Watercolor Stingray Tutorial

Watercolor stingray with watercolor pencils

A watercolor tutorial inspired by a fascinating sea creature, the stingray! Following along as art Mou Saha uses Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils to create a beautiful blue painting. Whether you live by the ocean or frequent the aquarium, observing aquatic creatures is great inspiration

Recommended Materials:

Castell® 9000 Graphite Pencil - HB - #119000-1
Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #FC127220
Goldfaber Aqua Dual Markers, Wallet of 24 - #164624
Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils, Tin of 48 - #114648
Goldfaber Color Pencil - #199 Black - #114799
Pitt Artist Pen - 1.5mm Bullet - #101 White - #167893
Collapsible Water Cup - #770310
Paint Brush
Watercolor paper


Sketch of a stingray

Lightly sketch a stingray outline with Castell 9000 Graphite Pencil - HB.

Drawing of a stingray with watercolor pencils

Start coloring the stingray’s pectoral fins with the following shades of Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils - Pencils #120 Ultramarine, #140 Light Aquamarine, #147 Light Blue, #149 Bluish Turquoise, #151 Helioblue Reddish, #153 Cobalt Turquoise, #154 Light Cobalt Turquoise and #233 Gold Grey IV.

Blend the colors with a paintbrush dipped in water.

Watercolor stingray with watercolor marker

Add details by making wet on wet marks with Goldfaber Aqua Dual Marker #110 Phthalo Blue. Let dry.

Watercolor stingray with a Pitt Artist Pen

Outline the stingray with Goldfaber Color Pencil # 199 Black.

Add more dots to the fins with white 1.5 mm bullet point Pitt Artist Pen.

Enjoy your summer and if you go to the beach or aquarium, observe and draw aquatic creatures with your Faber-Castell Goldfaber watercolors!

Mou Saha - Mou Saha Studio

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