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Cactus Watercolour Tutorial
A step by step tutorial to paint a pretty cactus plant

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  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Cactus Watercolour Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    You can start with a quick sketch, or dive right in to painting! Use a wet brush to paint clean water in oval shapes on to your watercolor paper. Wait until the water has soaked in a little and then dab on green paint and watch it blend over the paper.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Cactus Watercolour Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Once your base layer is dry, add some darker green areas on top, making sure to define the different ovals, so they stand out on top of each other.

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Cactus Watercolour Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    When your second layer is dry, use a thin brush to paint lines and spikes on your cactus, don't make them too uniform, random is key!

  • How to paint a piece of watercolor art. Cactus Watercolour Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    When the dark green details are dry, you can add some cute little flowers on the top, with red and yellows.

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