Hello tribe! I am totally in the halloween mode already and the party is fast approaching. After buying my ingredients for my pumpkin soup today, I got somehow inspired.
Something for fall would be cool, but what...Thinking of animals, only bats and spiders came to my mind haha... and then I bought this pesto at the shop with an outstanding calligraphic package design, well and this is how I made up my mind that I should at least give it a shot.
I have to admit that I did some small calligraphy projects in the past but never with watercolour and so many years ago...What I want to say is, it's not too hard even with a normal/bad handwriting haha.
Below I will give you my step by step on how to make your amazing watercolour card, you will "FALL" in love with. So trick or treat my dear fellows and welcome the pumpkin spiced season!
Here’s the written version of creating a fall watercolour postcard:
Get your paper out! I was using an A4 Aquarell paper with 180 grams. Of course your watercolour palette and some flat brushes and really fine and small brushes and water.
First thing, like always, I was drawing with pencil the outlines of the letters and elements and erasing it softly. For making an outstanding really cool look and font I was searching on the web for nice letterings, for example at Dafont. After finding one I really liked I copied my letters.
I was starting with the letters inside in dark brown. Take your time here, you need a slow hand and a lot of colour. The most value you need to give is the yellow lettering. After you made your lines with your pencil drawing slightly make the ends and curves a little thicker, so it gets the calligraphic style.
Now the coloration of your elements begins. I started off with the pumpkins. To give them a realistic effect I firstly coloured every second slice of the pumpkin so I can get nice borders without everything blending in. Which means your pumpkins will look half done now. The rest will be done at the end when the slices are dry.
What I basically did now was painting through the colour palette. All the brown colours came first for the leafs, branches and nuts. Now the red colours for the berries and the leafs and at the end the green colours for the rest of the leafs and the upper pumpkin piece.
Now I finished the missing pumpkin shades and made a nice fade from top to bottom.
After the leafs dried I got my thin brush and made the veins of the leafs.
Now you can add some sprinkles and you are done!
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2° of September... I feel already like autumn. I really love this season, when every leaf is changing color, you are drinking tea with pleasure, watching movies after coming home of a walk in the chilly woods and collecting some chestnuts...Well this was at least how I experienced fall in Germany, so let's see how it will be near faro. At least I can watch some movies and go for a walk hahah. And for me fall is also about getting more cozy, crafting something, focussing on some hobbies or passions, and getting into halloween mode. So why not start something new, or join the creative tribe? This blog entry will be for the curious of you on how I am doing my drawings, but also (and this is what I hope) to motivate some of you to start drawing.
First of all I want to tell you why I choose the puffin bird - Well I did a survey on instagram and was asking my followers what I should draw next. The puffin bird was one of the first answers and I thought - why not?! Also it seemed really challenging to draw some animal which is black and white in my colourful style haha. And secondly I wanted to choose a motive which you like and so maybe motivate.
I made some photos with my phone to capture the steps for painting. I will describe the steps and the techniques and you maybe do the same or even post your version of it. This would be so great! And remember it will be your art, your expression, no good or bad. Even the fact of trying out and crafting will relax you and make you feel able to learn. So before we start here are some stuff you will need. Obviously a watercolour palette with the basic colours, pencils, eraser, charcoal pencils (if you can), acrylic white paint, a really small brush, a flat brush and a dip brush, and watercolour paper.
Let's get started: