Bear Watercolor Painting Tutorial – Step-by-Step Black Bear Cub PDF
Black Bears are only found in North America and live mainly in forests where they feed on vegetation, fruits and nuts. They are the smallest of the bears found in America, the other two being the polar and grizzly. However, they are the most common with a population around 800,000.
I have classed this as an intermediate project, that said it is a mammoth one and not for the faint-hearted! There is a huge amount of fur with a lot of layers and also a lot of bark! Once you master laying down layers of fur it is quite repetitive but you do need to keep a careful eye on subtle tonal differences, direction and length of the lines you are using. The bark area gives a lot of scope for going free-hand, and indeed there is no need to slavishly copy either the photo or my painting.
This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Bear Cub in a matter of minutes. You don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive! You will receive a 43-page PDF document. Set out in the same way as the tutorials I write for magazines. However, you get lots more large photos of the different stages.
Work at your own speed
Downloadable lessons enable you to work at your own speed. Firstly you can dip in and out of the content. Secondly you can spend time studying the fine details and practise the various techniques as often as you like.
I really like to focus on the watercolour techniques needed to create a realistic painting. Likewise, I love sharing this style of painting through my tutorials and hope I inspire others to create detailed wildlife portraits too.
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Here’s a little look at the Bear Cub tutorial, I hope you like it.
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