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Watercolor Candy Apples for Halloween

Daniela Mellen, Artist & Author

Watercolor Candy Apples for Halloween

Daniela Mellen, Artist & Author

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25 Lessons (1h 10m)
    • 1. Watercolor Candy Apples Class Intro

    • 2. 2 Class Supplies

    • 3. 3 Using the Templates

    • 4. 4 Apple #1: Red Candy Apple

    • 5. 5 Apple #1: Layer 2 The Stem

    • 6. 6 Apple #1: Painting the Apple

    • 7. 7 Apple #1: Final Details

    • 8. 8 Apple #2 Poison Apple Layer 1

    • 9. 9 Apple #2 Painting the Stem

    • 10. 10 Apple #2 Painting the Apple

    • 11. 11 Apple 3 Caramel Apple

    • 12. 12 Apple #3 Painting the Caramel

    • 13. 13 Apple #3 Painting the Stem & Shadow

    • 14. 14 Apple #4 Jack O'Apple Layer 1

    • 15. 15 Apple #4 Painting the Stem

    • 16. 16 Apple #4 Painting Layer 2

    • 17. 17 Apple #4 Painting the Face

    • 18. 18 Apple #5 Bloody Apple

    • 19. 19 Apple #5 Painting the Bloody Drips

    • 20. 20 Apple #5 Painting the Leaves

    • 21. Bonus Class: Lesson 1

    • 22. 22 Bonus Class Part 2

    • 23. 23 Bonus Class Layer 3

    • 24. 24 Bonus Class Shadows

    • 25. Class Wrap Up

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About This Class

Learn to paint 5 gourmet candy apples in watercolor using simple techniques and supplies, focusing on using color to achieve festive and fun images. We will work on achieving highlights and creating candy apple shapes. We will practice wet-on-wet technique and wet-on-dry technique.

This class includes a downloadable Supply List and a downloadable Candy Apple Template for making sketches, as well as a page from my sketchbook on candy apple ideas. We will be painting the following candy apples in class:

  • Red Candy Apple
  • Poison Apple
  • Caramel Apple
  • Jack O'Apple
  • Bloody Apple

Beginners and practiced watercolorists will enjoy the class, as lessons vary from the simple and most basic to variations on an intermediate skill.

There's also a BONUS CLASS for a ghost candy apple.

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Daniela Mellen

Artist & Author


I'm an artist and author living in coastal Florida and surrounded by plants, animals, marine life, and the warm sun - all things that inspire me.

I am drawn to creating things and love to get lost in projects. Each day is a opportunity to learn something new, build on existing skills, and branch out to new ones. I was formally trained as a educator which is my passion and incorporating art into teaching makes my life complete.

I upload art classes every Friday, here on Skillshare. You'll see handmade books, memory keeping, watercolor, acrylic paint, unique art supplies, and photography composition. Thanks for joining me and I look forward to seeing your work.

Check out my blog for additional info on my website danielamellen.com

You can contact me at [email protected] See full profile

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1. Watercolor Candy Apples Class Intro: Hello. I'm Daniella Melon and author and artist here on skill share. Welcome to my class on creating five watercolor candy apples inspired by Halloween, each of the five illustrations are broken down into standalone classes, with each approximately 3 to 4 chapters long. You can choose to make one image or all five and take your pick. We'll start with a brilliant red candy apple, followed by a spooky poison apple, complete with spiders. Then we'll create a traditional caramel apple with a festive which had topper. We'll follow this with a Jack o lantern inspired Apple and lastly, well, paint a creepy bloody apple reminiscent of vampires. I've included a page for my sketchbook as a reference tool as well as templates, which you can download to help you sketch out your apples. I've also included some variations on the apples, just little ways that you can personalize them and have fun with the images. And if you dare, there's even a bonus class for a silly ghost apple. Just for fun. For your class project, create your very own candy apple. Take a photo of your work and posted in the project section. Be sure to follow me here on skill share to get notified of future classes. And please consider leaving your review. Thanks for watching. 2. 2 Class Supplies: the class supplies for our watercolor candy Apple class are kind of fun and very simple. For watercolors. We'll need our water color pigments and in the class supply download. I've included the exact names of the pigments I used, but anything in that family will work. You'll need brushes here. I'm only using a six and a number one for these projects. A pencil and eraser, my jug of water. I have two pages of templates, which you can find in the project section to download, and they include all of the candy apples that will be doing in class today. And then I have some paper cut into five by sevens, and this is £140 watercolor paper, and I find it to be the perfect size for these. If I just want to make the individual apple and maybe scan it and use that our work in different ways. If you want, you can paid on any size paper for your needs. I also like to use when I'm copying the template. This is just a light pad, but any light source will do bright light from a window or an illuminated table top or even a picture frame with the picture removed in just the glass and a bulb underneath will be a great light source for transferring your image when we use the template, which will be in the next chapter. 3. 3 Using the Templates: to transfer our image from our template to our paper. I use a light source, and here I use the light pad and it just turns on and you can see it illuminates from behind. So what you want to do is pick whatever candy apple that you'd like, and we have two pages of templates and included as a bonus image as well. So just choose the apple you'd like to start with and set it down on your on your light source and then take your paper. This is a five by seven watercolor paper, and I put it over the image, and it's just illuminated from behind. And so, from here I can place it where I want on my paper, and then I just take a pencil and I'll go over it and create sketch, and here I just make light marks with pencil. I don't want to scar the paper, and then I just erase any marks that I don't want and I'll be ready to create my image, putting my highlights as well in here, and then I'll have my image ready to go, and then I'll be able to erase the highlights now for some of the apples, there are modifications you can make for the 1st 1 For example, you can put a worm instead of the stick. And so to do that, you just draw your apple leaving out stick. In this case, I'll just erase the part of the stick that I added, and then I'll just bring my template over to the worm, place it on the template and create the worm instead of the stick. And so you do that with any of the apples, and then we can start painting. 4. 4 Apple #1: Red Candy Apple: for my first candy apple. I'm gonna make a nice green apple with some red candy coating like the hard, hard candy coating. So the first thing I'll do is I'm gonna wet my candy coating with just water, and I'll go around leaving the highlights dry. And then for this coding I wanted to be read, but I want some very dark areas, so I'm gonna makes a little bit of purple in there as well, or you can even use blue. So I have my apple coated in Clearwater. So it's nice and wet. I left the highlights blank. I'm gonna go in here with just some carmine red and I'm gonna drop in the color, create that border that nice shape, round shape of the apple. Do this on both sides, and I'm using my number four brush of my number six brush. So here I have a little base that the apple sits on, as well as the part that coats the actual apple. I'll create that nice edge, wipe off my brush on my palette, dip it in a little water, pick up some of that color. So it now it's very much diluted and I'll go and I'll make sure it covers the areas I wanted to cover. It's OK if it leaves some white. It's a different effect. Then got a rinse off my brush and switched to my smaller one. This is my number one brush and I'm gonna go in here for some darker red. We'll drop that in right on the sides. This is Crimson Lake and I go right at the base as well. And because it's wet, it will bleed somewhat. I want to create those nice edges and apps top right here on the edge. I'm gonna drag my brush around. Then I'm gonna go in, rinse my brush off and take some of this Violet, and I'm gonna drop that in on the side as well. I want this to be a nice rich color and I'll drop this on on Lee on the right side of my painting. I have a little heavier shadow here are going with some more of this violet and drop that in well, prince off my brush and go back to that carmine red and blended out. So there's no areas that are clearly purple. I'll also go in and take some of the sepia and drop some of that in to make that nice and dark. And rich could have pulled some color on the bottom here with that sepia just to create a little shadow. And I'm gonna let this layer completely dry. 5. 5 Apple #1: Layer 2 The Stem: Now, the first layer of my apple is dry. I'm gonna work on the stem a little bit and because we did a darker side on the right hand side here, I want to keep that stem the darkest side on the right as well. So with my number one brush, I'm gonna go in and wet that paper with clear water all over the stem. And then I'm gonna take some of the sepia and just drop it in. Good to take my brush because I added a lot to dry my brush off and pick up some of the pigment from the left hand side. And this will also stay in the paper lightly, but it'll move the pigment around, so I take a wet brush, dry it, make sure it's clean and pick up the excess color. This keeps it the pigment, sort of where I want it. So it's mostly on the right hand side. Gonna go in here with some of this yellow Oakar and mix it with just a little bit of a sepia and I'm gonna drop it in on the light side of the stem. It'll blend a little bit with the darker side, which is what we want. I'm just trying to create that shape of that stem. Then I'll go in there with just a little of the sepia and really work this side on the right, creating a harsher shadow, creating that shape as well, and we'll let this layer dry. 6. 6 Apple #1: Painting the Apple: down to do layer on the apple I'm gonna take my number one brush on my Clearwater and I'm gonna take it and just create a little wet area near the stem And this is gonna be the lightest color of our apple. So I'm gonna just take a little bit of lemon yellow on my brush and just drop it in. Then I'll rinse my brush off, and with some clear water, I'm gonna go right around the edge, leaving a little gap of dry paper between the red candy and the apple. And if they're areas that are very tight, I'll just leave it dry, and I'm gonna take some of this yellow green and I'm gonna drop it in after I have that all done where I have the green closest to the apple. I'm just gonna let it bleed into that lemon yellow. I'll leave a little highlight over here where it is. Just some unpainted paper. Go in, rinse my brush, take a little bit of that lemon yellow again and drop it in closest to the apple in the back. Then I'll go in and I'm gonna work with a little bit of yellow Oakar. I'm gonna put nice glaze over my stem here. Just gonna go down the stem dropping in that yellow Oakar. It's gonna warm it up. Could go back in certain sections and add a little more and I'll let this layer dry and then we'll come back and add final details. 7. 7 Apple #1: Final Details: so now to do the final details and would make erase any pencil marks that remain particularly around the highlights and around the apple. Then I'm gonna go in there with my number one brush and a little bit of this black create a very sharp point in a very light hand. I'm just gonna make very faint outline on the left hand side of this stem and then I'm gonna outline my pieces, give a little shadow here and there. And lastly, I want to make a little shadow here underneath the apple. So I'm gonna take my black, mix it with a little bit of water, and I want a little heavier shadow on the right hand side yet again. So I'm gonna imitate the shape of the bottom of this apple, pull it out, and then extend the one on the right hand side just a little bit. Take my brush, clean it off. Just a blur that edge slightly. So it's nice and dark by comparison up against the apple and it fades. Is it the distance away? Then? I just want to take a little bit of this deep green on the edge of my brush, make a nice point and just barely touched down here to create the edge of that apple. Because the darker green it creates a little shadow. And then I can go in there with a wet brush, slightly damp and just bleed it out a little bit, so the edge isn't so harsh, and there we have our first candied apple. 8. 8 Apple #2 Poison Apple Layer 1: for a second apple, We're gonna have a black coating. And because this is watercolor and I don't want to use straight black, we're gonna mix it with Violet. We're gonna get a nice deep color. So I'm gonna put a little water on my palette and then get some nice, rich, vibrant violet. And then I'll mix that with a little black and a little Prussian blue. Prussian blue is the darkest blue that I have take a little It's Prussian blue and mix it in and then a little black. Then I'll go back and had a little more violent and even more violent. So it's a nice dark color. It's not particularly black, but it has violent undertones. Oh, prince, my brush and with clean water, I'm just gonna go over the apple and I'm gonna leave a little space between the bottom pedestal of the apple and the apple itself. And I'm also not gonna color in the highlight. So when that's nice and saturated, I'll switch to my smaller brush and pick up some of this dark pigment and I'm going to start in the left hand side here, creating the shape so go around create that nice, rounded apple with that nice candy coating that looks like glass. Drop in my color and create that nice highlight. Continue on this side and I'll go back in Any areas that really absorb that pigment apply to put another dark layer. Do the same thing on the right hand side. Drop in my pigment and it's a beautiful color. Create that top piece, the nice edge of the apple again dropping more pigment and the contrast and the movement of this color on the wet paper is very beautiful and very interesting. Again, I'll pick up more of this color. Drop it in. Think will even drop more over here on this side. Pull some of that color in drop, even more pigment. Then I'll come down here on the bottom and create my shape. And I'm gonna leave a little dry channel between the apple and the pedestal here. I think that gives a nice effect, you know, dropping some more color. Create that nice edge. They'll come back up here dropping more pigment can. I'm trying to do this in one layer, and I'm not sure if that will be enough or if we'll have to go at a second layer of glaze. It's gonna connect the edge here, the pedestal mental, tilt this back and forth a little just to get a little more movement, though I really like the way that looks and we'll let this layer completely dry. 9. 9 Apple #2 Painting the Stem: So now we're gonna create this stem here, Um, the stick that goes in the apple, Add Clearwater to the step stick area here, and then I want just a very pale color. I want the rial striking part of this apple to be the apple itself. So I'm just make some yellow Oakar and a little bit of the sepia until I get kind of a neutral brown. And then I'm gonna drop it in with most color on the right hand side. But it's not a lot of color. Overall, I'll stick to a little more at the base, Did my brush in some water and just pull that color. I tilted a little, tend to get a little more pigment on the right hand side of Drop in just a little bit more there, create that line. So it's nice and straight. Now take a little teeny bit of sepia and just drop it in the base and we'll let this layer dry 10. 10 Apple #2 Painting the Apple: So now I want to color the apple part of the apple, not the candy coating. So to take my number one brush and just put a little area of wet water up into the stick with just a little space between the stick and the candy part of the apple. And this is just so I can control the color of the apple. You can decide to do a red apple or a green apple. I'm gonna do it a green apple. So I'm going to start with this lemon yellow and again, I'm just gonna go around the top here, closest to the stick and closest to the background. Put in a few patches over here and just directly in front of the stick. But I want a nice, vibrant yellow. Then I'm gonna go here with my yellow, green, green, yellow, and I'll start at the base and drop in that green, yellow and a little more pigment and some spots of white leaving just a teeny little border between the actual candy and the apple. And then I'll go in here with some deep green on my brush just enough to control. And I'm just gonna create a little bit of base of the deep green here again that will act as a shadow up against the apple. Tilt this around. I had a few more splotches of the deeper green. Then I'll go in there with a little bit of that yellow green and just blend that out. So there we have a little variation in the apple. I want to make a couple of spiders, maybe three spiders on the stem as well. So I'm just gonna take some black for that. And I'm not gonna worry about creating the spiders fully filled. I just want to create, like, the shape. And so the first ones is gonna be hanging down here, So I'm gonna make the body midsection in the head, not filling some color. And they were very fine. Point of my brush. I'll add the eight legs and I'll do that over here is well on this side, and I'm gonna have this one going at an angle. So I start with the biggest part of the body, the thorax and then a little bit of a head. And then I want my legs to be jointed, so we'll have to in the back and to facing front. And lastly, I'll put one here towards the bottom. Again, I have the body, the thorax in the head. And then I have the legs. If you want to put him on the apple, just make sure the apple part is dry. And lastly, I just want to create a little shadow underneath our apple. So I'm gonna take some of that black and mix it with a little bit of white. And I'm Let's just take a little bit of that purple color that we had just to give it a hint of that. And again, I'm gonna put a little more shadow on the right hand side drag my color cross, went my brush and then just create that shape, leaving the still teeny little space between my shadow and my apple. And there we have our second apple. What I call our poison apple 11. 11 Apple 3 Caramel Apple: for 1/3 apple. We're gonna make a nice caramel apple this time we're gonna start with the apple itself. So with my brush, I'm gonna just take some Clearwater around stick just the top of the apple And I want this one to be a red apple with, like, a green center. So I have my wetness over here closest to the stick on the back of the apple section and I'm just gonna drop in some of my green pigment And this is the yellow green, very light green. Then I'll rinse off my brush and with just clear water, I'm gonna go around the base of where the apple is not the candy coating. And I'm just gonna go in there with some of this Crimson Lake dropping that color, create the shape of the bottom of the apple. Then I'll rinse out my brush and give it so it's just stamp and I'll pull some of that green down and then I'll just blend it with some of the red spot here just like this, and it looks like the top of an apple. We'll also work on the hat first, so I'm gonna make the base of it black. So I'm gonna color that with all Clearwater just around the base. Take my black. I'll mix in some violent with that, and I'm gonna create the shape carefully going around the perimeter. Come back mixed. Nice, rich pigment and drop it right closest to the brim. Go back, drop even more pigment and let the rest of it kind of bleed Do its thing. We already have the perimeter engaged so we don't have to do very much while I have that color I'm gonna make the stripes of stripe closest to the brim is going to be a color And so I'll just do the next stripe here with black So I'm just gonna create a little border between the stem and the brim and just pull some color in, dip my brush almost to clean it and combine the two shapes the two sides of that And so the pieces at the edges should be a little bit darker than the peace in the middle. Do the same thing up here. Pull it right to the edge this time and I'll continue with this on the black areas of the hat, leaving a little highlight, just kind of in the same section of each of these pieces for this layer. We just want to create a nice shape, and we'll let this completely dry. 12. 12 Apple #3 Painting the Caramel: for a next layer. We want to create that nice caramel that's gonna go on top of the apple. So to do this, I take some water on my brush, make a little puddle of water, and then I'm gonna add some burnt sienna, and so that's a beautiful color, but it has a little too much red in it so that I'm gonna make some yellow orange and just a little more bird CNN Until I get the right ratio, I'll put a little on the side over here and mix in a little sepia, a little more burnt sienna. And there we have two versions of a caramel ones. More butterscotch e. Well, brings off my brush. And then I'm just gonna paint my apple just the top part of the Apple of Clearwater, leaving my highlights dry. And for now, I'm leaving the pedestal, the base dry good to switch brushes to my number one brush, and I'm gonna take that butterscotch caramel color. And I'm gonna drop that in first. I could go around here around the perimeter, I believe just a teeny little space between the apple itself and the caramel coating. Come in here and carefully drop in the color. Create that nice shape. Follow the base of the covered apple, leaving the highlights dry. I'll go in there, dip my brush and water. Just so I have a lighter area. Right in the center of our apple are caramel apple. Again. I'm going back in and dropping in some of this butterscotch color. This is just to keep it nice and wet. Then I'm gonna go in here with a slightly richer color that we made and just drop that on the sides. Just the perimeter and that will blend. Dabbing a little bit more color, put a little more of that deeper color right in the back of the apple and right on the base . Once I have that, I'll switch back to my butterscotch color and I'm gonna create the base here. But a leave a gap between the top of the or the bottom of the apple in the top of the pedestal, and I turned my paper around. I find it easier to make this shape. Then I'm gonna go back in with some of that deeper color and drop that deeper color in on the edges. Go in again pull that color to the center, and then I just want to make sure that this little gap between the top of the pedestal and the bottom of the apple is nice and even I'll go in with a little bit of this burnt Sienna . Drop that on the edges and right underneath the apple to create a nice little shadow tilt that take a little more of that pure burnt sienna right on the perimeter of the caramel apple in the back side. Then I'll go in there with some of that butterscotch and just blend it out. Just so there are no harsh lines. They'll be a little deviation, but nothing harsh, and we'll let this layer completely dry. 13. 13 Apple #3 Painting the Stem & Shadow: So now I want to paint that stick. Gonna take my large brush Has a nice sharp point. My number six brushing was gonna paint a little bit of water there. And then I'm gonna come in here and make some color here. I'm gonna take a little bit of the sepia and just mix it with water and then just add a little Prussian blue to that. I don't want it to be too blue Sol. Mixed enough. Sepia dilute the blue. There we go. And then I'll add a little water to that. And now we'll come in and just drop in that color Looks like a bluish gray. And that's a nice contrast. I don't want to look to brown because of the caramel on the apple. Then I'm gonna choose what color I want to do for the hat for this stripe. And I think I'm gonna go with a very bright yellow so I'll take my lemon yellow here, and I agreed to go started. I'm gonna take my lemon yellow here and I'll start right at the top, and I'm gonna pull in that color. Then I go on the other side and pull that color dragging it towards the center. Then I'm gonna rinse my brush, remove most of the water and wet in between the sections, and then just combine them, and that will create a little bit of a lightness in the center. I'll go back in and just add a little more lemon yellow to the edges, letting it bleed to the center. And then lastly, I'm gonna make my shadow. So I'm gonna take just a little black and some water and create that shadow underneath. How? Echo the shape. Pull it around. Pope with clear water. Remove some of this color. Didn't like the way the shadow looked. So remove some of this pigment. My paper towel. Dab it and I'll start again. Take some of that color on my smaller brush here. Maybe that will give me a little more control. Echoing the shape and pulling that color through. Take my Clearwater blend out the edge over here, dab it with my paper towel and there we have our caramel apple 14. 14 Apple #4 Jack O'Apple Layer 1: for our fourth candy apple. We have a pumpkin, which I'm gonna turn into like a jack o lantern. So it's a Jacko apple or some sort of deprivation thereof. So I'm just gonna take my water and wet my entire pumpkin and the base to start with. And I'm gonna first put a layer of a very pale orange all over the base end the apple itself. And for this one, we're not gonna expose any part of an app. A riel apple. It's just gonna be an apple shape, um, with a pumpkin overlay. So that makes my color. Here, I'll take some of this deep orange and some yellow orange and combined those two together, and I want to get a pale version of an orange, so that's pretty good. And then I'm just gonna paint the shape in around here, and this is the first layer, these air, the highlights that we're gonna leave on our, um, pumpkin shaped apple here. So just gonna go along the base here and this part of the pumpkin got to be careful to go here to each of these sections, and then I'll come back in and just put a little more pigment around the edges, the perimeter of the shape. And then we'll let this layer dry before we start adding our shadows. So pick up that color at a little bit to the edges, and then I'll add it to the base as well. And again, I'm trying to stick to the area, not the individual sections, but the base, and it will dry throughout, so we'll let this layer completely dry. 15. 15 Apple #4 Painting the Stem: Now that our first layer is dry, we'll work on the stem. So with my number four brush, I'm just gonna wet that stem. And because it's reminiscent of a pumpkin instead of doing a wooden Popsicle stick, I'm gonna do a Popsicle stick. But I'm gonna make it look green just like a pumpkin stem. So I'll switch to my smaller brush my number one brush, and I'm going to take some of this yellow green and I'll mix it with just a little of the brighter green here. And I'm just gonna create drop in the color, creating the outline more in the left hand side. Here, it's kind of a a nice, earthy green. Then I'll just rinse my brush and take a little the yellow green, and I'm gonna drop that in on the opposite side, and those colors will blend together nicely. Then I'll just go back in with a little of this medium green here, and I'll drop that in. I'll go back with some of that yellow green, so it's nice and vibrant, and we'll let this layer completely dry. 16. 16 Apple #4 Painting Layer 2: So now that are layers air dry. I'd like to go and add some shading into the pumpkin here. So with my number four brush, I'm gonna take some of that color. We already mix that light orange, and I'm gonna mix in some more of this orange this for 1,000,000. Hugh and I have a much brighter orange and I'll just rinse my brush so it will be clear. And I'm just gonna create a wet spot on the to the right of each of these little sections that we made and right here to the edge. And I'll just do two at a time by wedding them Set my brush aside, grab my smaller brush And this is where I'll drop in my pigment right on that edge that we made we just made with water and the water will make the pigment run. There's any areas that there's a harsh edge all just going with the damp brush, bleed it out, will pick up more pigment, do the same thing on this side of the segment. And so what this does is it makes the latest area, um, right up on this little these little lines, these segments that we have here. Switch to my larger brush I'll go in and what this larger segment keeping the little lines completely dry and we'll do the bottom part as well. Can I take my pigment at it just under the segment to create that shadow? I'll just get my brush and water and blend out any harsh lines, keeping a nice light spot in the center. I'll go in here dropping more pigment in between the two sections, maybe even a little more down here, as it would be a little darker from the shadow of the apple. And then for the last two segments, I'll do the same thing I did in the beginning. Ah, wet in between those lines with just clear water. And then I'll drop in my pigment with my smaller brush. And you can do this as many times as you like to get the vibrancy that you want. What I'm looking for is the shadow. Underneath those segments. I'll go back in, drop in some more color and then drop in some color here in the base. Well, my pieces air wet. I'll take a little more pigment, mix it on with my color and I'll go in. Just try and get even. Far more shadow. Little more vibrancy here, but my brush to blend it out. And then if I ran onto that segment, will dry my brush and just remove that color. It'll go in, add some more pigment to the next side and continue this to, like get the vibrancy that I want. When it dries, it will dry, lighter, and so I might come back after it's dried, reassess. Decide if I want to add more pigment or not come in any areas that I overran. Take a clear brush that's damp. Lift off any witness, clean it off, do the same thing again until I get the results that I'm happy with. Then I'll go back in and we place any pigment that I removed. If I took out all the color here, I might go in there with a little yellow orange on my brush. Just a little bit to add that color back and a little here is well, just pull it down from the top from the damp brush. I'll let the colors run so they're all smooth and there's no lines, and we'll, with this parts completely dry 17. 17 Apple #4 Painting the Face: Now that we have our pumpkin, I'd like to turn it into a jack o lantern. So I'm gonna take my small number one brush and just some black and get a nice, strong pigment not too loose so that I can control it nicely. And then I'm gonna make the eyes and I'll start with my triangle. You can use one included on the template. I'm just gonna freehand it and then over here will do the same thing. Trying match the triangle, make a little nose, and they will make the mouth. And I'm just gonna make a smiling mouth here. I'll fill in most of these eyes, leave a little spot, and then I think just to make it a little interesting, I'm gonna make little arms here. So I'll make little stick arms with a few fingers, and I'll do one over here is well, you get a little longer again with my number one brush. I'm gonna mix in a little water to a little puddle of, uh, pigment, rinse my brush, and then I'm gonna follow this shape of the bottom here of this, um, pumpkin. So with all the little ridges and they will take my light color and drop it in. Come around here with a smooth base And then I'm gonna make again with that light color at a little more pigment closest to the pumpkin or the apple in this case. And then I'm just gonna create those ridges. I even make a little line here for the arm. And there we have our Jack O lantern candy apple. 18. 18 Apple #5 Bloody Apple: And now to do our bloody candy apple. We have our candy apple. It's gonna be white. We're gonna have a vibrant red blood dripping down and then we'll have some bright green leads. I think it'll be very effective and striking. We're gonna start by Pitney D some water on the base of the apple here and instead of being read because we're going to really try and make that dripping blood stand out where the appearance of it, I'm gonna paint it. It's just a little shadow of a light blue I think sometimes light blue gives the effect of white like blowing Agent And, um, what you think of his older ladies hair. So I'm gonna take my switched away Number one brush mix in a little blue Over here. This is the cerulean blue, and I'm gonna really water it down. I just want a little bit of color enough to glow, really? And then I'm gonna go on the edge here and just create my outline of the apple because we already painted of that layer, the color will run, and that will be very effective. And it will be very faint, particularly when it dries. So right now I'm just gonna go in with my pale blue color, an outline, the perimeter of the apple and the perimeter of the drips. Here, there's there's one section that got a lot of drips. I'm gonna pull that around, then I'll go back. Continue with my perimeter. It'll just take a clean brush, not too much water in it and blend out any sections, Really looking just to make a shadow and we'll let this layer dry. 19. 19 Apple #5 Painting the Bloody Drips: Now that we have the first layer dry, we just have some shadows in our apple. I want to create the color for this red blood. So I'm gonna take my Carmine red here and make a puddle of it and, um, act that add just a little over a 1,000,000. Hugh did that little bit of orange and then over here, take whatever's left on my brush and add a little of this crimson lake for a much darker color. I'll rinse my brush and then, very carefully, I'm gonna color in most of the area here where the drips air going to go. And I'm also gonna go up here as well, not putting a lot of water. I want some areas to blend better than others. And then I'm gonna turn my piece to the side, gonna wet my brush and then absorb some of that. Um, read that. We mixed with little orange and I'll start my outline. I'll start the outline on the piece on the apple. First, we'll create my strokes here, my shape. And as I get to the top of they finish that first layer when I go and do the little drips here. I'm gonna leave a little white in between. This will help show direction in add interest, move to the next one, and I'm gonna come back, dip my brush in water, and I'm gonna pull some of the pigment from what we've put down. And I'm gonna leave some spots white. I'll go back, drop in some pigment and then continue down. I do want to leave a few spots of clear white like glistening sections on each of the drips . They don't have to look the same. Continue to outline the next trip. This is our long drip. Leave a little spot at the bottom here. You can continue to fill it in. I'll move to the next trip, Careful not to get it all. And then I'll finish this last strip with shape of the apple, The perimeter of the apple in particular. Then could you come over here with my dark color and right around the edges? I'll just drop in some of that dark color. And that creates a shadow within the drips as well. Trying not to go over the white that we put down the highlights, but still trying to make nice defined edge. Then I'm gonna come up and just do that little section up top here That rises to the top of the stem. And I really like the way this darker color adds a nice effect. Toe are drips. Rinse my brush somewhat, take a little more of that. Read a little more of that for 1,000,000. Hugh, create the outline here, this top section leaving a teeny little space in between that bottom section of the apple. I'm gonna leave a little highlight on side here. I'll go back in with my deeper crimson lake color and add that right at the base. Pull it up slightly, maybe a little on this side, and we'll let this layer completely dry. 20. 20 Apple #5 Painting the Leaves: So now that are bloody layer in our base layer have dried We're gonna work on the stem Gonna flip my piece upside, Dannell and mix It's just a little bit of the sepia And then a little section of sepia with a little yellow Oakar And I want to just warm that up slightly. So there. I have two colors to work with. My number one brush, Clean water. I'm gonna go in Just line the inside of the stem here in a little bit of the stem of the base here of the leaves take my lighter color and on the right hand side, I'm just gonna create the shape, letting the color kind of work its way up. Just the area that we went. They will take my brush, pick up the darker hue and very, very carefully, very gingerly. Just work on one section, heading in a little color. I'll come back and just drop a little color in the base of the stem. Now I want to take my color, my wet brush, put a little water on the palate, and I'm gonna make some of this deep green over here. I want to get a nice rich color could add a little bit of this crimson red here, a little bit of this red and a little more of the deep green. And then I'm going to just create the at base here of my leaf of deep water with my brush in the water. Fill in half the leaf, do the same thing over here, creating that shape, letting the color bleed. And then I'll come down here and do the same thing. I'll rinse off my brush, getting a little bit of this yellow green, mixing it with a little bit of that deep green and putting it on top. Here, fill in a little bit of the color, still leaving parts white. And then it's feeling over here is well, and lastly, I'm gonna make a little shadow at the base. I could take my Clearwater a little bit of this black, and then I'm gonna create following the shape of the bottom of this apple Here, create a nice line, go over a little further, kind of going over the shape here, and then I just want to put a little bit of ah, shape underneath. The leaf is well, just like that. And there we have our bloody apple 21. Bonus Class: Lesson 1: I have a fun bonus class for you for an extra apple. This one is a ghost Apple. It's kind of a fun one covered with fondant. So first thing I'm gonna do is with my clear brush. I'm just gonna go in and wet the face and the torso. I guess of the ghost just with clear water going sort of to the edge or at least as close to the ages, I can get comfortably. Not gonna sweat over getting exactly to the edge and again the same thing around the mouth and the eyes. I'm not gonna worry about getting to exact to precise and the straw as well. I'm gonna mix just a little blue in a little bit of dark grey with that. So I have, like, a gray blue. This one is a little dark for me, so I'm gonna add a little more blue to that. And so I like that you much better. I had a little bit of water to that. So it's very light. And I'm just gonna go over the perimeter of the ghost here with this light color that we made this light grey blue and now I'm gonna be precise. I'm gonna go and do the outline of the straw, the perimeter of the ghost and around the features, the eyes and the mouth drag what I have in my brush again. I'm just trying to create the outline here, but the shape is what I'm going for. This will dry a little lighter than we put it down, and we're gonna blend out any harsh lines that remain. Go over here, outline the I. It's okay if I get in the eye because I'm going to paint over that with darker color. Next, rinse my brush. So I have a clear brush and I'll just blend out any colors, any lines that are harsh or fish too much pigment in any section. I can pick up color with a paper towel as well, but I don't seem to need that right now. Move this color around and we'll let this layer completely dry. 22. 22 Bonus Class Part 2: So now that our first layer has dried, I'm gonna go in and work on the straw up here. So choosing a fun color for your stripes on your straw I'm gonna do an orange. I think that'll be a fun look. So with a wet brush, I'm just gonna go over the areas that I want to put the color in. And I made little tick marks to remind me It's very easy to get confused and that'll mix my color here. I'm gonna take my yellow orange and a little bit of this already in Hue. Gonna make a lighter version first, and I'll fill that in with the lighter orange. And while that dries after that dries I'll go in there and add some shadow to that. But I want to get my light orange down all over the strike area. Gonna come over here and do my face next. I'll put a little puddle of water and a little bit of a black here, and I want to create, um, the eyes and the mouth very crisp. But I'm also gonna leave a little highlight in there as well of just unplug painted space. I happened to go over it and paint it. I'll just add the highlight after the paint dries with a little gel pin. So there is one. I will try and match the shape over here. May 2nd. I go in there and drop a little more color over here. Get that nice oval shape and then I'll come over here in the mouth, pick up more pigment on my brush, create the perimeter, and then I'll go in there and fill that in by changing the expression. You can change it from me. Friendly ghost to a scary ghost that's up to you. Well, let this layer completely dry. 23. 23 Bonus Class Layer 3: So now if this layer is dry, I'm gonna go in with my number one brush, a little bit of water with that vibrant orange color that we made the yellow orange with the deeper orange. And I'm gonna come over here and get a start in the right hand side. Make a nice sharp point with my brush and just pull that color in towards the center with just some loose lines and I'll do two at a time. Then I'll go in, rinse my brush and just blend that out somewhat. And I'm only worrying about making half the straw this point. I'll come over here, do my other two pulling in that color, rinse my brush, pull out the color now go in and dropping even more color. I'm going to flip my piece over, and I'll do the same procedure on the right hand side. I dripping my pigment due to at a time, rinse my brush and just let it bleed to the center and the center will be the latest spot. We'll go back in, Trump my pigment. We'll even come back here and drop a little more pigment on the edge of the ones I already already done. Rinse my brush and just blend it out again, keeping the center the latest area. Come back in drops, um, pigment on the sides. Turn that over and we'll let that completely dry. 24. 24 Bonus Class Shadows: to finish off our ghost. I want to do the outline and then the shadow. So with my number one brush, I'm gonna go in here with this black, get a lot of pigment, a little bit of water so that I can control it in a very sharp point on my brush gonna turn my piece to the side and I'm gonna work on the top of the straw with a very light hand just creating a faint outline and then I'm gonna follow the length of the straw up. I don't do that on the other side as well again. Gonna take that color that we used and create another little puddle of that black and mixed some of that blue. So now we have a little darker blue again with a sharp point. I'm gonna create the outline of this ghost. So he's gonna pull it around following the outline that we already made because you wanted , like, fondant gonna create that fold in the fund, pull it around, pick up some more pigment and finish my perimeter as well as the base I use short strokes. Just is long of uncomfortable feeling control over my hand in the shape that I'm making. Then I'll wet my brush here and get a very pale version of what we're just using and just create a little shadow back here, pull my wet brush across the bottom, clean my brush, and they just blend that out. So it's not so harsh, but I'm gonna take that light grey that we made and I'm gonna create the shadow. So I'm just gonna follow this shape here of the ghost and then with a wet brush on this, complete that shape, go back in, come around just a little on the side. And then with that pale color, I'm just gonna create a little bit of shadow on the side of the straw as well. Put a little pigment down and then blended out. And I'll do that on the other side as well. And there we have our bonus. Ghost candy, Apple 25. Class Wrap Up: So here we have our completed images from class. We have our red candy apple with our little stick stem, our spooky apple with spiders, our traditional caramel apple. With this little witches hat, we have our Jack o lantern apple, which is really cute with the face. And then over here we have our bloody apple. Here's the bonus class for our ghost apple. Another fun image, too, including your work. I've also included in the download section a page for my scrapbook that I printed out for you. So here it has the apples that we're gonna make, along with some variations. I took some notes on some things that I did here, but these are easily things that you could alter. However, you're inspired by your own images. For example, the poison apple. I wrote that I used a dark purple apple with spiders where you could obviously change the color of any of this, eliminate the spiders, or even have the spiders hanging off with a spider web or some other variation. So this is for your notes. Feel free to write on the paper as well. For your reference for a variation on the first apple. Here I have the candy apple with a little stick stem, and here I did the same apple and I just put in a worm for the top for the piece for the apple itself. Instead of using purple with my my reds, I used orange, and it gives a different effect in a different color scheme. This reminded me more of primary school, so I thought it was appropriate. So that's just one way you can alter the image to fit your needs and your style. And lastly, I discussed in the beginning chapter how I took the images and I do them on five by seven paper so that I have the image that I can scan and then remove the background from, and I want to show you some of the effects I did with that. So with the first apple that we have, I took my image, and I created some backgrounds and the words here, and I turned this into a postcard. So here I have your sweet to the core with my red candy apple. For the variation of this with the worm, I took that same image, and then I said on the postcard once again. What's worse than finding a worm in your candy apple finding half of one? It's kind of just a humorous take, which I think I'm gonna send to my nephew. I think I'll get a kick out of that one for the spooky image. Here I took the same image, and I just put a which in the background, flying over the moon like a spooky moon to really emphasize that, and then happy haunting. So that was another cute way of taking that one image and really transforming it with the background and the other elements in the picture for the caramel apple. Here I just did something really similar, really took a play on the caramel nature of the apple and made that the focus for the Jackal. Lance and I thought that was really acute image. And so I tried to turn it into a vintage image where I have the happy face. Very friendly Look, I put a 2nd 1 in the image along with a spider and an interesting background. Cute, too cute to spook. So I thought that was a cute element over here. I took the bloody apple and wrote Love at First bite. I really played with the blue from the apple for the background. I think that was quite effective as well. And then, lastly, for our bonus image, our bonus class of the ghost apple, which I thought was pretty fun. Eat, drink and be scary. And I combined them all multiplying the image and putting it in a postcard, I hope. 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