Watch artist Cher Mendoza illustrate shiny still life subjects with watercolour and only watercolour in this Live Demo. She will perfectly capture the gleam and gloss of silverware by using creative watercolour techniques, including colour layering plus depth and contrast.
Check out the reference image here if you want to paint along!
How to look at complex shiny objects and simplifying them for beginners;
Learning how to look at details and deciding which are the important ones to include so you’re not overwhelmed;
- Using watercolour to capture the reflections by honing in on the shapes within the utensil.
Enrol in Cher's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)
Etchr Products mentioned:
Portrait Etchr Sketchbook B5 Cold Press
Watercolour 24 Half Pan Set
Jackson's Art Products mentioned:
#2 Silver Brush Renaissance Red Sable Round brush
Faber Castell Mechanical Pencil with blue Pentel HB lead
- Watercolour brushes (Suggested: #8 Mimik Round brush and #0 Sterling Studio Round brush)
- Paper scraps
- Jar of water
- Paper towels or old rag
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- Etchr Studio Team