How to Paint a Pangolin in Watercolor- Endangered Animals in Taiwan- Windy Shih

How to Paint a Pangolin in Watercolor- Endangered Animals in Taiwan- Windy Shih


hey guys it’s Wendy from Wendy’s art welcome back to my channel in this video I will show you how to paint a painting in watercolor the reason why I choose penguins Japan is because they are one of the endangered animals in Taiwan I want to try to do what I can to at least help people know more about these endangered animals so I’ll be making a tutorial series on some endangered animals in the near future also I think this mom and baby penguin painting is so sweet it makes me smile and I hope it makes you smile too so as always I started with a contour drawing it’s quite important to have an actual sketch because it does affect your finished painting I like to mark out some of the bigger scales on the back areas so it’s easier for me to put on colors later after I’m done with sketching I like to outline my sketching with light watercolor and erase pencil sketching after the online is dry this will prevent any pencil sketch left on the finished painting then I start putting our first wash on the penguin the original penguin color is more like dark gray but I think if I use that color for the whole painting it looks kind of dull and boring so I choose a blue tone for the base color I think you’ll look more interesting feel free to try other colors if you prefer I suggest keeping the first wash very light usually it’s mostly water so we can work out layers and details afterwards the baby penguin has a lighter color so I use a light green gray color for the first wash after the first wash is dry I start painting from the eyes for any animals that I do I usually start painting from the eyes if you pin the ice well it will help the whole paintings a lot once the eyes are done it’s time to pen the skills I think the skills is the most important part in this painting because it covers a big area I like to observe the reference photo carefully before I start painting for example how scales change directions shapes and even sizes so around the head legs and belly areas have smaller and closest scales but the back parts has bigger and wider scales the tail scales flow in different directions than the other parts due to the angle it does take some patience here to pin out all the scale shapes but it’s much easier to paint colors on after this [Music] after I’m done painting the scales shape I start putting colors on the scales although it might look like it’s all in navy blue or darker color but actually some scales are in lighter color and some are darker for example around the topic area has a lighter color due to low refraction then around the head and legs areas have darker color because of the shades so here’s how I put the colors on the scales first I apply a light wash then add the darker colors around the age while the paper is still wet so the scales have this nature blending color I like to hold two paintbrushes in hand one is for the light wash and the other one is a smaller size for adding the darker colors very simple and easy I basically painted all the scales using this method when putting the colors remember to leave some links around the age as you can see here this will make it looks more 3d [Music] also around the Bailey areas the skills color are different I’m using a green grade mix with some navy blue for these parts [Music] the junction between the baby and the tail has a darker shadow so make sure you strengthen it when putting on colors I’m using an indigo mix with a little bit brown color for this area fuller underside of the tail parts it has a similar color as the belly area it should be lighter than the scales color when painting the tail make sure to strengthen the parts of the tail that connects the top with the bun so it gives it a more realistic look after I’m done painting the penguin mom it’s time to paint the baby unlike mommy the baby is much smoother so the scale parts are not as detail or complicated because it’s a lighter color than the pen chling mom I choose a green grape mix with some light blue so it’s lighter color and also matches with the whole painting better allow the baby is much smaller make sure to mark out the shadows and brighter parts like the areas around the legs that have darker shades and brighter around the head area [Music] so that’s it lovely penguin panting I really hope it’s helpful and I hope you’ve enjoyed it if you do please give it a thumbs up and make sure to subscribe to my channel and ring a bell this way you never miss out my weekly are videos and tutorials if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below and let me know thank you so much for watching see you next week bye [Music] you

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