Spring Chick Watercolor Painting Tutorial

Watercolor painting of a chick

A watercolor painting tutorial to welcome spring! With the arrival of spring, new life appears everywhere. Follow along as artist Mou Saha paints a baby chick using our Watercolors in Pans.

Recommended Art Materials:

Watercolors in Pans 48ct - #FC169748

Grip 2001 Graphite Pencil

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #FC127220

Pitt Artist Pen® Brush - #264 Dark Phthalo Green - #FC167478

Watercolor paper (trimmed to 6 x 4½ inches)

Round Paint brush # 4

 Sketch with graphite pencil

Sketch a light outline of a chick with Grip 2001 Graphite pencil.

A chick sketch with a water brush

Dip the clean paint brush in clean water and wet the drawing within the outlines leaving the wing dry. 

 Watercolor pan with a watercolor chick

Load up the moist brush with watercolor #108 and gently touch the wet part of the chick and let the color spread itself. The natural flow and blending of the paint and water creates a soft fluffy look for the chick’s body.

Watercolor pan with watercolor chick

Color the beak and feet with watercolor #118 slightly diluted with water.

Watercolor painting of a chick

Start adding small feathery marks on the chick’s body with diluted  watercolors #183 and 190. Make sure that the lines are not too sharp or harsh.

Color the eye with Watercolor #199.

Watercolor painting of a chick

Paint the wing feathers in small light strokes with watercolor #109, 111, 183 and 190.

Give the chick some ground to stand on using largely diluted watercolor #234.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and that you’ll observe and celebrate the renewal of life all around you!

Artist biography - Mou Saha


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