Stuck at home with nothing to do? It’s time to let your inner Picasso out! Let’s start with some basics like painting water drops. Ever wondered how some canvases have the most realistic looking water drops? Well, soon enough you are going to be the one painting them. We have found the top 10 best tutorials to help you start painting those water drops to perfection. It might seem a bit difficult at first but don’t worry step by step you’ll get there!
When it comes to painting a water drop the secret lies in shadowing and highlighting. No matter what kind of tool you use to draw the water drop, the main step is shading the drop. First of all, you must make an outline, the shape of the drop. Then, you will need to shade one side to give it a more 3D look. After this step, highlight the inside of the drop with the lighter color then the base. You can use a white highlight spot to make the water drop seem crystal clear and that is how you can paint water drops.
The first tutorial video on our list is by Shaun Ryan art and the reason why we think it deserves the number one spot is because it explains in detail, step by step on how to get the perfect water drop and make it realistic. The tutorial does not have any audio but the artist uses soothing music and easiest techniques to show you how it’s done. With every step there are written subtitles on the screen bottom explaining what to do.
This blog is so easy to follow; it is a pictorial for all those who want to compare their drawings step by step. It uses the basic art supplies such as water colors but the secret element here is the use of finishing materials such as gel pens to give that final touch. Every step comes with a helpful image of how your drawing should look. The pictorial can help you stay on your own pace and not scramble to follow a quick video.
Since most of our tutorials were focused on water paints or acrylics, this one is for all those obsessed with sketching. It can also be a steady practice for paints later on. In this tutorial, wei teaches his audience how to sketch a realistic water drop which t be honest is the base you need to work on your water drops. You can use this tutorial as an exercise to perfect your water drops.
This one’s a long tutorial but that means more detail and accuracy. The unmasked art in this video builds up a brilliant rainy day painting with huge water drops dripping down in a vibrant blue color. If you’re looking to follow someone’s lead the unmasked art is the one for you. It teaches a really good technique and explain each step.
In this tutorial, the artist uses colored pencils to draw bright colorful water drops. It’s all about the highlighting and shading of the drops that gives it a 3D realistic look. To top it all off they use white gel pens to give a crystal image appearance. It’s a simple tutorial based on real time. SO when the video is done you will be done too!
This tutorial works on different sizes of water drops and the artist also offers painting classes, so it can be one stop shop for all your artistic desires. Louise helps you make your paintings seem realistic with small touches such as adding water drops. The step by step process helps you first grasp the basic concepts of water colors and then moves on to some helpful tips. Once you’re done, u will be able to make different water drops at a professional level!
This blog is quite short, if you are looking for tips on how to work with acrylics on paper then this blog is for you! It helps you achieve different water drop shapes and how to make them look realistic with your acrylics. The steps are short but concise. So, basically it does not waste your time and jumps right in. I do think the steps are a bit short and won’t be very helpful if you’re a beginner.
Although this blog is aimed for beginners, I feel as if it is a bit advanced because even though it teaches you how to make the perfect bright colored water drops, it is still not practical enough. The pictorial shows a step by step process but mixes the steps to much. The shading and highlighting is to muddled but if you can get past that, it’s a very nice technique.
In this tutorial, Anna mason teaches her audience how to add finishing touches to their paintings that make it so magical. If you’re looking to enhance your masterpieces, you can learn some tips from her on how to make water drops as finishing touches on your paintings for a realistic effect. It is not easy to paint over your image especially water drops, so this tutorial will help definitely.
This tutorial uses some advanced level tools but has an easy painting exercise that you can follow to achieve a simple yet easy water drop painting. The techniques used are a bit advanced which is why it’s not very high on our priority list but if you are looking for a challenge well we found you one!
My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!
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