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TUTORIAL 2 - TINY FESTIVE REINDEER

Niki Pilkington

A LITTLE STEP BY STEP OF TO MAKE YOUR OWN TINY FESTIVE REINDEER

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WHAT YOU NEED:

Watercolour paper - Any kind will do - I’ve used @strathmore watercolor paper.

Pencils - For sketching your design - any will do, but I use @Derwent graphite pencils.

Watercolours - Again, you can use any kind of watercolors for this - just use your fave color combination (I chose four colours in total including black). I used a mixture of my old faves, a combination of a few brands,

Paint brushes - A medium one & a fine one for the last details.

White paint - I used white acrylic.

Watercolour salt - You can find this at most art supply shops.



STEP 1

Put on some festive music on (Mariah Carey obvs..) Draft out your design lightly in pencil.

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STEP 2

Wet your design thoroughly & working quickly dot on your first colour choice - this will help it spread easily. Clean your brush.

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STEP 3

Dot on your second colour in the gaps, leaving enough gaps for the third colour - you shouldn’t need much more water at this stage. Clean your brush again.

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STEP 4

Dot on your third colour in the last few empty spaces, don’t worry if it doesn’t all reach the edges of your design, you can tidy it up in the last stage..

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STEP 5

Add the final colour - I chose black to make the colours pop (if you use black, make sure it’s the last colour you add so it stays neat & doesn’t muddy up the other colours). Use this final stage to tidy up the design. Go in with a wet brush and spread the colours out to the edges of you design to define it a bit more.

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STEP 6

Sprinkle watercolour salt over the design whilst it’s still wet. Leave it to dry completely & then brush it off.

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STEP 7

Once your design is all dry & your brushed off all the salt, dot on a few white dots in acrylic.

TA-DAAA!

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial - if you decide to make your own tiny festive raindeer, I’d love to see - tag me on facebook & instagram so I can have a peep!

Let me know what you think in a comment below & as always please tell me what tutorial you’d like me to do next. Happy holidays everyone!!

XO