ARTIST: JANABSTRA

How to: Create Textures & Depth - Mushroom Art piece

we’ve created a video tutorial on how to create textures and depth demonstrated on a Mushroom Art-piece! This tutorial demonstrates how to paint a detailed Mushroom using the correct color selection of our 48 Watercolor Paint Palette, and how to create textures and add depth to the painting.

Let's get started! 

LIST OF SUPPLIES:

1. GenCrafts 48 Watercolor Paint Palette ​
2. GenCrafts Watercolor Paper Pad ( comes with the 48 Watercolor Paint Palette)
3. A detailed Paint brush
4. White Acrylic Paint or Pen
5. A cup of water
6. Paper towel or Napkin

Step 1: Using the Watercolor Brush Pen that is included in the 48 Watercolor Paint Palette, add the color “Tangerine” onto the top of the Mushroom.

Step 2: Add the color “Red Orange” to the sides, keeping “Tangerine” visible on the right most region on the mushroom top *Tip* After cleaning your Water Brush Pen, apply the clean brush to the right most side of the mushroom top to enhance the light coming from the right side.



 

Step 3: To add more depth to the mushroom top, apply the watercolor “Scarlet” to the outermost area of the mushroom top.

Step 4: For the stem, lightly dip your watercolor brush into “Cool Grey” and “Umber”. 

Step 5: Apply the mix of colors to only the left of the stem to enhance the light coming from the right side. Leaving a white area on the right side to give texture.

Step 6: For the ground beneath the mushroom, apply the watercolor “Umber”

Step 7: Using the small detailed paint brush, apply more umber with less water on the brush to add more texture the ground.



 

Step 8: Using the small detailed brush, add small lines to them stem of the mushroom.

Step 9: To add more shadows and texture on the stem, apply “Red Orange” with the small detailed brush.
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Step 12: For the leaves lightly glide the center of the paint brush either towards you or away from you to create the shape of the leaves.




 

Step 10: Mix the watercolors “Golden Brown’ and “Black” and apply the mixture with the detailed brush to add detail onto the stem.



Step 17: Again for the leaves, lightly glide the center of the paint brush either towards you or away from you to create the shape of the leaves.





 

Step 11: To create more dimension on the mushroom top, mix “Scarlet” with ‘Umber” and it apply it to the left side of the mushroom top using the detailed brush.

Step 12: Using the small detailed brush, apply the watercolor “Pewter” to the inside of the mushroom top to create more shadow and contrast. *Tip* The key to creating depth with watercolors is painting in layers. You build more contrast by adding dark colors. 

Step 13: Apply the white dots onto the mushroom top using a white Acrylic Pen. ( Feel free to use white acrylic paint or masking fluid).



Step 17: Again for the leaves, lightly glide the center of the paint brush either towards you or away from you to create the shape of the leaves.





 

Step 14: Apply white to the right side of the stem to add highlight and detail to the ground as desired.

Step 15: To create more depth, mix the colors “Scarlet” + “Umber” + “Black” and gently apply the mix under the white dots.










 

Step 16: Use the color “Olive” to represent the grass and apply it using short and quick stroke with the small detailed brush.
 bleeding into the skin. to create the shape of the leaves.






 

You've Made It! 

Awesome! You have now learned how to create textures and depth using our Watercolor Paint Palette on a Mushroom Art piece! Keep in mind, color selection is very important to ensure the right outcome of this art piece, but feel free to use your very own colors as desired! We hope this tutorial has been insightful and that these tips have inspired you to create more art! Practice, practice, practice - you’ve got this!

We’d love to see your artwork on Instagram - Show us your talents!
Post your artwork on Instagram, be sure our product is featured in the photo, tag us, and use the hashtag #gencrafts
As always, CREATE, SHARE, & INSPIRE!

Purchase your 48 Watercolor Paint Palette today!

Watercolor Paint Palette - 48 Colors
Watercolor Paint Palette - 48 Colors
Watercolor Paint Palette - 48 Colors
Watercolor Paint Palette - 48 Colors
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GenCrafts 48 Watercolor Palette

Watercolor Paint Palette - 48 Colors

$32.99
  • The Beauty of Watercolor, Without the Mess - Put the water cups and newspaper away. Simply add water to fill our mess-free watercolor palette, and create a beautiful masterpiece with ease.
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  • Finish Pieces Faster - When you’re ready to paint, the last thing you want to do is have to wait a long time between layers for your watercolor paint to dry. Our premium paints are quick-drying to eliminate those long wait times. Plus, if you need to retouch parts of your painting, it’s as easy as dabbing them with some water to soften them up.
  • No More Waste - Our watercolor paints are easily reusable and reactivate with water, so you can use them whenever you want. Since our paint is quick-drying and stored in a protective metal case, you’ll never need to throw away cracked and flaky watercolor paint ever again! 

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