit more color and water if it's needed. Don't worry about the color application. This layer shoud be completely dry. Before you go into the next step. You can also go from up to down. Just like that, to smooth a little bit more of the paint and covered the sides, the corners are very important. And then going from side to side once again to make it even more smooth. Just like that. Very nice and beautiful. Okay, and there you go. This step is done. 3. Duck Sketch: As you can see, the first layer is completely dry. Now, starting to sketch with the same brush very easily, just making a nice round shape for the top of the head. And then continuing down with the brush on its side and on the other side as well, just making like almost an egg shape, but it has a little bit of a belly. And then continuing with the beak of the duck, just like that. And you can make the head a little bit more. It's going down with the neck. As you can see, the beak is a little bit too small. Don't worry about that. Now. There is a little bit of a shape going on here, just two straight lines, just one going down and one going to the side, and then another one just overlapping over this one. It's very important to use straight lines when building up organic shapes, like for instance, that the duck, as you can see, it's very straight forward. On the left side you have 12345 binds and on the right part, 123456 lines, very easy to do. Now. Let's just make the beak a little bit longer. It's two parallel lines and then it goes into a kind of a corner, just cuts out. And then the beak is always, has this shape at the end where it meets would a corner, as you can see. And of course it needs to be a little bit more thick at the start of the beak. Very nice. The next should be a little bit thinner. Just like that. Is that tiny bit thinner? Just making that line. Okay? And of course, you will need a beautiful, I test the position just a little bit to the right side of the face. Very easy to do. And continuing that beak. And you can also straight now at some more lines, make them a little bit more straight. Also, you can start to work on the shadow part now, taking a little bit more color, adding it to the eye and the shadow is on the right side since the light will come from the left. Now, this is a very simple Shadow. Don't worry too much about it. It's just goes almost straight down. And as you go towards the bottom of the duck body, it just goes into a curve. Just as you can see, it follows basically the right to outline and then at the bottom just goes into the outer outline. As you can see, it's very easy. Just like that. You can add a little bit more color to it if you want to make it a little bit more pro eminent, just like that. And also you can add some more lines through the outline to accentuate those outlines. Just play around with the brush, just making this beautiful shadow a little bit more dark towards the middle, the darkest part of the shadow, it's towards the middle of the shadow. Not on this side. Okay. For the legs. Just draw two lines. Don't make them very parallel. They basically go towards each other and make one in front of the other. The way you do that is by placing one a little bit left, that lift on a little bit left, and the right one a little bit left as well. Just it makes it a little bit more interesting. Is that a little bit more color, and at the end is just the triangle would a middle section. And then just goes on with the middle part of the wonderful feet. It's very easy. Just draw two lines just going from the leg and then the middle one, just like that. If they seem like the dangle around, just reduce the height, the lameness of them and, and increase the angle. So make the angle a little bit more spread out. Okay, there you go with this step as well. 4. Duck editing shapes and shadows : Okay, now that everything is dry, you can go in and make everything a little bit more interesting by making some small edits to the shapes, as you can see on the right side has made it little bit more chunky end to the shadows as well, make them a little bit more dark. Just like that. And for the legs, those in my case, I have a little bit too much of a dangling look. It just it just looks like the duck floats. The feet will be cut out by dn, so it's gonna be a lot shorter in size. So if we have the same problem, it will be fixed by DNS. Okay? Going and making the eye a little bit darker once again. And it's not just the circle, it's sort of a squished circle from the left and the right. Now going in and making the head a little bit higher and a little bit more pointy, just a little bit pointy. And then going in for the outline and editing the shapes going on with the shadows just going down as you can see, very easy to just drag down the brush. And also as you go down onto the body, you can follow the shape the way you've follow the shape as you imagine, like draw a parallel line to the outline. But this time with the side of the brush not small with the cutting the brush, however you wanna call it and test the wing a little bit more outline and then following that outline of the shadow. And a little bit more, just adding a little bit more of the shadow. Perfect. And there you go. This step is done as well. 5. Duck orange background: Okay, so now taking some yellow, some red, and some brown, You are going to make a very beautiful orange. Just like that. Adding maybe a little bit more water just to make it a little bit more flowy. And it might need a little bit more red, as you can see, just going on the background and basically covering everything. Just would have thicker and more wonderful color. Add a little bit more brown. Just like that and a little bit more red. Some water. And put it on the right side, some yellow. Just like that, and add it to the right side, combine it with the color you've already put down. Just to make everything. If you're wondering how is this texture created? The texture that you see on the right corner is basically but by not taking a lot of pain and spreading it around and pressing down on the brush. This will create small, interesting shapes. Very easy to do. It's making a little bit more color. You'll see this texture much better as you go along. Just press down first the color. As you can see, it's just perfect quote unquote. And then as you go and spread it around, it has some shapes the web just add some water and then spread it around breast down as you can see, the brush just fans out and also by spreading it around, it picks and drags the paint. So it creates a nice texture. Going around the duck, being more careful on the sides that are not just super close to the duck, you can just go wild and just spread that paint very loosely and fast. As you go down, you can add a little bit more brown if you want, just like that. And making some circles to add a little bit more texture to the beautiful backgrounds. And of course, doing it, making the circles to make a little bit of texture. This really helps. It builds some nice habits to the way you paint. As you can see, already fixed the little bit of the leg. This will be fixed a little bit more in future steps as well as this one. Okay. Going on the left side and doing the same, spreading the pain, making it nice and beautiful, digging a little bit more color and just spreading it around. You can see it's a little bit more intense. Okay, going on the side. Now the same way you've edited the shape of the duck in the last part. Now you can do basically negative painting. And painting is where you go on the outline and you cut out. So basically you, as you can see in the, in between the legs of the duck, covered a little bit of the shape that wasn't supposed to be there. And now it's not part of the duck anymore. It's part of the background. Ok. And going in for the bottom side, It's like that very nice, very loose. Spreading that paint around, cutting a little bit more of the right and the left eye was going to say Paul. But how do you call it? I'm going to call the doc the duck feet. I guess you call them just duck feet. Okay. And for the right corner it just spreading that paint, making it very fiery and orange. Nice. And you can dab a little bit of the brush just to make a little bit more texture. Not really important, but we're covering only the dots that were not covered. And there you go. This step is done as well. 6. Duck yellow background: Okay, now that the background is dried, just go in with some yellow and some white. Just like that. Be very, very generous with the color. Don't make a lot of textures, but be generous because yellow is usually semi-transparent, so it needs a little bit more thickness than other colors to cover everything. Okay, and start with the corner of the brush, just making some nice shapes. Don't cover all the orange. You should have about 20% of the orange to showing through. And just like that, covering, taking some straight up yellow and doing some small shapes. These shapes are very simple to do. Just rotate a little bit of the brush, just use the corner and rotate it. Or you can also just go from one side to the other. Just one brush to the left, one verse to the right. Well, it's not actually to the right and the left. It's just how do you call this as a tenth shape? As just small as a V upside down V shape. Just very, very, very nice and loose. Yes, like that. You will get the hang of it. One C2 it, and you will be able to do it as fast, if not faster. Ok, just going and covering this outer side, the left side of the painting, taking a little bit more white and a little bit more yellow to make some color. You can already go over the paint you've done. You've put down and add another beautiful layer. Just like that. Adding a little bit more. And they're in the top, you can add a little bit more white, spread it around a little bit. Wonderful. Just like that. Just be careful not to cover all the backgrounds. The orange of the background is important as well. So it should be showing to about 10%, 20 percent is like that. And taking a little bit more yellow and going to the right and down around the duck, being more careful around that Doug, not the cover important. Outlines and spreading a little bit more of the paint, they gave some yellow going down under full. Now, this layer of paint is very important because this is where you will learn to use the brush and how to use and make interesting shapes, fast, interesting textures fast with the brush. So that's why you are starting with the background. You will make some nicer textures once you go into painting that duck. Okay? And there you go. This step is done as well. 7. Duck green and blue background : For the next step, you will need to add to the plate some beautiful blue. Now continuing with this blue and some yellow, just making a beautiful green, as you can see, a very light and wonderful green. And you can start to add it on to the lower part, just below the yellow. And you can also include it on top of some yellow part's just going up to blend them together. Don't focus too much on the blending. Just have fun and put some textures down and leave the yellow parts showing through as well as the orange parts. So don't cover all the Canvas. Just cover enough of it. You should have some orange Barthes showing through as well. As you can see. The more color is added, the more the other one's just seem a little bit less intense and less dark as well. If you wouldn't have worked on a white background, this color would have been a lot, a lot more light. Not just because of the background colors. For instance, if you had a white underneath, the transparency of the colour would have looked a little bit more white because painting on white, and this makes it a lot more light. But also because the perception of the color. Now adding a little bit of white to some blue and a little bit of green. Just like that, you can start to add some blue parts just below and into the green you've already created. Just like that. They merged together. A wonderful blue. Just going around and working your way towards the left parts slowly and then going onto the left part and adding to us a little bit onto the green and then going down. This, taking more color and adding it with the same brush marks and being careful not to cover the orange. Just like that, can start to see it's almost there, almost done. Now taking some blue and some brown, you can make this beautiful dark blue. Brown with blue will make almost green. Because the Brown is actually an orange. A very, very dark orange. Okay, adding a little bit more green to the right side. And just like that. Adding more white. A little bit. Just like that. And you can take a little bit of blue, mix it up with the why to take a little bit of green as well, just to make it a little bit more sweet. And add this new blue onto the Canvas in some areas around the duck. Over there, onto the right side and the left side and taking some blue and some brown and adding it on the under the duck. Just like that. And over to the right a little bit, just a little bit more to the right. Covering all of the left part since the shadow wouldn't be on the left Park. You can also go into some more light green and add it. There, makes up the colors a little bit more on the canvas. Just going up. And there you go. This step is done as well. 8. Duck background intense colors : Everything has dr. We have a new clean palette. The way to a very clean color on the canvas is to have a very clean palette, taking some yellow and starting to add another layer of yellow onto the canvas. Just like that, going from the duct to the right. With some small textures. You can start to see how beautiful and more intense this yellow looks, as well as how much color it has underneath. And that builds chess so much more dimension, just going around, going up towards the top of the canvas and to the right and in the corner on the left side. Now, these brushstrokes, as you can see, are much, much smaller. Your, you can do that by using the corner of the brush and not pressing too hard, is going to the left of the canvas, is pure yellow. And adding it on their beak, around the beak and close to the head. Being more careful as you go towards the duck outline. Okay. And going down. Very nice. Taking some more yellow and adding it to the right corner. Now, let some blue. You can make the green once again, this time a little bit more towards the yellow side. Very nice. And add it the same way, just going into the yellow a little bit and then around the doc and then calling to the right side and putting that green grass very nice and colorful. Okay, now I'm going to words the left side, the same procedure. Just adding the small shapes. As you go down. You can also leave out a little bit more of the color as you go down. So after that, you can take a little bit more blue at a little bit of white as well. Some more blue, some more white. And add it and make this tremendous color Look at how more, much more intense it is now going into the green chest. You can also blend the two together by putting this brush on its side and just lightly dragging it over the two colors. Mixing up the color a little bit more, making it a little bit more light. Just like that, you can start to see that difference. And doing this same brush stroke now is a very interesting way. It's a different way of using the brush is almost at a 90 degree angle to the canvas. And you're just lightly brushing with the side of the brush, just like that. And it creates longer and thinner lines and a different texture. Now this is because we are the grasses coming towards us. So it should be a little bit thinner. Okay. Taking some more white and adding just a few dabs of paint on the right side. This is white with blue, and in case it's two white, you can add the blue from before and under and around, going to the left side. Just like that. Okay. Squeezing a little bit of the color. He can start to mix just a pure white with some yellow and some blue just over there. This will make a beautiful blue. Green. Needs to be a little bit more towards the blue. Ok. So adding some more blue, mixing it together. And you can go on the top of the canvas and add just a little bit at the edge. Just like that. This is because the color of the sky, the blue of the sky drops onto the grass. And it gives a little bit more atmospheric perspective. Just over there in the distance. Just mimicking a little bit of the sky color, just dropping down on the grass. Ok. To just finishing the corner, adding a little bit more White Nights and don't forget to leave out some small parts of yellow showing through the this color as well. Okay. Blending the two together, adding that a bit more white and dragging everything down to this blending it to get her nice and smooth, nice and fine. Okay. Taking one beautiful dash y two and adding it some over some parts. Because you can see the, most of the yellow is just showing through. It's not just parts. And wonderful, going and dragging some nice paper towels onto the brush. Taking some white and some yellow and also has a little bit of blue Intuit. And making a nice light, yellow. And now adding over just creates interesting shapes and edges and new colors. More vibrant, more interesting. So you can go into the layer you just created, though, white, bluish layer and down into the yellow layer. And you can add some more yellow to add a little bit more variety as well. Go down and up and create these shapes. And you can also go up into the white as well, taking some more yellow and adding it, just playing around the, this way of layering one and then another layer and then another layer will create difference in the edges. So it doesn't seem like it's just everything. Just one layer after another and then just stop by creating another one with the same color. It builds a different edge to the brushstrokes. It seems like it blends the getter very nicely with some yellow and some blue. You can go in and add some more green into the blue at the bottom. If it seems way too blue, which it does on the painting that you see. Okay, just like Lee adding some green. Very nice. Taking some bread as well and adding it a little bit over the yellow, maybe not go into the white parts. This will make the color a little bit more interesting. It gives variety. Don't worry if it looks way too intense. This will be fixed. Well, not fixed but edited. There are no mistakes in painting, only happy accidents. Taking some yellow and mixing it with the white, yellow and the right. You can mix those colors, the getter now, just tiny bit, taking some straight up yellow and mixing it into the white with the blue and adding it over the orange parts. Just a little bit. Very nice mixing those two together. Because start to seed a blend a little bit more. Just like that. Don't worry. This is not the last layer of the background. Just going down with o the ambulance as in all the courses. Very nice. And I, on the left side of the duck, on the grass, you can put some green and there you go with this layer as well. 9. Duck dark shadows: Has a working on the first layer of the duck. You will need some blue, some brown, some red. Don't worry too much if the pellet is messy. This layer is just very nice. Take some blue, some brown, and some red, making this wonderful. Purple blue. Thinking some white as well. To lighten this up. Taking more blue and a little bit more white with yellow. As you can see. It's a beautiful color. And start adding it to the top of the neck, just going down a very dark and blue color as you can see. And then taking some more, read, some more white, this to give a little bit of variety to the color going down. And the brush strokes can follow the shape of the duck as you can see, and just going down as you can see until now, it's just for eight edge, just dividing the duck into two parts, one to the right and one to the left, almost at the middle of the duck. Just a tiny bit more shadow. Well, a little bit more than a tiny, OK. You can also add just a little bit of wonderful outline towards the right. This book be covered, but it gives, it, makes the duck a little bit more stand out for the light side. You can also drag the brush just a tiny bit over the light side. So it's not that intense. You can also go over the beak and do the same thing. Can start to see that the light is still there, the light part, however, it's a tiny bit more dark. Don't worry about it. It's still visible. That's the most important thing. And you can go down taking a little bit more blue and adding it to the doc. You might ask, what, what is this? Is this a black duck? We were painting a white one. It will be white. But in order to be white and the seem like it has light falling onto it, it needs a dark base for the shadows. Dark purple, blue. That's the secret of light. Dark, dark shadows. Well, colorful as well. It's very important. We have not used any black because black is a very I don't know how to call it, but very faded color. It's not alive. So we need color for the dark parts, for the light parts we need color. And the shadows actually have a lot of color. And there you go. For this layer as well. 10. Duck shadows color: Ok, so after the shadow colors have dried, you can take a fresh, new, clean palette with white, blue, and red. Take some white with the small brush, small flat brush and mix it with some white, the blue, making this wonderful blue light color. And also you can go at the top, add even more blue, having two shades, one lighter and darker. Now you can take some red mix in with the dark blue. Well, the blue, the darker blue. Okay, and with that color, you can start to do some small shapes with the brush on its side and following the shape of the dock. Just the outline. And that's basically what following the shape is as following the direction of the outline and going with small, small lines, just going in the direction of the shape of the duck. As you can see, it starts to look like it has fetters. Now you might wonder, blue, blue on a duck. Yes. It's called guests casts light and it comes from the sky. So that's why it's blue. The white of the duck feathers just reflect a lot of light from, from the side. That's how you have just wonderful colors into the white. As you can see, the color can be adjusted, put a little bit more, read into it, and you can start with this new purple to add to the bottom of the duck. Now, this reflects a lot less loop. So it's a little bit more purple. If you were to paint this only in white, then you would have a very uninteresting duck adding and making a little bit of a darker brown purple sari and adding it on to the right side, bottom, you can add it to the middle of the duck a little bit as well. Just like that and add it going up tiny bit. Just making this, don't forget to leave the shadow color. A little bit of it showing through not only in transparency, but also in showing to the marks. And there you go with this step as well. 11. Duck color for the light : Okay, now going into the light color, first, we need a wonderful base of orange with the small brush, you might think, oh, orange, what? Yes, orange with some white and maybe a touch of blue to make it less saturated. And you can start just on the neck. Now you can build a little bit of color, a little bit of light part on the neck as well. And going very close to the edge and over it a little bit and build up just the same texture you built Ford, the shadow part, build it on to the light bar. You can also do some small that'll dabs of paint onto the middle and crossing just a tiny bit over the shadow, going towards the top of the head as well. Thinking a tiny bit more red and some yellow, making this orange a little bit more intense. So you can add it to the beak of the duck. Wonderful. In order to have light, you need a base, a darker base, so that you can trick the eye into thinking, oh, that's light, that's the secret and painting. Now, what a lighter color, just yellow, a little bit of red and white. You can continue your way down. And to the right, left, just on, to the shadow side as well as you can see, when you put it on to the shadow side is not as intense the color because it's a little bit transparent, as well as the fact that you have another color onto the left. Ok, just making a small little green, tiny bit and wear it a little bit of purple, making it a little bit darker. You can add this color, chest on to the middle where the two the light and the shadow meat. Green. Oh no, a green duck. Yes. We need color in order to create lights. Crazy colors, crazy wonderful colors. Because the light will be very, very white. So it's not really that interesting, not really that colorful. So it needs a base to stand on. Now making a deeper red. Just like that, to add it to the beak. This is a very dark red orange. And to us that at the big and also for the beak, you can add just a tiny bit underneath. So you can start to work on the beautiful legs and feet of the duck. And just like that, now, you can edit a little bit of more of the shapes. If they're too long, make them smaller. They're too short, make them bigger. Okay. And there you go with this step as well. 12. Duck more blue shadows : Now you can see how beautiful the shadow color looks. Swayed darker. It seems way darker now, even though you've put in the blue. And of course, this means it needs some blue. It will look very intense. It, this is just because we don't have the light parts yet. So don't worry if it looks way too blue when wait to do intense. Just tried to make the same color and start working on the dock with the small brush. You can start at the top of the duck and adds more and interesting lines this time a little bit slower, especially on the head where the fluffy feathers are way smaller. Now, go down. And you can go faster as you go down. Okay. And keep in mind to vary the pressure as well as the a little bit, just a tiny bit the angle of the brush, so you don't create the same exact brush mark. Every little brush mark needs to be different. And also following the shape of the brush and the shape of the duck. Okay? Thinking more color and going in great close to the edge, the edge of the dock, we'll get some of this color because of the way the shape wraps around the duck. Okay. Going and taking more color and adding another layer and you can go into the green, you created it in the middle, as well as continue your weight down just until the middle of the duck and the small lump on the right side at the bottom. As you do this, you might find small hair and remove it. Very nice. Is like that. Taking some yellow and mixing it into this blue, you can create a green with the screen. You can go on the right side, just under the shape. Cleanup the brush just a tiny bit. Takes a more green added to the middle of the plate and add a little bit of yellow chest over here onto the. Ok. Now this might, this might seem way, way, way too intense, don't worry. Mixing other colors into width will make it less intense. This is the grass just shining onto the duck. Okay, taking some red as the tiny bit of read, some yellow and making some orange is like that. Making the orange thinking a little bit of white and making it more Fink. To overhear, it can start to see it. It's a nice, very nice pink. Went a little bit of a yellow. Let's put it somewhere on. It can start to see it's a very nice and easy orange, white, pink kinda color, very, very desaturated and intersting. Okay. This adding it to the bottom of the dock, just following the shape. Now, as you go to the left side, it will have a different way of following the imaginary line in the middle. And when you cross it, those fetters follow the right part. When you cross onto the right part of the duck. And when you are on the left, it follows the left part, okay, taking some more, read, some white and a little bit of blue to make this reddish color. British, dark pink, purple, however you want to call it, to have variety. For variety is very, very important in painting. And variety of color, variety of brush marks and edges. Taking some white, mixing it after you've cleaned up the brush, mixing it with the blue to get this lighter blue. Okay. Very, very light blue. Let's see how it looks onto the duck. Okay, looks kinda wonderful. Now starting from the middle of the duck or the top, however you want, just adding more of this color and keeping the outer colour intact. It's very important to keep all layers showing through. So you can space out the colors just a tiny bit. So it shows true. Okay? Now taking and making this color once again because we didn't have enough and it was weight to light, it needs a little bit more blue. And of course, now it's too dark hole. Let's mix it and make it lighter. Perfect. Now, you can see it's a little bit more blue and you can go down onto the shape of the duck. You can also go into the lower part, combining the colors tiny bit more. As you can see, they combine because they're still wet. You have just put them down, taking some white and mixing it into the blue, Making the lighter color, which we already have just lower on the ballot. The very thoroughly pellet will always confuse you a tiny bit. So cleaning it up will make things a lot more easy. Now going in with this new color and adding another small layer, keeping the last one intact in between the brush marks, okay, you can also drag in a little bit more color, just words. The middle. As you can see, in the middle of the shape of the duck, there is this line that follows that it's created and follows basically almost the outline, the right side outline of the duck going down. Also in the lower part of the duck and adding some blue. It just happened. And now mixing some lighter color. Then either lighter blue to put on to the dock. Just as you can see, tiny bit this time. Don't go overboard. Just add a few lines here and there. Don't worry about the lumps on the side of the duck if that happened to you as well. Those will be edited in the future steps where we touch upon the background again. And there you go. This step is done as well. 13. Duck yellow light on the body: Okay, now taking some white, combining it with some yellow, right? In this small little space we have left on the palette before you clean it. And of course, starting to put with the small flat brush in the same way, just going on the dock on the left-hand side this time with small Mark's first with a little bit of this color. Not very intense. It's barely any color on the brush. You can also take some straight up yellow and put it on the duck. Especially in this small little corner created just down on the neck, just where the neck ends and then it goes into the body. You can see it. And then going down on to the next hump. This is the hip side of the duck. And just doing the same with some yellow. And you can also play with it. Even if you don't have color on your brush, well, you still have some but you don't have enough. It will create this textured effect, the transparent effect now going in with some white and putting some yellow over it. As you can see, it's quite a bit of white. Maybe it picked up a little bit of blue, but it doesn't really matter. And as you can see, the yellow is way, way more vibrant. Keep in mind to also add it to the top of the duck, to the head at the top. And as you can go down to a little bit, and then going on down to the neck and adding a little bit more, cleaning up the brush on the blue part a little bit just where the two colors meat. So it seems like it's everything, as you can see with only two or three brushes. Brush marks, you, Dave, now integrated the blue part and the yellow part and duck started to local. Way more interesting. You know, taking some more yellow, adding a little bit more white this time. And carefully blending them together. And then going straight for that first hump. And going down this time with a lot of texture, specially on this side, just at a corner. Just that the neck and just on the side of the duck. And just going down and spreading that texture, spreading that paint around, taking a little bit more. Just to put it on to the second outline. Don't think of it as an outline. It might seem like it's contouring, but it's not actually going over the contour is just making interesting shapes. And as you go down, taking a little bit more yellow and white of course, and mixing it together. Just like that. And adding it to the hip. This ducks hips don't lie. My hips don't lie. Okay. And then to just adding get slowly, this is all very, very white, so you might add a little bit more yellow. As always, tried to keep the colors that are put underneath more intact. Just tried to keep them there because there are very important as well. So have some spaces and patches where you don't put a lot of color. You can also add some yellow, a incase, you went a little bit too white on the fetters. Forgot about how they're called. They're called fetters, okay. And going up on top of the head, as you can see, it stands out quite a bit from the background. Since the background this still darker. And of course, just adding a little bit more over the yellow and going down. As you go down, it should be a little bit less of an intense color. Just add a little bit of red into it, make it orange. That a little bit of that orange to the Paul. Is it called the Paul or the leg? The leg of the duck. Now you can see how beautiful that orange starts to look like putting, putting light, put some light on the finger. Well, that's how it's called. I don't know exactly, but it's a finger so you put it on the finger and then take a little bit more red if you wanted to make it a little bit more orange as well. And just add it onto the finger and then onto the skin in between the fingers. Very, very odd. Okay. And then thinking a little bit of yellow as well, mixing it in the orange and put and get on top of the beak for the beak, first with the front side. And then as you go up, you go on and leave a little bit of a shadow. As you can see, it's almost a line, but it still follows a little bit of a curve. It comes in a fine point instead of being just a straight line. And at the top of the beak, you can put some yellow. And the orange makes a little bit more yellow and just straight up yellow and put it on. And it will blend a little bit with the actual orange. If your duck doesn't have that small little point on the beak at the top where it meets the, the head. You can put it to a darker orange. It's the small dot or even what, a brown. Ok, taking a little bit of blue and mixing it with some red. And under the beak, you can start to put a little bit of a shadow. With that shadow. You can now take, with that shadow color, you can now take the one more color, mixing it with the yellow and the blue, and putting it just over there, making this beautiful green. That will contrast a little bit more with the orange of the beak. Taking some more blue and adding it over this green to integrate the two together just next to DI. And also as we go down onto the fetters, in between the yellow and the blue fetters, k. I know it's still blue. But it will look dumb async test over here and adding some more over the shadow as well because this is the shadow part, so it must have a little bit of blue as well. Wonderful. Cleaning up the brush. And there you go for this step as well. 14. Duck grass and body: Okay, now that everything has dried, you can start to put some small, little beautiful water into the white and put in chest a little bit of yellow. If you don't have it, you can put it. And this is almost white, but it's still not a 100% white, it might seem. But you'll have to put a little bit of yellow in there and just going in for that small hump on the side and then the hip of the duck just going down and closing the gap a little bit. And as you go to middle of the body of the duck, you should put more distance in between the brush strokes so that it seems like the, the duck, the fetters just become a little bit more yellow. As you can see, putting in some more yellow color on to the white. And you can put it on the duck, just on the white. If you've put too much white on the dock. Wonderful. Well, not a 100% white. It's still has some yellow. Okay, going in with the feathers. Now, focusing on the edge where the blue and the white and the yellow meat K going at the top. This ensures that has, it has a lot more color because putting another layer of yellow, this intense yellow, will make the duck even more bright and wonderful. And going in with some more white mixed yellow and accentuating some more fetters onto the duck. Not all, not all fetters that are almost a 100% white are at the side. They can be on the yellow part as well. Then going down and at top of the head desk making beautiful hair style for the duck going down. Then of course, you can also add some small little bits of white, just where the two meet, blue and the yellow. And then going in with some more intense yellow, going a little bit into the blue, just to make it seem like the form just turns around. And for the bottom of the duck, you can put some yellow as well. Just a few brushes. Don't put a lot of color. Just tiny bit helps and goes a long way. Working on the neck, as you can see, just making that transition between the white, just adding the yellow too. A little bit more smooth. Nice. And now going with the white on top of the yellow dust, once again, adding it. Also being careful not to cover all the layers previously made and cleaning up the brush. And of course you can make some purple. Now, you might think, one are we going to do with that purple? Make it a little bit more light by adding some blue and some white. Just a tiny bit of White from there. Adding it over here, mixing it together. And you've made a purple with this purple, you can start to add a little bit more purple onto the blue side and going a little bit onto the yellow part as well. This will make this purple. We'll integrate everything and contrast very well with the yellow as well. Going and mixing some orange, this time making it a tiny bit more light and putting it just from the hips down. Just imagine a line. Linda. Don't actually do it. Just imagine it and just going down and following that curve that make those edges follow the contour. Just like that. And with this, you can take some more yellow and put it into that one row, full orange. And you can highlight once again, the small little legs up the duck to ducky dock. Some more. Putting onto the fingers this time. And just as a line and small edge to that line and it blurs a little bit as it goes into further away in between the fingers. Very easy to do. And taking some blue and some yellow and making some green this time. And a little bit of red to make it more dark, very dark shadow color for the grass. And as promised, let's correct those wonderful legs. Just making them a little bit more small, smaller, move it a bit more small, doesn't sound that good, but it's okay. And going and correcting that outer pop. And for the side, the shadow the SAT or the shadow part. The shadow on the grass is on the right side. You can start to make those same brush marks that you made for the grass on top and on the hip. You can accentuate. Here in there at the edge just with this black, with, it's not actually a black, it's a very dark green with some blue and some purple. You can accentuate the curvature. You can accentuate the outline. This is negative painting, and also it creates more contrast between the background and the duck. It just looks at a 100 times better with those small brush marks. So very dark color. And now combining that would a little bit more yellow and making very nice green. And don't cover all the black. Just add it as you go along. And then of course, adding more yellow and making some more wonderful green to add even more in between the black and transitioning that to the rest of the background. And a little bit of grass goes right by the legs, just making that up wonderful and light. And more interesting with some textures and some brush marks. Thinking one more dab of yellow and some white. You can start to put another layer right next to the dock at above the middle of the canvas. As you can see, and going down. You can still see the dark green in-between those brush marks. It still creates that affects, but now it's more integrated into the fainting and going in. You can do the same with some light color as well. We can play around with the edges. Now, you've put a lot of dark. You can put some, you can see. We've put some wonderful light green just next to the first hump on the left side. And going and adding some more. You can correct a little bit of the neck if you'd have some small issues with it. And of course, the ambulance, as in all the courses, We have an ambulance. No matter if it's day or night, an ambulance is in the course. Wonderful. Now with some yellow and some white, you can make that wonderful layer of yellow light on the grass. Just adding some more yellow and brightening up the orange parts that are on the canvas. Just small little details, making them tiny bit brighter with another layer of paint, just yellow and a little bit of white goes a long way. And right by the beak and just going down below it. And blending those, those tiny little wonderful beak sides. Okay? And of course, we've eaten a little bit too much of the beak, so creating some more orange this time, it's a little bit more colorful. And putting it on to the side to recreate the beak that was lost. Taking some yellow and continuing with the grass. As you can see, small little problems like this can be easily replaced if you know exactly what to do and it's very easy to know what to do if you take and simplify everything. Going further. And adding some more layers on the grass with some yellow, cleaning up the brush, taking some more paint and very fast adding some yellow, they exert more green since we have it made. And adding some more yellow onto this side. Just so it can play a little bit of the green and blending it a little bit more as you can see on the left side. It's much better now. And there you go with this step. 15. Duck details : Okay, now creating some white with some blue and putting it at the top of the canvas, just above the yellow part. And combining it down with the yellow part to create this interesting effect that this guy reflects on the grass in the distance. It just creates a lot more depth into the painting. Just like that. Taking some more white. It has a little bit of yellow in the white at with the blue. So it's not straight up. White and blue. It's has a grin, greenish tint to it. And just continuing your weight down. This is not using a lot of color. It's just it has some water into it. And as the brush gets less and less color, you can just go further into the yellow Park and press harder on to the yellow part. Okay. Going on the left side, you can start to see just a tiny bit of this loop just goes along way. You can also add it to the sides, is making some more green and adding it to the side onto the part. This screen is a little bit more. It has a little bit of white, so it's way more intense. And of course, after that, you can create some wonderful green. This time with a lot more yellow and added right next to the dock. The left part just on the light part where the light hits right next to duck in-between the legs as well. And onto the right Bart, just above the shadow, you can blend this yellow, just a tiny bit of this green in to the shadow to make it feel like it's more integrated. And just going down, taking this time more yellow and some more green and adding it still on to this side of the duck of the left part. The grass. It's going down and covering the corner as well. You can also put it a little bit onto the duck if you want, just to create this green. It's a tiny bit on the dock. Their reflections of the grass can start to see just small, little left over details. Like for instance, the beak just putting a little bit of white and then taking some water, cleaning the brush first, taking some water and then blending it and adding some yellow as well as a wonderful line of this water. We yellow onto the top side with some white on the corner of the flat brush, you can add a highlight. For D. I start to see just that tiny bit of O highlight makes that I just stand out so much more. And there you go for this step as well. 16. Duck last details. Thank you : And here we go for the last layer, you can start to see that the duck is finished if you feel like needs a little bit of details here and there, just tiny small things that you missed. For instance, making the grass around the top, the head of the dock just a tiny bit more vibrant with yellow and white. Just more intense with some straight yellow. Just putting it on. This will make the head stand out even more. And looking back at it, you can just see that it was so easy to create this duck. I hope you had a lot of fun with this course. And of course, if you have any questions about the interesting duck, or you just want to share the photo of your wonderful dock. This post that on the review page. And but all of that being said, of course, don't forget to leave a review and see you in the next course. Thank you so much for being part of this community. Bye-bye.