How to draw an ant, and then paint to look round and dimensional. It’s not that hard if you have a skinny brush.
Try adding a little crayon and watercolor to your study of ants and see what happens.
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- Watercolor paper (I used Strathmore for my sample)*
- Ruler, pencil (for making guidelines)
- Liquid watercolor paint (I used Sargent®)*
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- Lightly draw guide lines down the center of the paper with a pencil.
- Students draw the ant as shown in the tutorial.
- The ant is traced with a dark crayon.
- Paint the ant with one layer of black paint.
- Add more paint on one side to shade and add dimension. Let dry.
- Paint the background.