Learn to paint a Robin with ink and wash in this workshop preview with animal artist Simona Mandra (@somnia). She will show you how to combine loose and controlled techniques for a natural yet playful painting.

Check out this reference photo and outline sketch if you want to sketch along! 

Topics Covered:

  • Letting the watercolour bleed
  • Painting with wet-on-wet techniques
  • Combining fineliners and watercolours
  • Using affordable supplies

Enrol in Simona's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)

In the Mini Workshop, Simona will teach:

  • Adding bright colours
  • Sketching realistic birds
  • Playing while painting

Etchr Products mentioned:

  • Etchr Sketchbook (Landscape): A4 Hot Press
  • Watercolour Brushes: Set of 10
  • Black Graphic Pen Collection: Set of 16

Other materials mentioned:

  • A4 mixed media or watercolor paper (Suggested: Stillman & Birn)
  • Watercolour brushes
  • Watercolour paints: Orange, Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, Potters Pink, Buff Titanium, Terre Verte (optional)
  • Waterproof black fineliners or other sketching tool (e.g. ballpoint pen) in 0.1 (Suggested: Winsor & Newton)
  • Optional: White Gouache or white gel pen (Suggested: Sakura)
  • Masking tape
  • Graphite pencil

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  • Rosa Castro said:

    i look forward to your lesson

    October 28, 2021

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