How To Paint A Pineapple With Watercolor Markers

How To Paint A Pineapple With Watercolor Markers


Hi there, and welcome to my channel! My name is Sophie and I recently fell in love
with Watercolour markers. So I decided to start a Youtube channel and
share my little experiments with you. I tried painting with regular watercolours,
but I find these markers are so much more fun! In this very first video I am painting an
easy pineapple with my new Winsor and Newton watercolour markers. I bought their set of 12 and I’m using just
three colors for this painting: cadmium yellow hue, sap green and phtalo green. The paper I’m using is a little sketchbook
from the brand Clairefontaine. And the brush is a synthetic number 4 brush. I’ll put a link to all of these in the description
of this video. Ok so on to our little pineapple. I found some pineapple paintings from other
people on Pinterest and I really liked the ones with these little squares. So I tried to recreate my own version using
my markers. As you can see, I’m just putting down a
little stroke, and then each time I paint a rectangle or some other shape, leaving some
white between each of them. Sometimes I just use the remaining paint on
my brush to create a lighter shape, and I think this gives a really nice effect. Please keep in mind that the paper is really
important with these markers. So make sure that you use good quality paper,
preferably 300 gsm. I found that with these markers, you will
see the strokes and the pigment will not blend so well if you use cheaper or lesser quality
paper. Ok so now our pineapple base is done, we’ll
continue with the leaves. I’m using my sap green and … green for
this. I also try to make sure that some of the leaves
are not touching each other, to get the same effect as in the pineapple itself. Another tip that I can give you is to immediately
go in and activate the paint with water once you put down a stroke. If you wait too long, you increase the chance
of seeing the strokes through your painting and this might not be the result you’re
going for. So here you see me adding some extra leaves
here and there, to give the pineapple a nice full crown. Sometimes I like to use the wet-in-wet technique,
as with regular watercolours. So I’m creating the shape I want with clear
water, and then adding some paint with my marker and blending it in. Almost finished. And there’s our pineapple with watercolor
markers. Hope you liked this tutorial! If you did, please like the video and don’t
forget to subscribe if you want to see more easy tutorials for watercolor markers. I’ll try to share a few videos a week. Thanks for watching, and see you next time! Bye!

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