Blue Grosbeak & Watercolor Washes

Paint a Grosbeak with Watercolor!

The Blue Grosbeak is a stunning bird with rich colors, a delight to paint. Use this bird as a study to practice using flat washes to build up colors. Download and print the line drawing and paint over it. This way you will not worry about messing up a drawing and can focus on watercolor technique.  Adding texture with colored pencils on top of dry watercolor is a fast way to create convincing  texture. Try a few lines to suggest detail rather than noodling in every feather.

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