Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Crayon Raindrops through a Watercolor Rainbow

Today all I'm doing is using crayon instead of paint for the raindrops in my last post.
Painting Raindrops

Then I'm adding a rainbow over the crayon raindrops.

  • Draw and color in some raindrops with a blue crayon.
  • You only need about 1/4 the size of a blue sheet of construction paper because a few raindrops might be fun whereas a lot of them might be tedious.

Crayon Raindrops on a Small Blue Piece of Construction Paper

  • With watercolor paints, paint a rainbow over the raindrops.
  • Start at the bottom of the rainbow and work up.
7. Red
6. Orange
5. Yellow
4. Green
3. Blue
2. Indigo
1. Violet

Watercolor Rainbow over Crayon Raindrops

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Painting Raindrops

I'm using
  • non-toxic, washable project paint
  • a brush from a children's watercolor paint set
  • a scrap of blue construction paper.


Today we are getting the feel of painting raindrops. What seems at first an easy shape to paint can quickly become distorted.

So I start with a long thin triangle using downward strokes and one right to left.


Next I round out the bottom corners. Here I started at the left middle of the triangle, and painted one downward stroke out around the corner and then in toward the center.
 I did the same on the right.
After that I rounded out the bottom just a bit.

Bottom Corners Rounded Out

Last, I fill in the raindrop with paint starting at the top using downward strokes working from the outer edge to the center.

Finished Raindrop

Now practice as much as you'd like and experiment with painting different sizes of raindrops.

Practicing a Variety of Sizes

Update: April 14, 2015
Here's a rainbow over crayon raindrops. Draw the triangle with a crayon, round out the bottom corners while coloring in the triangle making it into a raindrop,
Crayon Raindrops through a Watercolor Rainbow