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Tutorial: EASY Prickly Pear Cactus

Posted by Angela Lendzioszek on

This watercolor tutorial is super EASY and super FUN! I know you'll enjoy the results (or at least the practice).   1) Draw out the shapes of the prickly pear- they are sort of like upside down tear drops. Add some blossoms if you want! 2) We start painting! Use some lemon yellow to brighten up the middles of each section. 3) Phthalo blue around the edges- the water-ier, the better. 4) Add lines of violet around the edges, and blend them with water to soften the lines. 5) Add a nice watery pink to the blossoms and use violet...

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Tutorial: San Pedro Cactus

Posted by Angela Lendzioszek on

  I’ve been meaning to post more tutorials and wanted to share my newest one! This is a San Pedro Cactus- it grows naturally all over South America and is the perfect subject for a watercolor! There are several steps where you'll need to let one layer dry before you move on to the next one, so plan for that in advance.   We start with a drawing- the lighter the pencil strokes, the better (in case of mistakes you want to be able to remove as much as possible with a kneaded eraser). You’ll notice that the lines closer...

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