From the messy art book, we have a watercolor doodle of lush green cacti.
I have used a different coloring style and technique for this watercolor painting, then the other cacti watercolor doodles. Using a Wet on Wet watercolor technique has helped achieve a different look to this doodle.
Wet on Wet watercolor technique usually implies that we wet the paper first with clean water and then use wet paint on it. Wet paper allows us to easily spread the colors and mix them with other colors as desired to achieve a beautiful blend of colors.
- Basic Watercolor paints
- 2B pencil
- Basic drawing sheet
- Micron pen 0.5
Step 1: Start with a simple sketch of the cacti plants. I sketched different types of cacti to get some variation. Use references from internet or Pinterest to draw the cacti.
Step 2: Start painting using watercolor on wet paper. Use a thick size 5 brush and apply clean water on the paper to wet the paper surface.
Step 3: Pick up shades of green using the same brush and apply it on the drawing sheet, mixing and blending different shades together.
Step 4: Once you are happy with the background of blended colors, let the paint dry before starting on giving details and shades to the cacti.
Step 5: Now using a smaller brush size 2, pick the watercolors and add shading to the cacti.
Step 6: After the paint dries, you can gave the cacti outlines and thorns using my Micron pen and finish it off with some splashes of blue.
Hope I was able to inspire you with this watercolor technique.
You can watch the making video of this art below or on my YouTube channel.