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๐ŸŽตย Music credits: Aakash Gandhi – Kiss the Sky

Peacock

The peacock is an instantly recognised bird, the amazing iridescent blue and green plumage and loud call certainly draw attention to it.ย ย 

The tutorial has a focus on the head and neck.ย  I have classed the project as suitable for beginners as many of the techniques are simply repeated across the bird.ย  You will need to refer to your reference photo as there are subtle changes of colour across the piece along with changes in feather definition.ย  The other thing to be aware of is the vibrancy of the colours, keep washing your brush to keep things fresh and change your water often.

๐ŸŽตย Music credits: Dan Lebowitz – Blue Creek Trail

Black Bear Cub

Black Bears are only found in North America and live mainly in forests where they feed on vegetation, fruits and nuts.ย  They are the smallest of the bears found in America, the other two being the polar and grizzly.ย  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!ย  There is a huge amount of fur with a lot of layers and also a lot of bark!ย  The bark gives a lot of scope for going free-hand, and indeed there is no need to slavishly copy either the photo or my painting.

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Tutorial Index

Beginner

Peacock

Kestrel

Blue Tit

Goldfinch

Parrot

Long Tailed Tit

Wood Duckling

Female Blackbird

Robin Head

Goldfinch

Kestrel

Wren

Robin

Intermediate

Hummingbird

Tree Swallows

Robin

Wren

Goldcrest

Bee-eater

Kingfisher

American Robin

American Bald Eagle

Nuthatch

Puffin

Advanced

Mute Swan

Tawny Owl

Woodpecker

Barn Owl

Beginner

Dormouse

Red Squirrel

Harvest Mouse

Intermediate

Fox

Meerkat

Rabbit

Wood Mouse

Horse Study

Asian Short Clawed Otter

Advanced

Leopard

Wolf

Tabby Cat

Tiger

Raccoon

Red Fox Labrador

Beginner

Ladybird

Intermediate

Golden Helicon

Bumble Bee

Advanced

Painted Lady

Beginner

Bindweed Berries

Summer Beech Leaf

Winter Beech Leaf

Simple Leaf

Bramble Leaves

Acorn & Oak Leaf

Intermediate

Spring Beech Leaf

Dandelion Seed Head

Blackberries

Advanced

Horse Chestnut Buds

Beginner

Metal and Leather

Old Wooden Gate

Cat’s Eye Paint Along

Pheasant Feather

Dog’s Nose

Bird’s Feet & Bark

Peacock Feather

Intermediate

Blackbird Eggs

Hare’s Eye & Fur

Fun Feather

Christmas Cards

Bookmarks