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|How To Paint A Picture Of A Happy Mouse.|
Use 140 lb watercolor paper. It is heavy and absorbent. Trace the outline of our happy mouse on it just slightly lower than center. If you have trouble tracing it try holding it against a window with the light shining through.
Use a big paintbrush. Use watery brown to give the mouse an even flat wash of brown.
While the mouse is starting to dry give the wall a watery wash of blue and brown mixed together to make a slight grey. We want just a hint of grey if it is dark then use a paper towel and dab it up a little.
Use some watery yellow or on the floor, and watery brown on the side of the mouse trap.
Use some blue inside the mouse hole.
SECOND WASH- After the first has dried.
Use a small paintbrush.
Mix brown and blue and add the shadows to the mouse around the tummy, legs, arms, and under the chin.
Add a little violet or rose to the mouse hole to deepen the color next to the wall edge.
Use violet for shadow around the feet of the mouse and around the mousetrap.
Use yellow on the cheese.
Use a little watery red for the cheeks and inside the ears.
Mix blue and brown and put dark grey on the spring and trigger of the mousetrap.
Use yellow mixed with a little orange for the sides of the cheese.
Add a touch of dark blue to the shadow under the mouse, but just a little.
AFTER IT DRIES
If you have lost the detail of the whiskers, smile, or eyebrows then use a pencil or sharpie to draw them back in.
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