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

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