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How to Paint a Hummingbird

——   Created by Darren Yeo

Watercolor Painting Tutorial

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In this class, I will show you how to paint a hummingbird in watercolor. This hummingbird is uniquely painted using 'negative painting' techniques. This is a technique where you create shapes by painting around the subject. This class will also cover how to paint use negative painting to paint leaves.

*The reference photo is attached in the class project* This is a royalty free image covered by the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.

The course project

Using my completed painting or the attached photo below as a reference, lightly sketch in the outline of the hummingbird and some loose background shapes such as leaves, branches and flowers. If you're feeling adventurous, make it your own, by changing the colours of the hummingbird and background!

Using the tips and techniques shown in the tutorial, create your own painting of a hummingbird. 

Share your creations here! If you have any questions, let me know in the discussion and I will get back to you.

3 Lessons

3 mins
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5 mins
Painting the Lighter Values
7 mins
Painting the Darker Values

About the instructor

Darren Yeo
Darren Yeo
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Hi, I'm Darren from Watercolour Mentor, and I'm here to Mentor, Encourage and Inspire you in your watercolour journey! I like to provide as …

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