Spring Chick Watercolor Painting Tutorial
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:
Watercolor paper (trimmed to 6 x 4½ inches)
Round Paint brush # 4
Sketch a light outline of a chick with Grip 2001 Graphite pencil.
Dip the clean paint brush in clean water and wet the drawing within the outlines leaving the wing dry.
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.
Color the beak and feet with watercolor #118 slightly diluted with water.
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.
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!