How to Paint Tree Frogs in Watercolour – Detailed PDF Lesson to Download
These small amphibians live in tropical rain forests. Their green bodies enable them to blend in with forest vegetation. But their bright eyes, feet and tummies are quickly revealed when they are disturbed by a potential predator. The sudden flash of colour is thought to startle the predator and gives the frog those split seconds to leap away to safety.
For the watercolourist their bright colours are an absolute joy to paint. Our challenge is of course keeping the colours bright whilst building the realistic texture to the skin. Our other challenge is to create a three-dimensional looking frog from an image that doesn’t show much tonal difference. This is our first amphibian and I hope you enjoy working on something completely different for a change.
This is an instant PDF download, you could start painting this Red Eyed Tree Frog in a matter of minutes. You don’t even need to wait for the post to arrive! You will receive a 36-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.
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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 Red Eyed Tree Frog tutorial, I hope you like it.