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Learn watercolor: how to paint a realistic dog step by step

teacher avatar Yana Shvets, Professional watercolor artist

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Lessons in This Class

14 Lessons (2h 37m)
    • 1. Get ready: prepare your space

    • 2. First sketch: basic outlines

    • 3. First layer: light and transparent

    • 4. Basic coloring: let's play!

    • 5. Work on shading

    • 6. Face: left eye

    • 7. Face: right eye

    • 8. Face: nose

    • 9. Face: nose

    • 10. Face: ears

    • 11. Painting the body

    • 12. Working on small details

    • 13. Finalizing

    • 14. Last touch: background

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About This Class

Do you think watercolor is challenging or difficult to control? Always wanted to try but never started? This is the right moment!

I slowly explain every single step I do from a light sketch to a realistic portrait of a dog :) 
You will see the technique and be able to replicate my moves as important part of learning - is just following the procces ;) You'll learn about shading and color building, how to create realistic eyes and show emotions on your painting.
You can always ask me any quesions you want or need help with.
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Yana Shvets

Professional watercolor artist


Hi there, my name is Yana!

I am a professional watercolor artist from Kyiv, Ukraine. And here is my art studio:

This is where I focus on developing skills, learning new techniques, working on private commissions, and creating online courses.

I am a full-time artist making a living with my watercolor art. My original paintings are now in private collections in the USA, the UK, Australia, and European countries. I received multiple awards in international art competitions. 

My original art, as well as prints, are available for sale on my official website.


In 2014 I left home and became a full-time traveler. For 6 years I have been moving around the globe staying in different countries and living t... See full profile

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1. Get ready: prepare your space: Hey, guys, I'm really happy that you joined my class today. And, um, if your path 12 hours, you will especially love it. Because today we're gonna pay. We're gonna paint this awesome. Um, happy dog. Um, and I use a photo as a reference because it's easier to show step by step what I do, and you will have no trouble to follow it. So, um usually happen from the computer screen at home, and I can watch the photo and see the whole details and the colorful. But today it will be a photo. And slowly, um, I will explain what I do. And because I'm a self taught person, I believe that practicing and painting which you see helps you to improve and find your own way to express your feelings. So, um, I believe that in the end of this cost, everybody will get really nice painting off this talk, and it will be very special And show your personal vision. I have been painting so since seven years old and tried so many things before, find my own style. So just keep going and keep making scribbles. It's actually a way to find your own style without the influence of formal education. So today I will start from the preparation. So what we need, um we need obviously what color And some artists used the tube. They prefer the too. But I like it to have a drive. And then, um, you can mix colors here is very comfortable space. Um, also, you can use a piece of paper, and I prefer to mix my watercolor exactly on the paper. What? I'm painting. Um, you will need ah, really soft pencil. So it's to be because when you will do this catch, um, you will You will need to raise that if the line will be too hard. Um, well, then it will stay in your picture, and it will not look really nice. Um, I have my water ready, and I have the whole bunch of brushes, but then you don't really need all those. So usually I work like with three different types. Like, for example, I think I will use this one, um, a little thicker. Um, really small one for details. And I will go with a big want to do the background. So this is like the base. You will need, but probably you will come up with some details and you will need other shapes. Like, for example, this. But we will see how it goes. Um, and also, I have correction pen, and we will use it once. We will work on light details. Such is, like shine in the eyes or metal shine in the court. Um, well, this is pretty much it. Oh, wait. Also, we have a tissue or paper. Tello. So we will need it, um, To dry up the paper and take away the water. Um, so make sure you always have it in your hand, and yet now we're ready to start. 2. First sketch: basic outlines: So it starts with this cage. Most artists prefer to, um, start sketching from the hand. So they do. Um, circle, um And then they add all the details of the case with the circle. What? I prefer to do it. I usually start with the eyes because, Well, because I like I smoked most of all. So this is the part I usually work like for hours and dollars. So that is why I started my sketch from from the ice as well. Um, I definitely see the benefit of doing your face shape in the first place, because then you can place your, um, your face on the piece of paper correctly, because then it will not be too low or too high, or it will be exactly where you need. Because, for example, if you do it in the middle, it's not right. Um, you kind of place your when you do the painting. You have to, um, place you're object anywhere, but not in the middle. So it can be here, here, or here. So in for us, it's our right side. Um, yeah. So I know that for some artists, it's quite a problem to do a sketch because they spend like hours and dollars making it perfect. Um, because sketches something where we started from, right? If it's if it's not good, then probably the whole picture will do not get. But then I believe that sketch is just the the outline of the A big trip. And actually, when you will start working with your water call, you will you will see that, uh, you can change everything and ed in the colors. Um, you will see the mistakes you've done when you were doing sketch. So, for example, um, when you add colors, you will see that. Okay, this is too big. So because the black color is finishing there and here, here is the place where the blue color starts. The blue tone starts over. Here is exactly this, like, one millimeter off, um, brown color. Um, and you actually did your sketch wrong, but it's okay. Like you have to, um you don't have to start sound about your sketch, because it's just the, um the general shape off the dog. They're painting right now. Um, what is important is when you're working with your sketch, try not to push your pencil to heart because, uh, then it's very difficult to erase, uh, lines. And that could be a problem, because otherwise you will have to You will see your pencil on your watercolor gets what it always transparent. Um, and this is something you don't want to have. So now, um, I will raise small details which we don't need Here. Try to be very soft and gentle with your painting. Kiss Paper is where we soft and you can damage it very easily, even when you raising your lines. So, as I said, do not do not worry about your sketch being not the same as a photo because it is just the beginning. And just like a couple of clients, um, they could easy. Um, you can even add something you want to like. For example, you can change your color here, um, or at something on the bank. Out. This photo is just a reference, but in the anti can create Absolutely. Which one what? So as you see, I'm doing the sketching. They're very softly and wide, so I'm almost not touching the paper. And I hope you guys to see what is going on on the screen. If not, I will send you a photo of a sketch so you will see Clear, More clear. Sounds good. So when you're working with the proportions, why sketches? Important in terms of, um, seen all the distances and all the proportions. So, for example, when you're not sure if you draw the ice correctly what you can do, you can actually check it by yourself. And, uh, this is for like, let's call. Usually I do this. So if you measure the size of the eye with your pants or it's a great tool for this, so you measure the distance and then you count how many times you can place it clean eyes and we can see that it's do, uh We will do the same thing when our sketch okay. And I definitely see that I, with my eyes, tickles. Do you tell it? So we will fix it now. And this is exactly the example off. Why I need this catch. For what? A car to make a dog look like a dog, but not like a man. Okay, so here we go. And you I also, um, pay attention that the shape of the Rhine is kind of like a perfect drop. So you want to make sure you keep this shape because it's so it will be hard to fix it later. Then we have the outlying off. The are here, and you want to market to not forget to work with it because it's a lighter part. And, um, if you forget to sketch it, then it's There is a possibility that they believe will just put our color on top. And then it's impossible to to make it, um, life again. And when you're quite satisfied with sketch with the first catch, which one do we want? A boots from details, especially the white part off your picture. So we have, um, this light part in the eyes, which are very important, especially for me as, ah, ice lover. So I will just place it here, so I will not forget. Um oh, so we have white part on the Thanh. You wanted to market for yourself here, and I think it's fine for the sketch and we can start to use all of what a color 3. First layer: light and transparent : start over with a car. Um, what about requires a lot of border, so make sure we have your paper total someone close to you. Um, so most of the artists they started painting with, um, making the background. So they put the color, um, off their background to make sure that they have their lines here. I prefer to leave the background, um, till the end, because, well, I don't know what I will want to do him hand. Maybe I will change the background. Maybe, um, maybe I will see the mistake somewhere on. And actually, my, um, distance here would be bigger than that. It's now. But if you put a collar right now, then it will be very difficult to do. Fix it because you will have the, um, line off what color? Which will be dry. And it's quite hard to to fix it the way you want. Um, so what? I usually start with ISS. The light, um, by ground off the face of the dog. So what we want to do, we want to We want to find the lettuce part in the dark spaces here. And, um, we'll start with there. Why does parts in, uh, photo? Because you have to remember wonder important thing that what? The car. Ah, it's transparent. So whatever layer you put first, it will prop up, um, in the end. So it doesn't matter how many wears we will put on it. Always kind of see the first layer. Um, So if you will start with dark colors, um, hard to add, uh, wide tones to the dark Wonka's First of all, it will be dirty and messy secretarial. Um, you will definitely not get the effective me. So it's always always, um, the white tones on the background. And then you add darker darken doctor town. So when you just start, you don't have to think, um, about the color itself, like you can see that, um, I can adhere like a little bit of kill Oh, and white colors, which you probably don't see here yet. But then, um, it's a part of your, um, vision. Like what I see here. ISS very shiny dog. It's very happy. And, um, I know that using right, um, white colors will allow me to have a kind of like, um, happy affect me the end. So Uh, right now, I'm just using the just market for myself. They, um, faced off the dog with the first layer. And even now, as I said, I can see that. Okay. What? I'm going with this layer. Actually, I see that the distance between the I and the top of the head is smaller than in my sketch . So I almost just started painting, and I already see this. So, um, this is what I was talking about. You can always, um, fix your picture the way you need while you're working on it. They're not afraid to use lots of water. This is the beauty off watercolor, and I'm going to the body here. I won't leave the color without pained for a while, and then we'll see later. Um, how When I paint it, If you want to change the color or if we want Teoh, keep moving with this and it will change the shape. I don't know. Just follow the full. So now when you're done with your first year, um, just, uh, wait for a while Dio to give a chance to dry to the border carcass. Um, if you will start working, Um while the car is still where you might will get a totally different effects from the one you want. Um, So what I want help put today is I want to be more realistic. That is why I want to get exactly the same color. So we have here, Um, and actually, I want to work more on detailing the nose and through the town. Excuse me. Because it's a photo. So obviously you have You see that the nose is not in focus here, but then I don't want to have the same effect on my picture because it will look like the puppies Dog is boy s. So I want to have it more. Um, Riel, Um, so wait for a while, and then it will be back to the picture to start working with our eyes, nose and con 4. Basic coloring: let's play!: So now when? Um, the picture is more or less dry, I prefer to erase the lines. I don't need any more, because when you will add to the color, it will be very difficult to get rid of those pencil. Um, I know for sure. So I learned my mistake and, um, you know, I try to, um, have as less pencil on my picture is possible. Usually when enjoying Uhm, painting. I'm trying to to show colors the way they are s o what I see here. Um I see a little light, and he always Concetta what you're doing on another piece of paper. So as you see my my brushes very waas dry. So that is why the color, um off the pain was very dark. Now we have a bit more water and now we see Okay, it's almost and more water. Um, this is actually why I, like I prefer to use the piece of paper, is a political, um, it's the same paper has been working on. It's not metal, It's not plastic. So I actually can see how the color be saying, and this is what I can expect on the real picture, Because otherwise, when I do this here, um, my color can go like my pain can go on differently. And then it will be a little surprised on your actual work. So, um no. Your girl star all the eyes. I'm pretty much sure that in the end of this class you'll call this milk my dog and my eyes on my face. Oh, yeah. People get really close with this dog. So, um, but what I would recommend when you do work with the shapes as never started with the altar wine. So what I mean is that sometimes artist from like what? Like *** artists, they start with them, outline and they do the outline of whatever off the I. And then they prepare the color and, like, mix the colors over. So while they're preparing feeling it's actually already dry, the decline is already dry. So when you start to add the layer, you can see the line which willing the effects. Then you'll have to use water to erase that line, make it not so obvious, and it's hard. And then you kind of damage your paper, which is not good. So whatever the commander is if you want to show the with the decline, uh, feeling the object with the color and then you can use darker. Um, do you actually make the lying So the wind will go afterwards and then using somewhere you can, um, make it their smooth And now you do not see that rough line. So I would do the same thing with the next guy, even though this is it should be a light spark. Um, I put a little bit off blue collar here just because you could see the shine shiny life cut a flute here. So I want to prepare the first layer. And then while I will work on other parts of the face, it will dry. And, um, you will see how you could work in it and what you should add to make the same FX of trying the I. So as you noticed, when the watercolor it gets, I, um, actually death off the color change. So I mean, it's not that bright anymore, or it's not that anymore, because it's good. Try. So just, uh, people in your mind that even if you do is very white collar in the beginning, um, up there, like, five minutes. It will be more. It's a lighter. And, um yes. So, as you see, I'm going a little bit outside from the I, Um and it's not a mistake, because here on the photo, on the little I can definitely see the color here in here, and we'll probably both of us are told us. Now that dog doesn't have full power. Uh, but then it's allergic our and then you can create change and tones, how much you want and whatever you want. So, um, you have total freedom to experiment with colors, and I kind of see a blue one here, and I want to put the first layer of it. So then I will be working with the lighter colors, um, like yellow and down here on, not worry about my first first layer because I did every life. And then you don't need to dock in it. And I will I will just do very easily without getting stressed about my first blue layer. So if you noticed, um, I do not give the names do you to my pain because each pain has, uh, cover hasn't And I've never used this names. Um, actually, whatever. Whatever color you, whatever what to call you by, um, you are Eventually you'll that used it. You will learn it and explore it. And when you will pain, you will not think. Okay, I would take a CO, but or I would take china yellow someone of that. So you don't think like about the name of the cold will use it. And I don't think it's necessarily to actually bring your attention. Do the names, because the more you work with your water car somewhere, you understand the difference between this bone and lighted ground market brown and people know how they would do on the paper house work in the paper. So you didn't know they will be shown aim to, um, to create a tone. And the color you mean. So this way you clean kind of your personal relationship with your car, and it's the same with the brushes. Um, like this. I have a huge set of brushes. But then, um, this three or four on the main I usually use because I know exactly what they're doing on the paper and how they haven on the paper understated, and I'm not two cars. When something goes wrong and born out of the way, I expected it. So that is why it looks very old, but it dissect this friendship. Seen so many pictures. 5. Work on shading: So now I'm working on they shading. And I just dropped a bit too much aware on it. And I don't want it. So to this to get away with my soul, so under really? Right. Um, she do again. I do not. Um, just let because I like to mix collars exactly. Owned the paper. Um, So I put the first layer of brown here, and now I got the mix of colors with the pool, and I will do the same When I will dark in this part, I would just add a little bit a little bit off more, um, makes a, um, would brown and we'll see how it will look like for now, just easy. Step by step. I'm 18 layer by layer trying to get the color I see on the photo. So here I see orange. You might not. And if you don't, don't use it. So it's started up to you. You can you can go on with any color. You want any colleges personally? See, um, because we're not trying to make a photocopy off this picture. Um, we just want to Teoh create this dog, and, um the way we feel like we want to like. This is a happy dollar getting yeah, let's let's do it with orange. So if you get too much water, have always going user to share Sometimes I'm never illogical in my, um, move speakers. I'm getting too excited about specific part of the dog off the face that, uh, I just kept going in, going in one direction. Um, so you can follow me or you can keep working on both sides at the same time. Sometimes I can get sucked in and just, like, do this part in the whole details in the whole shading from the beginning because I'm got super excited. Yeah, but it just feel free to experiment and do whatever you want. I'm just leaving you with my brothers the way how I usually do that, because it's not a school inside a formal education where you have to do this and that. It's just how you feel. And this is exactly your your phone, personal feelings and your personal vision. And actually, I'm absolutely sure that if I would paint this dog like 10 times, I will get, um, totally different results. Every time I'm doing this So now I'm not sure about the color when you so I want to Here. So you see that I used lots of orange and it's absolutely not saying was here. But again remember that what color is based on what layers. So this hour intial layer is gonna be one of the first layers. And when I go to the shading, you will not see this super bright orange People just know it's there. So here on the photo, we can see quite right for it. And that is why I consciously didn't want to put much, uh, faint in that area. So now I'm working kind of here in the age. I'm trying to use black colors because you can get a black tone or dark tone. Same almost famous black just by mixing different colors. Um, in this case, I use just a blue and mix it with, uh, we're orange and brown that we already have on the paper. So that is why you don't really need the blood call. You always can get it by reading the letter layers. So for now, I want to make sure that my light call it is going straight here So you can actually see the line off the I because and before we will not do it now, then, when I will put bright colors, it would be hard to put, um, light on top because, uh, then the watercolor will kind of, like, run everywhere. Um, And it will make Dougherty effect on your picture. And you don't want to have this. So I want to make sure that there is a beautiful shade. No, here, because you kind of do the I um just like a flack found black circle. Because if you do should do that, I just like a black circle. Um, well, it doesn't look nation. Right, So And if you do the, um, edges, um, of the I, then this will not look like a double. I will just be very Plet. So when you want to add some podium to your I o r. Nose or whatever you're working in, you want to have your all twine in different collars and you see that? No, it's kind of free to go wherever he wants, But it's okay. No. When I started working with the Shane and I see that I actually just a little mistake in the sketch, because this part is not that wide. So now I can easy to fix it. - Usually I'm using color in this case, um, but also even use, like a purple or another tone. It doesn't really matter as owners and get, uh, one is you dark in this part? It doesn't really matter what quality used for this just has to be darker than the the one which is, um, in the background. I like this Ornish flash Ask a stable, um, at a little bit of life, Um, like Sonny Chinese color to the picture. And then be to be scared gets when the squad car will dry out. It's not going to be that Bridas. It's now so feel free to experiment. And if you feel like it's leaving to write like, for example, this one, you can always end more water. And you said with your tissue. So now, while this part is to let to work on it, um, I will slightly move Teoh over, right? I So I want to talk in the parts of the exactly the same way. Is that it? But the left part off the face? Um, no. My what? A car is a little bit. Get a little bit dry, so I actually can smoother hair and get so we'll get, like, a nice flow, as we have here. Photo. So when you're sure not sure about the lines and the colors, will they come up? You just try to, um, and a little bit of water and then move your brush Kind of spread it the way you need. Okay, I'm getting too excited. So I have to come back to over write bars, and, um, here I went on talking sports. It's sexual where the No start. So sometimes I'm jumping from one side to decide because I wanna have, like, the effect of more diem here and here, close to the nose. I kind of see this shape. And for me, it's mixed more, but they're ready with color kind of British. I don't wanna have to bride, so check. It Looks like before. Okay, it's quite night. So now we can use it here. And when you have too much, so visit too much. Now you can easily take it away while it's wet, so you can work on your watercolor and you can fix all the mistakes if it's wet, because after its gets dry, sort of hard to. It's very hard to change the lines even if you put a lot of water, because the more water you put, um, the more damage you make to your, um, paper. So my technique is more, um, dividing each walk into, um, colors on a trying to got to the tone I need by kind of building the color. Uh, yeah, I'm trying to build up the tone, but I see in the photo and for some people with might be not, um, que gel. But then this is the way how I, um I learned to get the exactly the effect I want. So I would say that this is kind of a part of my way to get my own style. And then, um my what a collar doesn't really look same as, um, normal. Usual political Or where you can see, um, the transport later, transparent layers. Um, so my mind is more deep, and it has way more, um, colors and on the background. And some people even even think that it's not what a call or something else. But it is. And I do enjoy having this effect and creating this kind of effect exactly using watercolor , but not something else. Well, but using this this style is another easy in us be drawing. You actually have to work a lot on break different, um, tones and little little small details. And like, for example, I can because a plan like Coop And now we're just working on this web side, um, trying to get exactly the same, uh, tone that I want. They see you on the photo. We're it's another day and I have another mood. Um, I could do, like, a speed doling and, um, did this painting very lies and soft and the way it has to be What? A cholera lean, um, like, kind of transparent and worry. But now I want to show you the way how I usually work with my watercolors and, um, yeah, just enjoy this. Explain it. It's all about enjoying there the way how you do it. Like you might find a Kotick. But I do love like jumping from buying part. Another part that's while working on this. Then I suddenly see Oh, wow. I have I have actually reddish color here. I might add some red and people will be like, What? What? What kind of red are you talking about? There's no red on the photo, but yeah, maybe there is no lead on the photo. But when you look at the colors, you kind of split or divide them in your in your head and then you see different. Different, um, color said or not that all this when you see the whole picture. But then when you go into details and you're like looking really, really close and for size and then you see oh, well, yeah, there is some some callers that I would not expect to have, at least on the dog's face. So when you're what a collar goes the way you I didn't expect, uh, just gotta go. I believe it will not if its on going outside like the lines of this catch you done. And if it's not ruining the you know, the whole picture in terms of, um, um, perspective or proportions, then just let it go. So this is what I actually do, like about what ago that sometimes you can just let it go. And in the end you will see this Beautiful, um, changes of tones, especially if you're working with the nature. It's beautiful. So I'm doing again. Bit of trade in here, Hopes, damage. Then I could see that I missed the part here and I can pull it up. So there is No, there is no rules that you have to do. Um, like this part of that part Step by step, you can do what you want, And then you can always come back to the part that you already was working before, and you can just come back and took it again and fix it and add something more. And, yeah, there is no no rules. How you have to follow. You're painting because sometimes when I'm working, I can see more and more details that I haven't noticed before. And then I can, um, come back and like, at something, and then be surprised that how could not see that before. So I would have make sure that the shape of the I is correct. By aiding dark. Um, Layer, I'm using the color you could use, um, purple, for example. Um but then, because you're I have has a lot of blue tones that makes us to use blue when you do the shading because it will be balanced. 6. Face: left eye: Okay, guys, let's work with the eyes. Um, I took the smallest brush, um, to be able to work in details. Um, And so now I'm very excited. It's finally I'm gonna do the through the eyes. Um, So what you want to dio We want to create a deep, dark color. And, um, most of the artist, they never do the black car, because that color is, um it's got a flat collar. So what we want to have when I have, like, a deep, nice, dark tone which we will do by mixing different colors. And in my case, I will use, um, boom, dark brown and violets, so envy. And they will get deep, dark. So actually, you can mix any color. You feel like I would recommend to use, um, like to get more saying that IHS mostly on the paper. So, for example, if we have more colors on, you can see it everywhere on the dock space. Then I would recommend to use blue is in majority of cases, because then it will It will pop up in when you can try. It will see this kind of boo shine everywhere. So how would recommend to use these going our case and let's get started. So I will start with the left eye because he removed to the right line. And you're not? Um, yeah, You're not doing your picture. Nobody, Doctor, I And you want to move towards center and you want to. You wanted to blend the start color with the using water. How would do this? I get some water on my brush, and I just blend it door. Steve, I like this part of die boil. Sometimes I get another. So then you have, like, a very vibrant, um, colors in the end, one, but a couple will dry out. Oh, and now you can see I drop a little bit off here so we can take it away with the water. This is hollow. Fix my problems. So we're documents here and going up. Remember that you have your glide spot here, and you don't want to fill it in with another colors because then it will lose its natural , um, tiny features. I'm gonna allow a little bit of blue here, so it will go. Whatever the color will flow. Whatever it wants. With whatever destination it has So even if it's not the same as in the photo, it just it has to be natural. And but a car would will do chop really good. Trust me, then they're going with darkening again. So if you feel like you can add a little bit of black just to deepen the color but it doesn't have to be your main layer. So And also you see that I kind of building up the shape off the I, which makes it really easy Have your, um, outlying done before. So when we did this, um, I brought off the dog here, Um, you kind of prepared the layers, and now I don't have to worry about colors getting mixed up. So I like to organize, and I like to have different right off colors because eyes are municipal was so right. Right. So you want to show different different tones and colors there, and I think I wanna try to use another brew, which is not sky boom. And it won't. It will give us a chance to show another to give another tune here. If you get too much water, don't forget to use your paper total and I will see that I'm going to much like I I I've added too much of color here. So what? I'm doing this. I'm using a bit of water and then just pick it up with my trouble like this. You know, I'm gonna dark in this part again. Be careful with the shape of the I because you don't wanna have your dog angry. Has to be happy and smiling, smiling with his eyes. Go here. Also important is to do you see this, um, changes off the dark blue and white blue color. So this is how we will show the death and the, um the bottom of the eye so little darkened this part. So go dark in this part here and slowly moved down showing the edge of the I You want to use darker colors here. Don't be afraid to get more paint on your brush because waited on it will dry out. And it will be not that right anymore. No, I can see that again. To add more one young. We need to dark and depart on the I. So really darkening here underneath slightly go down 7. Face: right eye: So now we're ready to move to the right guy. Um, we will do exactly the same thing we have done when the left one. So we're gonna mix the colors to get really dark tone and just filled up here. Be aware of your white spots there because you will not be able to fix it later. And we are blending the color with the water towards the center. So, working with the eyes, um, you have to be you have to be very patient toe work with the Likas. Any move that you didn't plan to make can be, um, let's say nuts that it's fine in terms of the result of if your work and in the anti will get like, um, abnormal shape of the I. So I prefer to spend way more time on building up the colors, the I and making the right shapes rather than working on the rest of the picture. Um, I don't know. How is it for other people, but for me, um, three in the important so very careful and trying to build up these stones. And we're going from that part here up to the center and you can see that the central fort ISS beat lighter, which again helps us to show, um, the volume the object. - We're gonna add a little bit of a little color in the middle kind of preparing this spot, and we will come back here later because we want to add more details when the paper will be trying. - We're darkening this part underneath the eye and we want to move down. So it's a little great, like a natural flow. You see, I'm 18 um, Twain colors, But then I hope when them and they successfully will mix with the layer I had before, So then you will have very natural flow. Don't be afraid to use water in this case. Yes. Then you can, um, control the tone like this. We using York this year so slowly we're moving down from the I to you rest on the face, and I like to come back to the parts I have been working before and add more, um, different tones that I suddenly noticed that there on the photo, and, uh, when this part is already dry, it's way easier to see what you need to add and what you need to change. That is why I can work on the same spot like several, several, several times till I get the results I need. I want to add more volume to the nose and we see that it's kind of going like this. It's round. So this is I'm going to do, except for the same thing as I see, because I'm doing when I'm painting. I'm trying Teoh, um, to do exactly what I see on the photo. So, for now, um, I think we're done with the upper part and we can move to work on the nose and con. 8. Face: nose: So now we're ready to work with the notes and what you wanna do We want Teoh. Um, get the water on this area. This is gonna be easier to mix the colors, and I will start with the very light blue. And don't worry, the water will go exactly until the point where you put some water. So it's kind of the pitch. I wanted to give this a spot. Light snow, I reduce water with with the watercolor. And already Now I will add a little bit of dark boom, so it will help us to work on darkening, um, off this part. This part later So feel free to use as much blue cover is you need also, you can go down here in this area because later on, we will also dark in this part. And as before, Um, the base color for me in this case is blue. So I will keep going with this color. I want to change again. The brush a smaller one because, um, I'm gonna work on the cheek and it has more details in Well, we're not gonna work into those right now, but then it's easier to control creche when, um, you know when it's small. So you might think that I'm adding cars bit Kotick and well, it is. But then it helps us to makes the color as a base. So now we have a nice base that we can work with when it will dry out. And I'm actually using all the types of, um, brown tones I have. So I want to prepare my, um, dark layer here, and it goes really easy and smooth because the water we have a lot of water on the paper, so you probably want to kind of fix the shape of your nails. And as I said in the beginning, I want I wanna have this knows glory the Samos here on the flotilla. Um, so I want to work on the shape and kind of show the rial shape of this knows huge nose. So what I will do? I will add more colors here, and it'll darken it. Sometimes I low did drop of water just like full down on the paper. Okay, fall down. Yeah. And then the color will go, like freely and independently on the favor. And it looks really nature or nice. So want to dark in this part, and I want to work in this part. Most of the times I worked with violet and dark brown color. So when we have water on paper, you see that the collar's going, we're smoothly. And this is the, um, the beauty of 40 carcass. You can see how it goes, and then it can get like, very beautiful shape. They want to wait for a royal when the paper will get trying. But not for too long, because we don't want it to be completely dry. We will continue working on the mills, and we will add a bit more shade and yeah, do a little bit of shading. So again, I'm using most of the times to the combination of three colors, um purple, brown and blue because we used this is kind of major colors in our what a car in this picture. So we can use it as a base all the time, and it will look very natural during the whole picture. You can add more water and see Hollande goes all right, so I don't want to get it to dirty, and I will add a little bit of black. And when we're moving, um, towards the top, Upton knows we add more water to make the color really transparent and smooth. Plus, I would like to have more water with my blue collar to kind of show the shape of this white spot. And then if it goes wrong, you always can pick up water. Okay, so now we have kind of different layers, and you'll see them, um, more clear when the paper will dry out. But I also have a back to kind of show the itch with the blue color. Oh, I see water is running here. You can pick it up. There's nothing wrong about this. And I think I want to smooth this part a little bit because it has too much. Um, all right, spots, which you're not very nature. Okay, now it looks better. Well, it looks like we're done with the notes, and we're ready to move to paint the town 9. Face: nose: okay? Yes. You probably want to change your water because you don't want a way with the dirty what are on your picture. And we're gonna go with the Thanh. So we will work with They're very light colors, Which means that yeah, you need clean water now. So we will use the same technique. We will start with the light players. But first of all, I would like to point that, uh, here. I already see the mistake in my schedule, And I can just to raise the, um, pencil, because in my picture, the tarnished cut of two white wishes which can be possible with the rial dog. But then I want to keep, um with same, Um, with the same size Is is in the photo. So, um, I raised the pencil, and I'm not gonna do the sketching again one more time, because, Well, because we can ease of the, um, work with the colors. Um, just with the wood. A car. Right now, um, I prepared a clean issue on, and we'll start. We'll start working on there first layer. So the first year, I want to have very light and lots of water, something like that and you go very smoothly. And I know that I raced the and so but I kind of see where I should go because we have, like, white spots left without any color without any feeling. So, um, I didn't feel in this part because this is exactly the place where had it kind of a mistake ? Um, it's not necessarily to do the same thing you can feeling your sketch because nobody will know that the actual size of the time it's different. But then I just want to, uh, make it as close as possible with the bottle. So now I will change again to my small brush and again get some red color and slowly move down here. So now when I have kind of bright, um, with color, I can just blend it with water. And if you look very natural, meanwhile, I will add a data, um, red color, but different tone. Um, don't forget to get more water because he turned itself is very wet part of the body. So let's keep it same way on the photo on your picture. So also down there, I can see a little bit of uh, while it and we can use it on our picture. But just use more water because right now, you see that my while it was a bit dry and it didn't want to, um, to flow as usually What a color flows so but it's very easy to fix to Emma Water. I will do the same thing with, um, the car and it'll show by 18 a bit of glue and kind of shaded. So now you can see that we have lots of purple color maken producer and instead and red color. And now we got very nice combination. Which Felix True. - So we can see that this part is there light actually closer This part is very light, so I'm trying to leave it sane, so wants to have it. I want to have it also light on my picture. But how I will do this. I can, um I can raise the color by aided water and then using my paper, my toggle paper core, which is more possible, who just dark in this part. And I wonder the same thing on the opposite side. And if you feel like you don't if you feel like you have too much of, um, purple color. You always could add a little bit of Fred, I think. - And also from I would like to work right now on this part because, um, we have a little bit off shiny yellow spots here. It's kind of the face of the doctor if acting on this part off the town, and I actually want to do the same thing, So I'm gonna add a little bit of shiny effect here. I will use just Ah, yeah, just yellow color. You can also try with the orange. Yeah, within. Try together with orange. Be careful with the water, cause if you will put too much water in this part and then we'll try to erase it. It might be difficult because you're almost done with, um, with your tongue. So yeah, you have to be very careful, like I'm showing right now that you see, I'm trying to get rid of this orange, and it's not that easy, because the line is so thing, but still, you can do this. And so, like, they were doing shading. So when you have a little bit of water, you can dio I can show the edge all the time this way, and then the color will blend. And naturally, why don in the paper? So here. I don't like this spot. Um, it's got of the shape is a bit strange. So what we couldn't do, We can just covered it like this and to leave till the moment when you feel like, OK, this is what I need. This mix neutral. You can actually also work a little bit here and then began adding more William too. But it does, which was quite good before. And now we will wait for a while till, uh, water will dry out, and then they will work on details and do more shading. Because when you do Shane in on a dry paper, um, you can actually see better the tone and the color. So I prefer to wait for a while, then just come back. Meanwhile, we can work on this part of the face. Um, and I will change my brush germ thicker one and the same thing as we usually did before. Start for the white wear. And now what? I'm using my light pained move. I'm going down and kind of making this shape for myself like another news kitsch, and you see that it's going a little bit down. Then I did it with my pencil. Um, and you go, You could start documents right now or you can wait for a while. I prefer to work with this part when it's, um, still wet. Be aware of proportions because now you see that, um, here the shape is the to round, and here it's going like this. So we want to have the same shape, and then the more water you have, the easier is to manage your paint. So feel free to get a smudge. Whether is you want in this part, I don't want to make this too dark like I don't want to have a black Azzam the photo, so I will use as the main layer. Um, I will use a ground color here, so it will be actually kind of harmonized with the whole color of the dog. Sometimes I prefer to leave a little tiny white line here. Um, I can show you closer. You can see that there's a really thing. What? White wine. I have it because later on, I probably feeling in with darker color, kind of doing a little bit of shading. So this town off the dog will be, um, we'll look more nature and kind of like, uh, get more William and going out from the mouth. It's kind of ah safety zone for me. So I couldn't play around with this later. Just really would like this and let it dry. I'm dipping in the color here and now we can just wait till this part will get dry, and then we can move on. 10. Face: ears: So I stood up, and now I can see the whole picture. Um, on Gueye can see small things I want to change in future. Um, exactly. I'm talking about the neck, but then we will be back to this birth later. Right now, I want to work on the year. Um, And what? We want to do it this again too. Well, now we know that our year couldn't start from here, So we will just mark this point. I'm gonna sit down again to be able to work. We have lots of dark spots. Um, in the year. So the only place I would Teoh lighting up is this part and this part because it has kind of orange, yellow shining if it makes sense route. So I'm gonna add this collars here. So when it comes to, um, parts of the dog, um, like knack or here or the rest of the body, I prefer not to be that focus on details. So what I want to do, I want just to use as much water as possible here and just makes the colors and allow your paint to go whatever it wants. You can always fix it if it goes in the wrong direction. So here we don't want to. We don't need to work on details and just, uh, work with wet paper. So here's the tricky moment when your ear touches. They had You want to be very careful, Um, because we were working on this health for a one time, and we don't want to just, um you know, in the whole picture by making a mistake in this part. So we want to get our dark color, which I are used brown and violet in a little bit of black. And we go up and you don't want to have, like, a straight line because of the look of it, not natural. So you want to do, like, this kind of moves shortened sharp, so it will look like kind of, ah, hair of the dog. And you want to have your brush dry without extra water on it, so you will be able to control the fate. It is strange, But now, in this moment, I will add, actually a light colors and why I want to do it afterwards, but not before, because it will mix with, um my black tone. And when it don't mix, they, um the colors will change and I will get an effect off, like her smooth transition. So now I will add a little bit of water and landed like this. And if you feel like it's not very nice, raise it. - Now I'm gonna shave the kind of in a part of this year and the animal use this short moves my going along with the ear a mixing purple. What is brown? And you can see that in the edge of the year. It's, uh, more dark area, so I will darken it up. So when little get tried, we can work on a little bit of details. I know I said that we will not, uh, paint the whole like we will not do their detailed. But then I wanna add a little bit of, like hair going there. So it's just a very little things. I will do it a bit later. Meanwhile, old colors. I use a very light and they have lots of water because probably I just want to keep more attention from the face. That is why I don't Yeah, I don't I don't pain too many details on the other parts of the body, which probably strange, but yeah, things is what I like. And now we probably could move with next. So here, if you stand up, you can see from the top that obviously this part is a little bit Sener. Then I did it on my sketch. So now you can easily fix it. I want to have a bright spot here. That is why I add you able, and it will harmonize with the light spots we have on top of the head and actually get a bit of here. So, you see, sometimes I just jump from one part to another. If I see something I really wanna add and change, and I want to do it now without, like, waiting because I'm working on this parts. It doesn't matter just for for your desire. So I use my, um, paper almost like a bullet because I mix the colors exactly on the paper. For me, it's more comfortable. I'm good. I got used to it. But if you want to use the pill, it um it's totally up to you. I've got so much water here. So have Teoh take it away for now. We can leave it till it gets dry, and then we could continue with the other parts of the body. 11. Painting the body: Okay, let's work on the rest of the body. Um, I want to, um I want to tell you that because we changed a little bit over sketch. Um, right now, we have a lot of white area here, so we cannot continue. Like putting colors. Um, exactly the same way we planned to, but it's absolutely fine. So you can You don't have to be scared of. Uhm, uhm, mistakes you've done is one is you. Um, a swan is You find it out and just, like, check it and fix it. It's fine. So right now we're not gonna fall over plans, And I will do the color, Um, a place I will put the background the main color, which is because, um just to show us where it will be and we will working, detaining it a little bit later. Um, you don't have to make it perfect right now. Just, like do a bit off kind of sketching, but with your watercolor. So you can irritate your picture. And, um yeah, put colors. The way is comfortable for you. Right now I'm standing, and for me, it's more easier to see the perspective. And where exactly I have to place the colors so it will go here. And also we will have a metal part somewhere around here. I don't know what a painted. Now I will just leave this spot open and I will continue with light spots. It's not that light going to fix it. So we'll continue with the cutoffs catching the rest of the court, and it's gonna go somewhere here, can down there. So now we could see that we have a lot of white area open and, um, just let's work with this. So what? I will do first little sandals. And then, um, I will take my thicker brush to do what you already know. Now, what do you usually do is using the words main color. Right now, I got a little bit darker brown because, um, this part of the body is blurry cause it's not in focus, so we don't want to have it too bright. We'll do more shade in there and definitely will not be focused on details. Actually, the fact that we have kind of a mistake here allows us to do this right spots which are here, and this is it was right. So I am changing my brush to smaller size, and I will just go this way. My charge. I'm gonna mix this blade orange with a round collar so it will not the so bright as you see , Even though we're not detail in this part, I'm still working in this kind of short, short way short moves like cutting. Yes. When you use your, um, paper trouble like this, you can actually get a very nice effect off the hair of the dog. Plus, you can do the same thing when you work with the nature so you can do leaves, um, and like, shiny spots on the tree the same way, and it's actually quite hard to get it when you trying to do the purpose. But when you use, um, tissue goes reading natural and nice. So I'm darkening the part underneath the core. - And so I'm trying to move down from dark. Burke, like the way how bodies like down from from the court to the bottom. I'm gonna add a little bit of Percle because we had it here. So I want to balance. And when the paper is white, wet, wet enough, usually to control it. The pain will go very naturally. So also, um, looking at this part of the photo, I can see kind of bug Broden orange parts, so I will just create them. Reporter on the picture. We have a read on the photo, so trying to be realistic go. So when you have what's a water? You can draw the line as I did just now and then Kind of moving your brush like this. You slept the color up and the direction you need. But then in the end, you get, um, very smooth. Um, transition? Yes. While the paper is split, I'm ed in a little bit of hair effect. It's good time for this. What I can do the age I can more. I can show the age of the year, uh, on the line in it. And then it will go down to the feet using brown and purple. Do do some shading. As you see, you don't really care in my shelf. Um, details here. I'm just kind of mixing colors, you know, Call it a way. Trying to get them darker. And that's it. Yes. So here. You see that? Um, I didn't use this part of the sketch. And it looks like, um, my mistake. But it's not because, as I said, we will just corroborate, um, whether it will finish the picture. Just done. Add another layer of, um um, the background and it will look nice. So I'm lending the cars here, and the transition is smooth. And now you work with the rest of the body. So yeah, I will change the brush to a speaker. One slowly we're moving to the end will be the class and working with our dog. I'm doing very light that teen moves here. Almost you almost even not touching the favour. Wait. Just drop the border with the pain. So the way it goes, it's fine. I don't want to be concentrated and fall close down. This part of the party and I wanna drag attention is from people this part gone, gone, gone way. The only thing you probably want to do is do it a little bit darker. And then the rest of the dog's body This is kind of the fastest part picture. Or now probably the background will be the 1st 1 And you know what we forgot about the second year because we have least I have a little bit of paper left. So I can just and a second here, here, and I will let a dry and work on it a bit later. Okay? Yes. So now we're almost in the end. And, um, the only thing we have to do is to wait. Still, the picture will be completely dry on. Then we can use our feign brush, or even like like this one super pain. Um, and it's, like zero, um, and we will do the details. 12. Working on small details: Okay, So now when Aware paper is try, uh we can start working on details. And I would like to start with the eye. So we will take some color and you want to have to have a paint very dry. So but almost a fuse, Whether here, Because I want to get, um, really same details here and just start using it and put it all the spots. You think? Yeah. He can't dispose. You want to have it? That's it. I would I use different tones. So I'm changing the color. You might want to continue with the one you already have. It's totally up to you. So this way we're kind of reading more wife Teoh A dog. I'm doing really short. Sharp moves a long day and do a whole hair grows on the golf gone. If your brush gets to dry, you might want to add water. But then, um, was trouble to reduce it. So when I work in details, I always have ah, very dry brush. So in this way, it allows us to do's. There were very small details because if you would have a lot of water that will just the pain will just call everywhere on on the paper. - And again, you can even stand up and Teoh. See, um, the details, like if if you have the right proportions, maybe you want to change, um, shape of the face and you still can do this. So I'm kind of making the face of the dog more hairy. And the dry brush you have, um the more realistic you can go. I would have the same thing with rights. Right? Gone, Teoh. - So one more time. Don't be afraid, Teoh. Use really dark color for now because one of those I out it will fade and not look that right anymore. So it's absolutely find when you work with detailing. I also want to add a little bit more from shiny colored here, and it might look not very natural. But then you use water and there was too much. So we reduce it and then you just like, go with your tissue and take it away. So the bright color still there, But it's not. So, um so all this anymore. And as I said for now, we can go with the small hair here In the years you can use what color as well. Yes, Sometimes I don't. I don't wash my brush completely in the water. And for example, you have some color left. Um, I don't wish it hours completely continue. Um, getting more, for example, Brown color like now. And because I had a blood black before the kind of mixed together. And we can get really nice deep. Call it in the end like you can see what I'm doing now. So now my brush is very drying absorbed old the pain so I cannot actually do anything anymore. So this is the tiling. You wash it brush and got your college. So I don't like the way how it looks right now here because it's too many spots. So I just did it. And I still have a chance to fix it by adding a little bit of water so you can add water and leave it like this, or you could use a double and just take it away, as we do all the time. Um, I also want to work on a little bit off more shading in this part. And also you can see the rial shade which is falling here from the core. So we will show it's on our picture too. Don't make the line to all this, so I use a little bit more water, okay? And now I would like to work on the tongue and get more details for the time people need different types of read something court. So now I will go with this one. Do you remember how, um, whole bright and deep was color here when it just started painting? And now it's almost faded and we don't have it anymore. So this is what I mean when I say, don't be afraid to use as much collars you want using the end to be slightly different. So I still kind of wanna mix it with my violet, Uh, because I don't like heaven playing colors because playing colors from me look very flat. I'm trying to mix them. We got a call us. And if you remember, um, when I said I prefer to leave white line without covering it. So now you'll see why do this? Cause now when I'm blending, it went in the color. It looks, um, quite natural. And still this part which was white now it's transparent, and we still can see this white part. Um, and it kind of like this effect. Yes, I'm going to use him very dry brushing this case. But still, I'm trying to control the amount of water I'm using. So even go to ta honest way have to, um, keeping them on so much where we used but thought but not get like, a very dry flying here. So while working on detail in the town, we probably want Teoh. Um, check the shape of the tongue. So here we can see that there is no kind of age. Um and we want to make it more clear for the I. So I will take a little bit off orange as we had this shiny light over there. And another thing that I want to do is I want to fix the shape by aiding actually a dark color over there because we have our face. Yeah, not over phase stocks faced with. Anyway, we have it over here, so we want Teoh to create a shape by not adding, um, red color. But I didn't the dark color off the dog's face. And now you can kind of adjusted the way you want and make it the shape you want to see. I do it because you can. It's the place where visually the Thanh meets the body. So I don't want to do it with the red color because it will be not natural. You will see, like street red line. Um but, uh, I will do it, you know, with very white tone. Yeah. Super light read tone over here. Okay, so we're not making, like, a very obvious line, but still, there was a little edge I might want. Teoh blend this bright color over here, and I want to do the same thing here. So you probably might not be satisfied with your violet color over here, So if you don't like it, um, you can add a little bit of water and kind of, um, fade it. So now we have more light color over here. Now. It's not that while it anymore. If you want, you can add bid bit of red or pink. I might leave it the way it is right now. Um, probably what I want to do. I want to make more kind of, uh, smooth. Um change of tunes from the Thanh to the chin or here and when it will dry out, it will be Not that, um I catchy. Cool. So now we can move on to detail in the color. And here you can let your imagination to where you want because, yeah, it doesn't really matter. Um, what tone or shaped will be the collar kiss? Well, as for me, it's not the main not the most important part off the picture. So I could do I even can leave it without actually detail in it. So I might just kind of playing around for this and, um, believe it without specific details, Just like I add a little bit of volume by Edina collar. But this is pretty much it. And because the paper is already dry, you can actually see kind of, um effect. You will get in the end because you don't have much water. So you almost see the final result so you can play around with this and you can add a little bit of purple and then and then landed, so usually look like you have, like, you shaded I'm hidden Very light black color. Um to create envision shade. This is kind of very fast. Way to do it. I'm barely touching the paper. And I think this is why the result is quite, um, looks quite natural. Perhaps too much water don't get away and we're on. So this is the rial physical object and has a shape. That is why what I want to do. I want to go from the cooler and getting rid of this blue line which had just it. But it's very simple and easy when you have it still wet. And you can just do this moves in the same way where the hair is growing, same direction. And then you will not have this, um, off this line. But then the shape of your color will be normal. I'm gonna do the same thing here without ending, um, whoever just, uh, a little bit of more water. And at, um um Round Coward. I will work a little bit on hair here because it's the hair is growing on top off the color . So you want to show it? Um, you want to pain that the hair after you've done with the collar? Until look, Brooke, somebody like that. And then I will add a little bit of, um, shades using brown and violet mix. I actually makes it just on my brush. I even didn't use their, um, my paper, because I know my what a car. So well, that I I know what to expect from mixing different colors, and I couldn't do it exactly on oh, on the picture. So this part on the photo is quite dark. Um, you can do it just with the black color and, you know, to make it faster if you want finish. I wanna have, like, different right of colors. So amusing makes off brown while it and eventually it will add a little bit of who? Okay and well, Now, um, it's the time to take a little break and just, um, come back to your picture, um, located one more time, and then you will see small things and details. You probably wouldn't change or something you didn't notice before. And you want to have something so you it's a good It's a good thing to take a break. So let's do it right now. 13. Finalizing: So right now it's time to finalize or picturing. And, um, I prefer to stand up and, um, look at the picture for him, like, different and go and compared with the photo. And there is a really nice deep. Um well, it works for me. Very well. I take a photo off my picture, and then when I do this, I actually can see Oh, um, mistakes and done. So when I look at the photo, um, on the screen, then I can see that. Okay, this part is quite light, and it distracts our attention when we look at the picture. So I right when I get rid of this white spot, But when I was working on this with what color? I didn't really see this, um, really like spot and the same here. Like it's a piece of white paper. Um, which doesn't have to be like that, because it's Well, this is a Tom. So we have to add more pinkish color. Um, plus, I don't really like this right spot here, and I think we can make it a little bit less intense, so I'm gonna do the changes. Um, you can take a photo off your picture and try to look at it from another angle and see what mistakes you have done. And when they couldn't do about that. So I'm gonna go with, um, this part. I don't wanna have it so bright, because when you look at that out of photo, it's like just drinking all your attention to this part. I was here all colored with it's kind of nature car that we used before. It's a light brown, and then by using it, we actually can add more shape to the town. So now the Thanh is more. You can see the shape of the time more clear. - Um , yeah. As I said before, we will a little bit of reddish color here. Well, you can also use the same, um, light orange or light, um, brown cower the way we used here, so it will kind of harmonize, but the rest of the big trip. Yes, I will go with both. Okay. Um, also, if you remember, I was talking about the this correction pen, and usually I didn't use it. But sometimes when we have, like, a bright spots on the photo, um and you want to show it on the picture. Um, we we confuse it as really bright white collar. But first of all, I would recommend you to try it out before how it looks like and how if you can control the ban, because what I would do, I would probably use this liquid and then just take my brush and, um yeah, and get it first on my brush and then on the picture kiss, You finished your work. And you don't really What are Yeah, damage it in the very, very And so we have a little bit of white over there. You'll add like a shiny afflict. You can also do it here in the eye. Okay, it tries out in the past, so you might want to do this really quickly. And you have to know what you gonna do and where you wanna put this wide color. One more thing when you do that, do not use your good quality brush because this liquid is not good for your fresh. So you might, when I buy, like, really cheap one, and just for just for this case, 14. Last touch: background: Okay. And now there is the last part. Um, it's the background. And usually I leave it as the last one because you have seen that I was changing the shape of the face and the body of the dog. So if you put the background first, you kind off. Um, yeah, you don't have a chance to adjust it later, because then you will see the edge off the weather collar. The wine were tried out. Um, that is why for me, I found it more useful to do the background, Um, in the last place, so you might want to take a bigger brush, and, um, it's very dry. Just spend a couple of minutes. Well, yeah. One minute until it gets really soft. Um, and then you will be ready to start. So first, you religious add lots of water to make the paper. Really? Uh, let try not to touch the, uh, dog's face because you want to keep your what? The caller safe. Okay. So, um, s for me, I would probably go with, um, Purple blue. Like I don't wanna have this color on the background cause it will much too much with the face color, and I want to have a bit different. So we'll see. Um, feel free to improvise. Or maybe to the same the same colors you see on the photo when it comes to background. I really tried Teoh change things and adjusted Teoh my watercolor, but not what is actually on the photo because we have been using lots of blue. And, um, I want to have a kind of balance with, uh, with those collars on my picture. So this is the funniest part because you just lead the watercolor go. There were Iwas. You can even add a little bit off dark color here. So you will not see where the dog is common from, Like what's here? Okay, if you feel like you add too much water or too much, um, paint, use your trouble like, for example, here are the like, is getting too grey. And I wanna have, like, a nice, sunny mood on my picture. So I'm gonna change it. Yes, I'm still going with my think ish, uh, color here on top, but I have a feeling that probably I will just, um Yeah, I think I will finish with with bright, shiny Chinese yellow color. Yes, it is. Gone. Gone. So this is totally up to you. Oh, yeah. And this part we were talking about, Um, so we can color it with a little water and paint. So now we don't have this problem anymore. You can actually move the paper and see how it goes. Maybe you will like the flow. If you don't, you can just fix it. Yeah, I think I like it like that. Cool. So Well, we're down for today. Don't forget to sign your picture. Kiss. The picture is finished just after you sign it. So wait till it gets try and with your sign. And I'm very glad that you joined my class And I hope I will see you later. 03 is gone. 03