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Bee Watercolor Step by Step Tutorial
A step by step tutorial to paint yourself a buzzing watercolor bee.

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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Bee Watercolor Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by painting the shapes in black with just water. Then when the water has soaked in a little, using black paint, dab colour on to the water areas, watch it bloom over the water! You can use a clean, wet brush, to pull some of the colour a little if you would like softer edges.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Bee Watercolor Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    When your black paint is nearly dry, using the wet on wet technique again, add in the yellowy-orange areas. If your black paint blends in to the orange too much, you can dab it away a little with some tissue or kitchen paper.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Bee Watercolor Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    The next step is the wings. Using a thin brush and a light brown colour, you can paint the brown wing lines. Once they are dry, paint a wing shape over with clean water and dab on light blues, greys and whites to fill the wing areas. Concentrate the darker colours on the edges to show off the shape.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Bee Watercolor Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a thin brush, you can now paint on the legs. I used a mixture of brown and black here. Keeping the brown on one side of the legs helps to create a bit of a highlight.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Bee Watercolor Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    When your bee painting is completely dry, you can then use some white paint to add highlights to the body and head!

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