LIVE Watercolor: Rabbit!

LIVE Watercolor: Rabbit!

we are ready we all get professional Oh let me get let me get serious here yeah we only need four colors for this you know what my coffee brown got a little grainy too okay welcome welcome to let's make art we are so excited to be here with you today wait which which camera we're here I mean welcome I know okay we're painting the bunny today really exciting this guy's adorable let me introduce you to everybody Jaime's joining us today jenny is back from her mother long we're glad to have her back owl is doing camera work you got to bend down snake into you Rachel's here painting and Casey's doing camera work there Mary okay it's their last week oh my gosh wait a misty wait no I'm going to misty we gotta we gotta take a moment and just say you guys who awesome we're gonna miss you so much but thank you for all and then misty is gonna be here or she is here she's painting she's gonna be here she will be here she is leave us thank you we like to introduce everybody cuz we talk to each other while we're doing camera stuff in that way you know who is who okay let's get going so hopefully you guys have your printable here so I have mine taped ready to go for my graphite paper if you've never used graphite paper before you want to use it the dark side down and basically once you make a line it's going to show up on the paper underneath it so you tape it to your watercolor paper so I tape my outline to my watercolor paper and then I put the graphite paper in between it and then you're ready to draw so they can just print this off on our website or if you have ordered the kit it comes in our kit whenever there's a printable so speaking of kit I just want to show you this kit because I I actually bought the kit because I wasn't here so i bought the kit because i wasn't here and um i just want to show you how cool this is these are $15 $15 we asked her to do this by the way yeah so I actually bought several kits because I'm behind so like the every week it comes like this and what's really cool is that in each kit you get you get the print yeah yet the cheat sheets you know that tells you all the things to do you get a couple of papers you get the drawing and then you get these paints not you have to look at these because well I realized you guys have never shown a kit and I did not know what the kits were until my mom went on just like so so here's the little bottles of paint look at these cute little glass bottles zoom in here wait here I'll come to the camera you get your little paint your little paints young paint doesn't come with is a brush and we all gotta brush the first week so we're good but yeah Sarah these are really cool and there's tons of paint in there you'll see once you dump it out it's a lot of paint so it's so you know don't dump it out just Portland you you need you can or you can save it whatever you want yeah we not saving my paints and they dumped it out I accidentally dumped it out I was like you have to give another bottle but this little tag that has the watercolor rabbit on it so you know that this paint goes with this project I was I was a little thing I'm so glad I didn't know it had that yes thank you so and and I love actually so Sarah is in case you didn't know this although I don't think there is actually a real true artist like a real true artist and and so actually these these prints like this that you get in the kit wait come on wait there we go these little prints they actually sell on our website for twelve bucks and you get one in the kit plus everything else I think that's pretty cool yeah I fell them all my work yeah and I almost wanted to go you know this is my rabbit I'm alright to do that I don't say that the smaller I thought it would be better this is really cool I mean it's just to me it was really special that you got the print and I love the cheat sheet I love the little paints I actually I loved everything about it I was and I was not a fan of the kit because I'm like a kid what are you gonna get in a kid yeah you kind of you sure okay okay okay and we're back I'm Jen thank you those are our kids please now have them for pretty much all the watercolor projects so if you're interested they all make great back ones too you can make yep the ones we've already done there's kits for those too and they make great gifts too if you think someone might be interested so thanks Jenny well and the videos don't go away and the videos stay there so you can do it forever okay now back to our thing I'm gonna start drawing my outline now you can use a pen or a pencil or even just like a pointer like you know do you know what I'm saying yes you draw them with anything and because the graphite paper is what's laying down the pencil so you just outline it now as you see this outline got a little wonky the texture might be a little confusing and that's because I was like oh I'll save time and I'll just scan the drawing that I do for myself right before I start painting I'm like I'll just scan that all my watercolor paper because usually I just take a nice little white sheet of printer paper and just use a nice thick black marker so it's a nice line and then I'm like oh I'll just save some time and I'll just do this right before I start painting on it and so it picked up all of my watercolor paper texture and the line was very soft because it was a soft pencil drawing so that is why this scan but now I know that that just doesn't really work so I'll I'll do the nice thick black marker next time so it's not a big deal but we just go through and you can check how you're doing along the way so you can lift that up and just be like okay I missed some area so you'll just go back but always lift up and look before you remove the tape because it's really hard to line it back up once you move it now these people already traced that's why they're just just hangin out they traced ahead of time which is fine you can trace ahead of time too we don't judge here whatever you want to do now these little light these little scratchy things these are gonna be our fur texture so they don't have to be exact right cuz they can just be whatever did you already draw yours wow you are speedy now I'm like no I'm intimidated no we all took our time you're fine okay I miss my eye on this one mine's not fly connected but you know okay what am i o-mouthed thank you just use a different color pen no I don't think so but sue does tune in we're Facebook friends she's really great she did a whale okay I think I wait oh she has who's been here dedicated okay I think I got everything okay now before we start with our warm-up we got to do our oath so everybody raise your right hand and repeat after me I will be kind to myself I will be patient I will be patient and I will have fun thank you okay so we're gonna start with our warm-ups here so use your other paper and when you're using the watercolor paper there's two sides to it there is a smooth side any textured side you want to use the textured side when you're painting that's that's the watercolor paper side [Laughter] and what we're using today our supplies we have our round four brush I love rounds are my work workhorse I use these all the time and then my liner we have some liners here to do our detail work at the end and so word of the wise round brushes are different than other brushes even though there's the same number correct so every brush there's there's gonna be like a round or a flat or a mop or whatever liner and they all have numbers and that will tell you like the length of the bristles and stuff like that so a two liner is different from a two round so I just discovered great to learn that saying that's fine only been painting for like and then we're using dr. pH Martin's because I love them and the colors are black crimson golden brown and coffee brown here and then I will do some detail work with our bleep proof white so that's what we're using today just for colors in a way okay so let's get used to some water color here so you're just gonna get your brush wet and we're gonna work on our value so you're gonna stick it in some color get a lot of pigment on there so a lot of color on there a lot of paint and then you're just going to make a few marks back and forth rinse your brush totally start off from where you left off and just kind of smear and spread that out and what we want is we want a dark medium and light yeah and I'll do this over here too so you guys sorry the bad thing about sitting over here is you can't see me as well so we're gonna start off like this and then we rinse our brush and we're gonna go this way down and smear that out just like that and it should naturally spread that's really all you need to do if you want to play with it a little more you can and help it spread out just a little bit more because now we have a dark value medium value and a light value and that same so do that a couple of times so you're used to it because this is what I use the most when I'm painting because I always like to put my darks in first and then just use water to spread that color out that's what I do and this is a good way to this the warm up is a good way to spread your colors out so you know which color is what and to get to know your colors and to mix them or play with them yeah so Jody for you you were saying that when you mix your black and your coffee it got a little grainy and actually on my painting too if Casey if you want to do a close-up on this actually is um right here you can see that my opinion actually got a little bit of grainy as well I think that might just be part of the coffee paint or I wonder if I just didn't shake it up well enough because you know how sometimes it kind of gathers on the bottom the pigment so maybe try shaking it up but for me I just decided to like embrace that part of it and but let me I won't know if it's grainy until I start painting with it so let me see here yeah so it did get a little bit grainy – I think that's just the coffee paint itself but I think it actually kind of brings an interesting texture to it so I'm not too upset about me or gray gray me I think she said grainy grainy not great yeah I think sometimes just with these cuz actually with the hydrous collection of the dr. pH Martin's a lot of their paints are creamy like that I have noticed that you want to shake them a little bit yeah and shaking does help yeah okay and then the next thing we're going to do is we're going to practice doing our lines do some line work so you're gonna take your your liners and we're practicing this for our whiskers so when we get to our whiskers what we want to do oh okay that's all right that's right so when you do your whisker you don't want your line to be like the same thickness throughout see how that's the same because whiskers kind of I feel like thin out at the end so when you do your whiskers at the end you're gonna kind of want to like pull your hand off the paper as you go to the end and then it's going to kind of lighten up at the end kind of like with yeah with whisker it and if it gets kind of if it doesn't stay a hard line the whole time and it gets kind of dotty at the end that's okay that happens on all of my stuff I'm kind of okay with that I feel like that's more true to what you see visually and when you you want to practice using your whole arm to make the line and not just your wrist when you use just your wrist you're limited to the links and then it might start to curve a little if you use your whole arm then you can really make it as long as you want so I'm using my arm here this is why we practice it's okay yeah that's looking really nice yeah see how that things out at the end that's what we want we want it to be thicker right at the beginning then it sins out because and we're going to turn our papers when we do the whisker so don't feel like it has to be like oh no I totally don't know I'll turn it like totally on the side if it's the whiskers coming this way and I'll be like okay whisker whisker whisker and then I switch so you're just moving from your shoulder no no that's that was good it just needs to be a little bit more wet if if you lose some of your pain as you're going it kind of like goes off it gets too rough like this one here then you just need a little bit more water on your paintbrush a little bit of a smoother paint going on was that the liner yes that's good it's okay the green gets a little grainy yeah that's good okay nice whiskers over there Jamie yeah your guys's whiskers look really great what would a bunny say those would they just oh yeah my favorite not sounds more like a mouth let me stay and they go [Laughter] I actually did that to Lulu yep addressed what is the bunny saying she's like she looks at me and I went that's my daughter she's talking about so it's okay she's saying that yeah okay now we're gonna play with fur before we get started so the third texture is okay this is where people get kind of thrown off and it's the same thing of when you're painting an animal or when you're painting a tree is because with animals we know that there's lots of little bits of fur so we our brain tells us you need to draw every single line of fur that's not how it is and it's the same thing when you see a tree anyone and paint a tree because you're like I know that there's a ton of leaves so I have to paint every leaf but you can't do it that way because when you do it that way we lose the illusion because really all your seed is light and shadow on the tree and the fur so when we do our fur lines it's not going to be like here's a hair here's a hair every all these wild hairs okay this is we don't want to see this it's it could be yeah looks like a little porcupine but really what we want to see when we do the first is work so are you using it two or four I'm using a four okay so I'll be using the four for the fur textures as well and you're basically just going to be doing sections of dashes like this and you're you you don't want them all uniform so I I don't want to have this be all the same size all over because that we're not totally sure but when we do little first here and a little bit here and a little bit here that shows that there's a little bit that there's shadow because essentially what you're doing is you're painting the shadow that is going underneath so if you look on my bunny especially on the chest area we are painting the shadow underneath the furry part of this chin so that's what these dashes are is it's actually we're painting the underneath part of the fur above it whose phone is that [Laughter] and it's going to be the same thing on the forehead of the bunny we'll just do those those thin little dashes so I know that when it comes time to do the the fur you guys are going to want to like do a bunch of these all over don't do that okay I'm just warning it out more like this yes it's more like that okay just like that yes so it's kind of more dashes a little bit more to the side exactly and you want to clump them together a little bit more okay yeah yep you're do I need a weakened clump a little more I think that's good and we'll get more to it we can do this more in detail when we get closer to it but it's kind of like okay but that was just a problem that I know we'll probably run into so I was giving you guys a head up heads up about that for a texture one one head up only that's all you get one bunny head all right let's get painting okay so oh maybe it's my phone I'm gonna put that out there you are the issues okay don't you see we can't use our phones okay so I'm gonna start with the back part of my ear here now if you don't like how dark your lines are you can take an eraser and go over your drawing before you start painting because once water hits these lines you cannot erase those lines and they don't disappear and because watercolor is transparent you will see the lines through it because I've done this so much that doesn't bother me but I know that when you're first starting out like those things you really notice and you like you know get uptight about just let that go if it really bothers you take me eraser and erase it out gummy erasers are the best we have them on our website for like a dollar or something and those whoops rubber cement pickups are only for the masking fluid we have learned actually no well I use my finger but you know okay so I like to mix all three of the colors the brown so I I'm going to take some golden brown and I'm gonna take some coffee brown and I'm going to take some black and I'm gonna mix that kind of right in the middle between them so I get a nice dark brown if you want your bunny more golden and tan then you're going to use more of the golden brown if you want your bunny a little bit more reddish you're going to use more of the coffee brown and my I actually painted this bunny again earlier this week that one turned out a little bit more reddish that's just how it turned out and I was ok with it so you know just kind of be okay with whatever color you have so and then I'm gonna start with the back ear of my bunny so I'm gonna start on my left side and I'm gonna do I'm going to start at the edge and I'm just gonna start filling it in till I get to this line that I have drawn here so I put in the color and then I rinse my brush the same kind of thing that we did in our exercises and I'm just gonna use that color that I just laid down just spread it out and I'm gonna introduce a little bit more golden I just put straight golden down there to make it nice and warm and then I'm gonna do a super light wash to this line I don't want it to be super dark because we're actually gonna go back and add some white fur on top of this so that's why I want the wash to be really light yeah we'll go into that far yeah go all the way up to the point and when you reach the point you're gonna want to drop in some more color at the top and if you Jenny if you want to take out your 5 by 7 reference and have that handy if that's helpful for you that's why we included those little five by sevens as a reference photo because it's so much easier to look at what you're trying to paint while you're painting it all artists use reference photos I always use reference photos so that's why we have that in there so please use it if you have those they're very handy so I'm going to drop in some color at the very top and then on the far side it's going to be kind of more of a medium wash so that's going to be even zaman amount of water and paint here now if you're new to watercolor and you're not entirely sure how to make something lighter because I said make sure you do a lighter area here to make something lighter you just use more water that's how you make a color lighter in watercolor you just make it more transparent so the white of the paper comes through and then that that's how it looks like a lighter color I'm just going to do a light wash all the way through here and then I'm gonna go back and do some a little bit of golden brown just for some warmth now if you want your bunny to be a little bit more on the gray your site you don't have to do that and the nice thing with watercolor that you have to remember to especially as we get down to this mouth area is we are we you can always layer so yeah I put a little bit of the golden brown I think that that's that one right there and then you're going to come in to the farthest line because that outer line will do a shadow in there so do the light wash all the way into that area you cannot push that back up if you don't want that to go down you might want it yeah you can rinse your brush yep okay you might want to add more water for yours Jamie a little bit and I know especially if you're not totally used to working with watercolor our instinct is to use just the paint but we have to remember that the water actually does most of the work so you've got to make sure that you're really utilizing that water and embracing watercolor for what it is okay there you go very nice okay now let's do the pink part of the ear so now we have this little section in the middle of our ear and this is the pink part the inside of the bunny's ears so I'm going to take a little bit of the crimson now this is a very bright saturated color it's so bright that I feel like if I put that straight down on my paper it would almost look out of place because it's so bright the red so what I like to do to tone it down is I just grab a swoop of my Brown that I've already mixed and mixed that in so it's a more d saturated darker red and I take that red and I'm going to put it right here at the corner so just just kind of at that bottom B and then I rinse my brush and I'm gonna spread out that pink so it's gonna get lighter as I go because I use more water as I go Oh mine's burning that's okay just stop it with your paper towel pick it up if your bunny ear is still super wet then just try and leave a little bit of a thin white line in between the area and then that way it won't bleed into it mine was dry enough so I didn't have to worry about that mine's a swimmin pool yeah maybe just wait a second and then go back in and and darken that and it's okay if it bleeds at the top we kind of almost want it to bleed at the top because then that's a more natural transition from the skin pink to the fur so if it believed at the top that's okay and I'm just gonna blend this out a little bit better just my brush is just kind of a clean mostly dry brush and I'm just kind of blurring those lines yep very nice it's looking good okay and then we're gonna do the same thing on the other ear so go to the other side get your dark brown and start painting now if you have the butcher trade palette you'll see and you like and I like to mix colors as you can see just all the colors I mixed together all the time I feel which is why I like these palettes because I have this whole work area to mix which is nicer than for me than the kind of KUB eed palettes because those ones I kind of just like mixed in between the Cubbies and that's not a lot of room don't stress just stop just leave that alone let it dry and move on to that one if you're if your bunny is getting too wet just you need to sometimes just like leave it and move on to another area because sometimes just messing with it over and over and over when it's super wet we'll just kind of frustrate you more so if it's too wet and thinks they're believing too much just kind of tap with your paper towel lift off some color and then move to a different area and let it dry so I'm continuing this light wash kind of all the way around with the very tip of the ears I'm going to go back in and drop in some dark color here and just kind of let that spread out on its own now again I'm doing a really light wash to this line and to get a lighter wash you're just using mostly water just super light and then I'm gonna do the center of my ear now my bunnies pretty wet still I can see it glistening so I'm just going to leave a tiny bit of space in between so they don't touch and then that way it doesn't believe like crazy on the bottom then I rinse can I just spread that pink all the way and kind of let it mix oh this part we come all the way into yeah so the reason so with lines the outlines do the outline of the shape of the body but then I also outline where there's like light and dark shadows so that's why sometimes having the reference photo is handy because you're like okay is this line where I'm stopping and starting a new area or is that just saying that it needs to be darker and then lighten up yes your buddy areas can be whatever color you want yellow and then I'm doing another layer of the crimson on my ear what's up okay do you guys want to hear a trick yeah teach us if you accidently splatter on your paper sometimes you can lift it up right away with water clean water probably not your paint water because your paint water already is tinted if that doesn't work get a mr. Clean Magic Eraser rip off a tiny little part get it in clean water and that that mark will come right up it's awesome and I hope somebody uses it and then tells me how great it is because I one time did a custom where I did a watercolor brush calligraphy of somebody's vows and I misspelled a word and it was all done and I sent it to her and I'm like do you like it she's like I love it but you misspelled this word and I was like and I thought I had to do the whole thing over again and then I just took my mr. Clean Magic Eraser and I just erased that one little letter that was supposed to be in the different letter and I painted over and you couldn't even tell and it was doing weird stuff so this here like is that what you're talking about that's the that's the grainy with the coffee brown right here mine did the same thing okay yeah no I don't think so mine soon it too on the top of the ears I feel like it adds to it personally because I think you get really cool textures okay sorry yeah okay let's go in and check in hi I feel like you're being so hard on yourself Rachel okay this is looking really nice you clearly have a dark to light over here what I would say to do is maybe go back and add a little bit more Brown to this pink in the very bottom okay because I think this pink is looking good but this one is almost a little bit too bright we want to kind of tone it down a little bit with a little bit more Brown and we want to do another layer anyway because when you add another layer of dark then it's gonna add to the depth of the inside of the ear awesome but it's looking good okay this is looking really good here I know that you're stressing about these but I am I personally I really like them and I think they add to our animal texture I like how it's really dark and then it moves to light over here I do another layer of dark on the tip of this ear okay and then when this dry when you go back to do this ear let's see are you with your paper when you do this pink try and make this pink even a little bit more lighter so add a little bit more water because we want it to be like barely there pink in this area does that make sense you can try and lift it out with water if if it doesn't lift out too much don't worry about it just pay attention to it in that side of the year okay oh this was your bad liner that you threw okay this is looking really great we have a nice dark to light over here dark to light over here the Pink's are looking good you can blend this one a little bit more if you want yeah just with some water just with some water and introduce a little bit of that Brown like almost spread that Brown down a little bit because we want it to see how this kind of like blends from the pink to the brown over here yeah that's what we kind of want to do too we don't want a clear hard line between where the skin ends and the fur because it slowly transitions yep that's better and then when this is dry I would go back in and do a on both of them a darker another layer wash yep and sometimes you do have to put it a few feet away from you and just walk away and be like that looks really good okay this is looking really nice I think this transition is really nice because we have the nice yellow – peach – pink I'm missing that a little bit on this side so what you can do is you can just lift out some color to lift out color you basically just lay water down here and you can either lift it out with your brush or you can take your paper towel and try and pick it up so that's just gonna pick that color right back up so I'm picking that up and then we're gonna grab a little bit of the brown it's okay if I paint when you're sorry I always forget to ask people and then I'm gonna start trying mixing some of the brown down a little bit so it's not such a strong it's there see and then that's kind of more of a natural transition I would even pick this up a little bit more and then do because what we want because you see how there's like a really nice dark goes to medium to light so I would do another little layer of like kind of dark right here and then blend that out though yeah blend that out with water I think I stole your line but it's looking good okay if if your brush is getting too wet so what I like to do is if I'm blending I'll get my brush wet to get clean water and then I either tap it on my glass and then a couple times on my towel so it's not soaking wet and then that way I have like a nice slightly wet brush to do some blending with okay now we're going to go down to the two probably bin nose areas so we're going to do the top of the head and the forehead and that's just a lighter wash I'm taking the same Browns that I was using for the ear but I'm lightening it up with a little bit of water and just kind of doing a light wash and we'll just do kind of a lighter wash because with this one with animals you I'm just looking really green what can I do to make it not so greenish doesn't that look green to you or is it just the light it's not to me it's not looking green but the golden brown when it lines up have kind of a greenish tint so you'll leave with the coffee so you'll want to use or you can mix in a little bit of crimson because red is greens complimentary color so if something is looking too green you can add a little bit of red to it and that is going to neutralize that green and vice-versa so if something's looking to red you can add a little bit of green to that and that's going to take out some of the red and it's going to make it a little bit more Brown so if that's the problem you're having then kind of go to its complement that's where it's kind of handy to have the color wheel around too if you're not totally sure what your complement color is are it's just what's red upper it is whatever is right across from the color wheel does that make sense so right now you're doing a second layer oh I'm just continuing on with my first layer I just stopped I just was talking in the middle so I had to stop okay and actually we can go we can continue this wash down to kind of this middle so I have three curved lines on the side of the nose one two three we're just going to go to number two eyes on the sides so we can just take this wash in and kind of keep it lighter I'm slowly finding my way over to your paint why the gasps Jenny because when you drop that color on it looks so dark and then you're like it's okay and then my bunny is looking a little bit yellow so I'm gonna go back in with more of the coffee brown black and do another kind of just quick little light wash on top but if you want your bunny a nice creamy yellow then stay with that you can have butter but you can't have a butter bunny if it was made out of bunny I mean it was made out of butter I think we just made up right now Rachel you don't know what a butter no go home right now make up butter you grab a bunny rub it in butter in a dangerous territory here okay and then for the nose I'm going to do a very light dot on the brown nose I'm not gonna follow the whole shape I'm going to do just kind of like that and it's gonna be light and then you're just gonna kind of spread that around a little bit but the goal is to have the center of the nose darker and then to have a very very light wash almost not even there around it and the reason why we do that is because we want this to have its own form like its rounding up so this area is highlighted and in the middle it's going to be darker yeah yeah and then maybe just let that dry for a second I'm just gonna leave that up let that dry and then do another little dark in the middle yeah yep that looks good that looks good and if it's too wet that your dark nose is spreading out when you're trying to add darkness to it then let it dry come back to it you can do another little darker wash right in the middle and it's not a big deal okay and then the next thing we're going to do is right beside the nose on either side where that line is that starts the nose we're going to do a darker line there and then do what we did in the warm-up which is we lay the color down and we just use water and spread it out we want aid we want a nice color or value variation there because that shows that it's going in so on a Bunny's face right the yeah we get a little bit more of this yes bone-dry on the coffee so when you add a darker shadow on either side of the nose that shows that the nose is actually three-dimensional it's coming out at you and then that's what's going to give it form a three-dimensional form so on either side we're just doing a little bit dark do you just got to wait a minute just got to wait a minute if it's spreading too much just wait a minute it's flying off a favorite no we're fine Jenny it's fine right on the very outside and then you want to spread it out we don't want too hard line if we do a hard line then that's just outlining that's flattening our bunny so you want to make sure that there is kind of a value it kind of blends up that makes sense blends out what's up okay so what we're gonna do here is I'm going to add a little bit of this color on this side on the out here can I go to there and then I'm gonna add a little bit of yellow on your nose because your bunny is really yellow but your nose is brown so let's let's match this guy up I'm just gonna make that and then well we can go back in with our blue proof white at the end and add a little highlight there okay I'm gonna try and lift some of this color out because we want the outside edge of the nose to be darker than the inside edge no we want the outside edge of this line to be darker than that Casey no just kidding good question Jason good question good good catch okay so then I'm just gonna add some shadow here some shadow here and then I'm gonna take my brush just kind of clean it off and blend that out like that so we have a kind of a transition going on from dark to light and if you got to like just blend this up what you want to do is we don't want like just these sections which which kind of makes it hard one where when I'm teaching this to paint because I section it off but we still want to blend it up and out so it's not too section II and then if you have to go back in and do another little thing blend it out blend it out a lot of it it's just like playing with it and keep on messing with it until you're like that's good that feels right okay and we'll let that dry and then if we add a little highlight on the very edge it's gonna really pop out no just keep blending that I feel like all of you guys are being really hard on yourselves right now I started this I didn't need to redo I need all of you guys to like take a deep breath because just so you know this bunny is going to look funny until the very end that's just how it is that's how animals are when you're doing animals it's like they look really weird until you're getting close to end and you're doing detail work and you're like okay this makes sense so don't stress about it you just gotta let things go and keep on going so now I'm gonna start adding a little bit of fur textures into the top of my bunny now remember with watercolors we love layering we love going back and doing stuff so don't feel like you have to get all of these right the first time so I did draw in some fur textures that I had on my drawing so I'm just gonna go in with my brush and just start doing the little fur textures that I have outlined they're just little dashes to the side I do do it in a darker color and just kind of have it going kind of back and forth and then after I lay that down I'll blend it out just a little and then I'll go back over it when it dries and do it again so you lay it down you get your textures and then you start to to blend it out a little yep and then you're going to want to go back in and kind of blend it out so it's not such strong lines yet I'm sure I'm sure I'm sure because watercolor is all about layering it's all about doing these little sections here and there just a little bit do I need to make those like thicker no I think that looks really nice she won't see a texture up close we know someone who can come in and do that that's you're gonna feel that that's okay because we're blending it out so this is not our final texture layer so don't stress so this is it's just kind of dashes that are kind of angled connected just here and there and then we're gonna kind of blend these out just a little bit to get some nice different color layering going on no it's okay yep I would even blend those out a little bit more I would stop okay because I think this is really nice but when you when you add water and take away too much add water take away too much we start to hurt the paper okay so I think this is looking nice we'll go back and we'll do a little bit more later after its dried yeah and I'm going to blend out even a little bit more he's got some big old cheeks one oh and you're like you're just losing all of it I know I know I know I know no but that's what we want we laid down color and then we kind of blend it out so it's a little bit more natural than when it dries we do it again yeah it's looking really nice well and if you don't you know if you're not thinking it looks just good just like take it back yeah and you're like Thanks oh yeah I can see it you like take it farther away yeah and sometimes if you're stuck that's a great thing where you're like my bunny is kind of offer I'm not sure about something seriously you put them on a wall you walk away and you look at it and you're just like okay from farther away that looks good or that face is a little I'll fix that so that's a huge thing okay okay and then I'm gonna start I'll do will do this and then we'll start our mouth so we're gonna start our like belly and for that I take my dark brown that I pretty much use with these bunny ears the very top but just stay with in whatever colors you guys have going on stay within those colors so and then I'm just going to go underneath here these dashes I'm still with I yeah i only have my round four for this entire thing is what I've been using and we use our liner for our detail so after I laid down that initial I just get my brush wet and I spread out that color so we still want to keep the idea of having dark at the very top and then as you spread out it lightens up as you go down and I'm not doing the detail for yet I'm just starting right underneath the chin for right now and then this space right here I'm going to leave white and then I'm going to start on this outer edge with that same thing using my darker Brown on the edge then just using clean water and smearing that and then you can connect these two just I like I kept it a pretty light wash oh that's a great idea she takes pictures along as she goes different stages and then looks back and see what she needs to address having looks different through a camera lens yeah it does and the reason why it looks different is because you're taking a three-dimensional and making it to demential which is why it's easier to work off photo references and real-life references because pictures already make it two-dimensional for you that was a little a little art 101 for you guys thank you so much yeah you're welcome okay and then on the right side I'm just doing a really light brown wash carrying this light brown wash to the very edge I'm so sorry you can't see Jamie yeah Rachel's the beginner yeah Jamie do you want to switch sure just got to be pink over so I went dark on the left hand side but then on the right hand side I kept it a lighter wash and I know this bunny looks so funny because of the eyes right now it's gonna look funny until we fill in those eyes so don't worry okay and now what I'm going to start doing is I want a really light wash around the mouth and so that's why I kind of wanted to let this dry a little and I'm just going to take paint water and use the color that I already have and spread that to my line that's right here by my nose this guy this the shorter one that's right inside here not the lips we're not going to the lips we're kind of just rounding this out here but we want it to be a really light wash this is outside the mouth yeah outside the mouth this little dish right here is what we're working to I think I forgot to draw it on this one so I make sense we're we want to leave this section right underneath the nose white okay so I just did this yeah just really light I just basically used water and use the color that was already there and spread that down to this line here and kind of just round it around the mouth yep just like that okay now let's start putting in some of our black so I'll we're not going to do the black center of the eye but we are going to do the black eyelid and our nose so if you feel more comfortable using your liner for that you're welcome to I'll try it with my liner or you can use your for because the floor has a really fine tip so if you're a light with your pressure you can do some detail lines with that so we're going to follow the eyelid shape here and then we're gonna fill in this like curve here at the top the little lid we're going to fill in the lid on the top and the bottom this is with a dark brown or the black the black just like that so we'll do the other one and I'm going to turn it so I don't get my hand in it but I'm following the shape of my eye with my black line and then I'm filling in the lid just like that and around the bottom too and that's it and that's all we're gonna do for the eye right now coz the eyes I like to leave very last because we want to make sure everything is dry so it doesn't bleed out because the eyes need to stay sharp and then I'm going to do my nose so I'm just following my nose follow your nose and then it gets the lang gets a little bit thicker where the nostrils would be I'm gonna do my main line here go out what's that it good and then you just do you're gonna fill in this little circle here was telling sorry I did a kickboxing class today and my hand is really shaky this is around the nose yeah so we did the nose around the bottom yep the bottom part of the nose we did that bottom line the mouth now I have a mouth here like this is open but this line is actually only telling me how far my shading goes when I spread out the black part does that make sense so I only fill in this purely oh I only fill in this pure black around here if that makes sense yeah so if you look at these side by side there's a shadow that comes out from the lip so this part right where these two lines meet those are dark and then when that dries a little bit we're going to spread out that gray – like this part that's why this line is here that makes sense so we're feeling am I gonna fill out these lines – so you do the bottom of the nose this line huh and then these two and then you fill in a like a little cup in between those two lines [Laughter] when I concentrate I get my face really close and then I have to realize yeah it's okay when I do line work I'm usually right on top of it – you threw away your bad liner oh no if you want to use mine okay it's right there unless yours is magic it is kind of magical let me see so I feel like you lost the shape of your knee of hearing so I'm gonna go back in and I'm gonna like making new okay so then what we need to do is I mean maybe it would be best to leave that off center instead of trying to curve that back straight and just have that mouth be a little bit to the side like it's like hey whatever like you know something and then we'll just have a black button and yeah and the funny thing with there's your liner with animals and portraiture and things like that is like the slightest direction of the line is gonna change your your things expression so when we painted this the other night one was angry one was sad one was happy and one was like no expression at all so I didn't mix to make my black I just used the black out it's the straight black section but of course I added water so it would be easier to move okay now we're gonna go back and we're gonna start adding layers to give our bunny a little bit more form in depth so I'm going to take my 4 and I'm going to grab some color kind of a medium wash it really just depends on how dark your bunny is is so my bunny is pretty light so I'm gonna grab kind of a medium wash and I'm gonna start adding some definition so the first things that I'm going to do is for the eyelids I'm going to show that there's a little bit of eyelid definition and I'm going to leave a little bit of space you want to come up here Casey yeah Jamie you can come up around too so I'm gonna leave a little bit of space between this black line that I made I'm gonna start right where it right here and I'm gonna follow the shape and then I'm gonna do that and then blend that out and that's just a little bit darker paint and that's just gonna give my eyelid a little bit more shape so already looking at this one that one has a little bit more form than this one because I put where the eyelid is and you can see here that's what I did right here so this one I didn't blend out as much that when I blended out more so you just put just a little bit of color and kind of have that eyelid going on and you want to start it right where the top and bottom meet right in that area you leave a little space same on the other side and blend it out and that makes our eyes pop and then we have Popeye yep you're just on fire tonight Popeye okay yep yep yep that look that's looking good same for you perfect all right let's move on okay we're gonna do that same thing around the cheeks so around like this this area right here so two and three we're gonna kind of do that same thing where we dark in heavy line but we don't want to outline so after we do the heavy line we take water and we blend it out just do just one and I did the one right like it's so hard to describe how big this one the middle one so this line I'm adding a little bit more definition to I you lay down color and then you're gonna blend it out it's gonna give our bunny some shape and if you got to blend it out all the way to the eye that's what you got to do some big deal and I'm gonna do the same thing on the other side so right now we're just adding shadows to our bunny and I'm just kind of blending all around it yep yep I would even do it again cuz right here your bunny has worked maybe it is the Velveteen Rabbit cuz that think we so love you worn out that's right yep and then so you what I like to do so now we have some white spaces in here right you're like what is going on with those for this area in this area and I'll put that over here do me so you can see this and this I'm just gonna take a light wash and just kind of merge those together so it's not totally white but the chin area I am leaving white that's fine it's many if you've already been there that's fine for many seasons okay and then let's add some more fur texture to the bottom now this is where we're going to pay attention to those little furry free texture lines that I have going on so I'm gonna do my dues over here dude dude dude dude that is a technical term you can look it up and then you take your water and you blend it out so it's not such dark lines yeah these are little fur textures that we're doing yeah just like the ones we practice in the beginning and these ones your strokes can be a little bit bigger than what we did on the forehead of the bunny I'm doing it also on the very on the chest right underneath the chin I'm doing another layer because it's all about layering in this painting layers and layers and when you blend out you want to blend out to the bottom so you laid your dark color out here and I'm going to blend out underneath it kind of like that blend out underneath it blend out underneath it because we want these parts where we put the lines to be our darkest areas for our fur texture and when we do another layer underneath the chin another layer here and then you blend out underneath yep yep so I really like how on this one how your blends went see how I don't know if you did that on purpose but they kind of shifted direction which is good because this bunny is round mm-hmm so you want to do the same thing on this side so you want this one these ones to go this way too okay and I would do another layer here so it's not like dark white dark like another furry another furry like do darker here and then blend that out more okay where it meets that texture okay which we do a check-in sorry no that's fine so this is looking really nice and when you blend it out you want it to stay within that same four brushstroke okay so even when you're blending your like blend that makes sense so you're still doing those kind of strokes yep and I would maybe even do a little nother for a texture here so it's not such a huge empty space right there okay but besides that I think that's looking really nice okay yep-yep-yep I decided to add more because my bunny was kind of looking like he'd been through a shaver not much well you haven't absolutely that right to do that if you guys want to add more fur on your thing if you're not liking how much fur is on it then add more fur that good yeah yep I think that's looking really nice in a while it is looking wild but like you said you have a well-loved rabbit so it's looking good what if anything I would just go in and add a little bit of darkness underneath here because we want underneath that chin to be dark because that's actually going to be our darkest area because our chin is kind of covering it right so it's gonna be the most shadowed so like this yes okay now we're gonna spread out the black that we laid down for the mouth so I'm just gonna take my brush make sure it's kind of just water on it and then I'm just going to right underneath the mouth I had that puddle of black that I did and I'm just spreading out and I'm gonna go not all the way to the chin kind of like almost to the chin and then with that same black that's on my brush I'm going to do these lines here these middle lines that we haven't really done anything with that are kind of weird and then we fill in between with shadow if you have to grab a little bit more black because you kind of ran out that's okay but you should be able to use the black that's already there and rework it I'm not painting all the way up to the nose right underneath that nose is white right now and if you spread it out too much that you lost your black line that's okay we go back in when it dries and we do another black line I just like to use the color that's already there and then do detail stuff later let's see yep and then even take even lighter wash and meet that up meet that up so it's like almost barely there at the end and then that way it kind of connects to what we already have going on here it's not their doubting themselves so what's keeping things positive over here okay and I'm gonna add a little bit more for textures on my forehead I'm gonna go all the way up over here to kind of like the top of the head and then follow those lines that we kind of already laid down just do some textures the coffee we're good yep so you put in the the FIR lines and then I like to blend them out just a little maybe not as much as the first time so you can still see them we just went a little bit yep all my friends are going probably a little boo and then blend and blend down when you blend down so many colors that make everybody has so many colors we do we do and if you want like because sometimes like in this one I have these very strong colors that's just pure golden brown where I was just like let's add a little bit of warmth to you so I was just like here here's some golden brown here's some golden brown here some here so wherever you can always go in and just drop in some color somewhere and you just get a nice strong warmth to it and then I'm just gonna go in on my cheeks and do one more dark two out and when you do this next one dark two out don't follow the curve of the line exactly so this is like a curved line here you're gonna almost want to do four lines coming out like that because it's furry all over so it's gonna be like so I just did on the cheek right here oh I just did just kind of fur kind of texture right on the outside and I'm gonna blend it just a little first line on the middle line yeah but you can do it you can you can do it on both lines right here or you could also just take your brush and smooth those out those first dashes if you don't like so you just kind of do that dipped it kind of around it oh good I'm glad we got our colors right then me neither that's why it's all mixed in in the middle and then I'm gonna make the circle on my nose a little bit darker that that little section I'm gonna go out mm-hmm right in the middle to make my little thing pop just a little where'd you do that right here in the center of my nose exactly Jennie just leave that right there nice little Mole moley okay Marilyn Monroe yeah she did okay now we're gonna do our eyeballs so we want our balls to be super black the way to get a really dark black with watercolor is you lay your water down first you do a thin layer of water and then you drop in the pure black okay so you can take your you can do this with the liner or your four and you just do a thin layer of water on the eyeball so I did my and if it bleeds a little here that's okay because this is already black and then you drop in you do the bottom half the eye you leave the top half where we have that kind of sectioned off you'll leave that white if you know that's okay just take your paper towel blot it up do the other eye first and when the other eye is dry go back to it so yeah you're just gonna go halfway up the eye I didn't I mean it it automatically smeared on its own because I was introducing water to it but yeah so it's just water that I'm putting in right now and then you drop in it's not a straight line in the middle it goes up because that is the pupil that part is black just like that I'm just gonna say my has been to the eye doctor his eyes are dilated that's okay yes big ol and then we're gonna know what that yes yeah so you want to also fill in that Center oh yes you do nope that's fine if you if what we want to do here just because expression now just pick it up a little like he look mine looks scared like and now we're gonna drop in the blank and then it's just gonna spread where we added the water yeah after we add this part your bunny should look a little bit more like oh okay you're not a scary thing anymore so that's just how these animals go like that I would just leave that are we taking a water break right now should we no we're good okay and then I'm gonna go back in and I'm gonna redo the black line on my mouth because I lost it when I blend when I blended that shadow out so if you feel good about your line then you don't got to do anything to it which line the mouth line okay so I lost its sharpness yeah when I when I was blending and also your bunny is not going to look complete until we do whiskers so don't stress also because the whiskers actually add a lot to the bunny and we're closing in on the end so you guys are doing great yeah it's I think we do it in such little parts that just little sections that we do and and then now so we're we want to add a little bit of a shadow on our eye but we're not going to do that yet because our black part is way too wet so you got to wait for that to dry so while that's drying we address other areas of the face so I'm actually going to add a little bit a fur texture on the dark part of my ear on my bunny just some touches through so I'm gonna have some here and then you can do some on the very edge too like one or two don't go don't go too crazy here but just so we're like oh yeah hair is coming out of there this is a hairy bunny I'm gonna do some kind of going up a little bit and they're just subtle they're just little subtle things but it's these little subtle details that really that people kind of notice do subtle lines over here just some fur I'm gonna do a little bit on the other side now there was a line over here I didn't draw mine in my outline which is kind of why I skipped it over but I'm gonna miss you you had it in yours because you're like there's two lines the the middle line here is gonna be a shadow so that's a darker line right there then you put dark in and then you spread that out so then that gives our bunny ear a little bit of a lip up here in the corner up here in the corner yep and then now I'm kind of just looking over anything I'm checking my work compared to the reference photo so this is where the reference photo is handy so like the outer ear on my right side is darker so I'm going to go back and do a little bit of a bit of a darker brown on the edge here and then blend that out and then I'm even going to go back to my nose and do another little dark to light wash and really give that nose dimension where are you doing that yeah just on the very edge here so I do my dark mark and then I blend it out because we don't want it to be outline we just want it to be shadowed I think it's okay I think what's happening here with yours is the length of your nose got probably a little bit long does that make sense so I would maybe try and blend out this in this area a little bit more cuz we really want it to be shaded here in here because that just made your nose really long like yeah yep yep just rub that out with Walter right there good job Charlie good yes and wherever you need you think there needs to be a little bit extra I'm gonna go back in on my eyelid on my left because I feel like it I lost it a bit you can do that go back and on my right I feel like my brush strokes are like really intense like I feel like you can see all of them if they're too intense for you then just take water and blend them out it's not more than kind of like done do you noticing like this line for example you know you can you can soften that a bit okay just water and I mean I'm going to do one more fur fur run through here on the bottom on my chest one more go at the fur another layer and at the very bottom I don't like to do like a perfectly straight line across mine yours could hit the bottom of the page or mine just kind of fades out with different brush strokes and I think that actually looks kind of cool and I'm just doing a couple four lines on this side so it's not so bear like draw little stick hands coming up just hit her I picture that little emoji with the two hands yeah I do with all bunny face okay so the black caught my eye is pretty dry now I feel comfortable adding a little shadow to it if yours is still super wet that it's totally glistening don't do this yet but we're just going to use clean water and the first half so the closest half to the to the inside of the bunny we just add water to it and create a lighter shadow so this is the glare on the eye of the bunny but sometimes a glare is not completely pure white sometimes it's a little bit of a soft shadow it turns from grey to white so we're just gonna add now you don't want to mess with it too much because it's going to turn the whole thing black so you see how that's just like a light gray just on the first half of it on both sides so just like the softest light gray and that's all you got to add to that now this one I mess with too much so I'm going to lighten it up yes that one was like where is this with still the same size brush yeah that one I did with my force you feel more comfortable doing that with your liner then go for it I'm dragging it from the block already half yeah yep and you're just gonna do so not all the way so you want to still keep some of it white oh so I'm going to smooth that off and then you just took water and we're just going to add a little bit of a like right here okay and that's it so it's the outside you're gonna leave the very outside of it white okay if you didn't or if something kind of bled too much that's okay we have our bleep roof we can go back in and add the glare to our eye so don't stress this is why we have our bleep roof white so if your if your eye is floating and nothing then you're gonna carry you're just going to carry this line over and make underneath the eyelid does that make sense so you're gonna make it like that and still wet in I love how we're all doing the same thing but they're all kind of dere all are different they're all super different colors like Jamie's over there I like the light color it's super pretty cute yeah that one that's he's a lot of golden brown with that and that is such a that's like such a great warm yellow what what's left on mine that I got to do I just got to do the whiskers and then the white first on the top and then we're done that's it what do we do first whiskers our white fur let's do whiskers don't be scared just remember if you got to use your practice sheet a couple times to feel good about it then do that I like to turn mine to this right and remember to whisk with your arm so and you don't have to follow these lines exactly don't trace these lines though that's going to be really hard to do so just follow the general direction of them so it's like I have one going this way so it's like there's a line there's a whisker there's a whisker they're not traced perfectly I'm just so good no I'm just kidding just do it and then I'm gonna add just like a couple more really oh okay okay I'm just kind of doing some hair so I was doing the galaxy with my mom when she came to visit and she is left-handed so doing this is really hard for her or she just like couldn't figure out how to maneuver it uh-huh and I didn't how to explain because I'm right-handed right but Jenny you are living proof that you can do it with your left hand because you can absolutely and some of the whiskers you're gonna bring into this lighter inner cheek area see how this is a light area I'm gonna bring some whiskers going in there too so there's some going in there and then there's a little behind – a little yeah just wait just wait till that Dreyse don't worry you're gonna do a couple whiskers on top of that you won't even be able to see it okay and then we're gonna do the eyelash whiskers now if you go too long with these they're gonna look like eyelashes like fake eyelashes just so you know I learned that I've learned that earlier this week when I was doing this I really did I was like dang she's fabulous okay so you just if you and then I'm gonna turn it this way if there's really nothing you can do I'm sorry you got to embrace it if you try and blend it out it's gonna make it thicker if you have a mr. Clean Magic Eraser you can try and erase it up but for us we just got to embrace the thickness of it and then there's some eyelashes on the bottom don't forget those now these ones are really tiny and soft like barely there so these ones are barely they're very soft yeah there are whiskers going down – yeah I would even do a couple more you know so I just do when I draw on the whiskers I just I don't do everyone exactly on how I did it on the painting I just put those there to give you a general idea of the direction of them and so there's only like four whiskers on the left in the drawing or something do more layer those oh I just totally mark my paper that's okay embrace any break I'm embracing it I love it okay now we just need to do our white highlight so we're gonna take our bleep proof white and I'm gonna use some clean water to rinse my brush so my brush is nice and clean so here's some white for you guys here here yeah yeah you can use your four or your a liner whatever you feel comfortable with it really just I feel comfortable with my four because I know that I can get a nice light pressure on mine if you're if you have a two that's great yeah if you have it too that might be preferable for this part so I'm just going in in this part right here and making little fur lines so we know that this fur is overlapping the ear and then you kind of wipe off your brush and you blend out that white so it's not just like white marks going on so we just did a couple fur lines and if it's not white enough then you just need a little bit more paint what's up girl and then you just kind of smear it out a little bit so it's not just like pure white lines so it kind of like blends in to what's already it might turn a little bit of a gray or color that's okay minded that on all my paintings because we're adding white on top of color so it's not going to be totally pure white that's okay you just need to blend it out a little bit too oh you're funny is so cute Missy okay just thank you take this we're gonna blend it more yeah like really just be like we are one unit okay you can go as far as you want but that makes the most sense to me to bring out of that that's far over that's okay you have a little highlight here whoo Eric you better get out of here we a.m. it's fine okay and then I'm actually on the very bottom of this bunny there's little white whiskers on his chin and then going down so that's where I take my liner and you just do a couple white whiskers kind of come in actually I need more paint you're just kind of blend here so it's just a few white whiskers and then on the very bottom of our eye we're gonna do a little highlight on the edge of the bottom on both sides it's gonna be a little and it gives our bunny a little extra glare yep hi Kate from Australia I did a little white whiskers down here and then a little white glare okay you need to blend out more in this area here in here just on the little edge on the bottom of the eye on the outer edge it's just a tiny little white glare just like just a little extra glistening to our Bunny's eye so I already did it but I'll bring it up it's just this little guy right there and this one got longer okay so yeah there you go so when I did the white whiskers they were just little lines and then if you need to so these were little white whiskers that I added and if you need to define the bottom of your chin a little bit more you can with the white if you feel like you need to so it's like okay I'm gonna make that go a little bit longer you don't want to do it to organize and to like just because then it is going to look like a little goatee a little beard so it's like just like that just little hairs that are kind of coming off so it's like this chin is in front of the chest hair gouache should work the same as bleed proof white yes because this bleep roof white is opaque white which is what gouache would be good good question sue so it's kind of like he has a little ramen on his chin so you don't want to you don't want to do little – is too far away from this main part white and heart so if you're going to do it it's going to be like right in this area like that and then I would go underneath and kind of darken okay those lines so the eye I just did a little white line there and then a tiny tiny tiny little – just on the very bottom and Rachel this is where you can go in and put that white back in on the outer lid this is where you can go back in and I did a baby one does that is that enough yep that's good just kind of whiten that outer lid if you lost it at the bottom right here I'm getting too broad with that aren't I here let me go in so it's not that you're what's happening is that your strokes are just too uniform uniform that's why it's looking that way so I'm gonna actually add some shadow to it and kind of shape it up a little bit more just like that and then we want to even darker right underneath now it's gonna be hard it's gonna be a little bit of a gray color cuz we put some bleep roof right there but we really want to add that depth to this bunny so I'm going in even with a really dark brown and then that shaped our chin a little bit better there we go okay that's okay you can't even tell all right we're ready to are you guys ready to hold them up I feel ready okay okay let's see everybody's oh they look so cute oh they are cute it's got a little bit of line to it good job you guys Rachel turn yours a little bit they look good everybody did a great job I hope you're happy with yours please post it if you put it on Instagram you can tag us in it our our Instagram account name is let's go make art or you can hashtag it let's make art the project name is watercolor rabbit if you're on Facebook you can just comment that's what people have been doing that I notice that I love is they just write during this video they just comment their photo right when we're done and I love that everybody can see it so I'm do that if you want any critiques for me or what to do to make it better you're welcome to email it to me at Sarah at let's make art calm and then next week you guys ready to see next week this is the one Dre and I tried to test so three minute video yes so we did a slightly different version from that from that it was our tester one that was our flowering cactus was our tester but people have wanted to actually do it so this is what we're doing next week totally gorgeous we'll have the supplies up tomorrow of everything you'll need we'll also have a kit for this if you're interested complete with outline and everything so hope to see you then thanks guys thank you Oh cleaning your brushes what you want to do is I just use the cup that's already here and I almost press down till it gets to that now you don't want to do it too hard because you don't want to bend your bristles like you don't want to like hurt your bristles but I kind of like scrub it on the bottom till it's nice and clean you know it's clean because there's no color when it comes off on your paper towel you want to lay it down until it's dry and then when it's dry you can put it in a cup okay yeah so my liner I do the same thing I just kind of swish swish swish yeah you can do it under a running faucet honestly I usually just use this cup dry on my paper towel and then that's just how I clean my brushes you lay them there till it's dry and then you can put them in a cup to stand up I've heard that is the best way to take care of your brushes what you don't want to do is this because I got yelled at this in art class one time don't do this oh okay my teacher got so mad at me and I'm scarred forever but with the small brushes you don't have to worry about it with like the tens and they're wet you don't want to like use a paper towel to scrunch them you basically just do this till and then like shape it and then leave it alone don't scrunch it with a paper towel I don't know why but I got reamed so I am saving you okay thanks everybody bye


  • Nannette Lake says:

    I used the magic eraser idea, worked like a charm!

  • Mandy Fish says:

    Great. I really enjoyed your video. You are a lovely teacher, so patient. All the bunnies looked fantastic. Lovely to watch. Thank you.

  • Annette Nelson says:

    This is the cutest bunny ever!!! Cannot wait to get my kit!

  • P Chaplin says:

    You're amazing.

  • suzanne says:

    Al is a big guy!

  • Eula Morrissey says:

    I just recently found your YouTube videos. And I'm really enjoying them. I'm new to watercolors and have always wanted to learn! So I will be joining your monthly subscriptions. I was so surprised to see Jenny! I have learned alot from her quilting videos! I also love to make quilts. You make it easy to learn! Thank you!❤

  • Debra Bartman says:

    Thank you for teaching us how to paint this cute bunny. I painted along with you. So fun! I love bunnies.

  • Eileen Stephens says:

    This was a fabulous lesson. I feel like i leaned a lot. Thanks

  • Cathy & Mike Quimby Quimby says:

    Hey I recognized Jenny from Missouri Star! Are you all in the same town?

  • Beckie Palmer says:

    These are so fun. Thank you so much for making these tutorials. Your explanations are so intuitive. My paintings are coming out so nice. I am so inspired to keep going and learn more each week. I love the fun atmosphere of these live sessions. Please keep these coming. I especially love the furry little creatures!

  • Jennifer George says:

    You are amazing teacher I am looking forward to doing many paintings with you!

  • Gloria Westerman says:

    I absolutely love how you teach and paint…but I do have a question….WHAT IS DIFFERENCE IN THE MONTHLY SUB. THAN THE REGULAR KIT???? Thank you so much for doing this…and I can't wait to see whats next and get the kit…

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