Quick Sketch of Autumn Trees and Reflections
We’ll give ourselves five minutes to capture the look of some fall trees with their colors reflected in a sparkling river. Fast sketches are great for building skill and confidence. Have courage and give it a try!
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Fast and Loose For Skill And Confidence
In this lesson we’ll give ourselves five minutes to capture the look of some autumn trees and their reflections in a moving river. It may not end up a masterpiece but you’ll learn how easy it is to get a good impression of a popular subject and to quickly capture the look of sparkling, moving water.
Drawing Layout For Any Painting
One note on the drawing layout. The downloadable layouts are done with heavy lines to make it easy to see and copy onto your watercolor paper. It is best not to draw the lines too heavy on your paper, especially in the sky, since there is a good chance the lines will show through the paint. It’s not a deal-breaker, but those heavy pencil lines are sometimes a distraction.
What you’ll need
- Brushes – 1 1/2″ Flat, Medium Round, Small Round.
- Colors – Winsor Newton Perm. Alizarin Crimson, Raw Sienna, DaVinci Burnt Sienna, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet, Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue, WN Cerulean Blue
- Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7″ x 11″ or so
Get ready, turn on the video and let’s jump in!