FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Learning to paint takes time and patience. If you paint every day and experiment with techniques it will not be long before you are making beautiful pictures. Come back and try some of my other projects.
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|How To Paint a Picture Of A Tiger Butterfly|
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Start by tracing the design onto 140 lb watercolor paper. If the paper is too heavy to see through then hold it against a window with the light shining trough and you should be able to trace it.
Wet the background with clear water then do a nervous zig-zag with a medium brush full of watery green, and dabble a little blue into the green so it has a shadowy effect in random places.
Use a watery yellow for the yellow parts of the butterfly.
Put yellow-orange in the center of the flower.
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY
Use a darker green for the stem and leaf.
Use the tip of a small brush to draw the flower. Use a pale blue. The flower is supposed to be white let the paper be the color and just outline it.
Mix purple and paint the purple area on the wings. Mix orange and add the dots of orange.
NOW LET THIS STEP DRY
Use a little light blue and add shade to the flower.
Add darker orange dots to the petal of the flower.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART
Take your time this may take more time than everything else put together.
Mix some purple black and use a small brush to paint in the black pattern on the butterfly's wings.
Mix a little dark green by adding a little red or brown to green and put shadow in the leaf and stem.
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