Goldfinch Watercolor Nature Tutorial

Watercolor bird

A watercolor tutorial with Connector Paint and Pitt Artist Pens!

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a goldfinch tutorial using Connector Paints and Pitt Artist Pens®. I have made a complete materials list for you.


Castell® 9000 Graphite Pencil - 2B - #119002

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #127220

Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine - #199 Black - #800066

Pitt Artist Pen® Black - Wallet of 4 (SB, SC,1.5, B) - #167139)

Connector Paint Box - 24 Colors - #125029

Collapsible Water cup

Watercolor paper

Date stamp

Goldfinch sketch with graphite pencil

Make a quick sketch of a Goldfinch with the Castell 9000 Graphite 2B Pencil.

Watercolor Goldfinch and Connector Paints

Dilute a couple of light-yellow shades of the Connector Paints with water and quickly fill the yellow parts of the bird. The quicker you move, the softer the look which is important in painting birds and other soft creatures.

Watercolor Goldfinch and Connector Paints

Fill in the black parts next. Mix blue and purple with black to keep it from looking too harsh.

Watercolor Goldfinch with Connector Paints

Create a soft background using blue and green Connector Paints with a lot of water and allow for natural blending.

Watercolor Goldfinch and Pitt Artist Pens

Add some field notes at the bottom with Pitt Artist Pens and a little brown Connector paint. You can use a date stamp or just write the date with a pen to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Goldfinch tutorial. Look around for winged creatures and take time to draw them.

Artist Biography - Mou Saha - Mou Saha Studio


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