Learning Objectives:
  •  Practise the watercolour techniques learnt in previous lessons
  •  Understand the importance of paint consistency
  •  Learn how to blend from one colour into another using watercolours
  •  Explore and develop one's own painting style
What you will need: 
A reference image, watercolour paper (or your sketchbook), a soft pencil (preferably 2B or 4B), rulereraserpencil sharpener, watercolours, a small brush, a pot of water and a paper towel.
Your Task:
Referring to the video below, practise painting a fish using one of the reference images provided. 
Choose a fish to paint from one of the images below:
Octopuses (a bit easier):
Dancer Fish (more advanced):
Top Tips
  • Draw your outlines as lightly as you can so that you can't see them after painting
  • Paint the large areas first and the details later
  • Leave gaps for the lighter details - you can't easily paint light colours on top of dark colours when using watercolour paints
  • Leave your paint to dry before adding a second layer if you don't want the colours to blend