Watercolor Tiger – PRACTICE Version Done

Well, this is definitely just a PRACTICE piece, and although I put at least 4 hours in on it, it was time well spent, because I learned tons. I actually have a list of steps that I’ll use on the next attempt at this piece. One of the biggest changes is that I’ll be using Masking Tape for the palm fronds.

I’m really happy with how the black stripes worked out. I painted them wet-on-dry, and then spritzed them with water to make the edges softer.



I’m not even going to point out all the stuff that’s “wrong” with the final piece. In spite of those things, I’m pleased with the process, and getting my head around the idea of this being a practice piece definitely allowed me to try things that I wouldn’t have otherwise……..


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5 Responses to Watercolor Tiger – PRACTICE Version Done

  1. Ev says:

    you never cease to amaze me … wow!!

    • mckitt123 says:

      Thanks Ev! I really appreciate the comments. Watercolour is SO much trickier than acrylic, and I had fun with this one – it’s teaching me patience, ha!

  2. Lorna says:

    To date, this is one of my favorite pieces that you painted. The fur, whiskers, and the softness of the stripes are fabulous.
    Can’t wait to see the final one

  3. Jen says:

    You know how you tell me to crop something if I am not happy with it. If you take the nose and below, it really is a cool amazing picture.

    • mckitt123 says:

      That’s very true (and wow, someone DOES actually listen to me!). But I don’t even need to save any of it, ’cause I learned so much from this exercise. I’ve already starting to draw out the next tiger. I’m using a completely different photo, and will be modifying it a bit. I’ll tear up this painting and use the paper for journaling………

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