See how the Robin painting is done from start-to-finish with Dan Waltz.

How to paint a Robin Demo by Artist Dan Waltz

Have you ever wondered how a painting is done? Are you a budding artist looking for tips? Look no further.

 

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I set up the trail cam and gathered well over 12,000 images of these robins who had two batches
of babies under my porch awning. After going through the photos, I selected these two to do my
sketch from for the painting.

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The original robin sketch was not what I was looking for and will not be painted at this time.

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I started sketching the robins, combining a little from both photos.

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Sketch is finished. Now to cut the board and tranfer the lines. The board is cut. Basic lines are tranfered,
byusing a piece of graphite paper between the drawing and the board and tracing.

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Ready to starte painting...This is a rather small painting, on a larger painting I probably would have masked
off the leaves with contact paper to block them from paint, but being so small we will skip that proccess. Backgrounds first.

I want it to look like there are a lot of leaves in the distance and look as if they were out of focus to help give the painting depth.
This will be done with the airbrush.

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Just starting to rough things in. Very rough....

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Still roughing things in. With each pass more and more details fall into place.

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I desided to go back into the background a little more with the airbrush before I did anymore details.

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Let the details begin....Starting with the tree bark.

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Adding some details to the adult robin using a liner brush and watercolor.

Very fine lines are applied, with the grain of the feathers.

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Adding more details in nest and adult robin.

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Started detailing the babies.
This photo probably matches the colors of the painting the closest so far.

I don't take the time to do much photo color correcting during this proccess.

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More baby details.

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All roughed in. Now to go back and finetune the whole thing.

The next post will be the final painting. Stay tuned.

 

Robin Painting by Dan Waltz

The Final Painting! I hope you ejoyed the progress.

 

Original Watercolor Image size 6" x 7"
Original Painting: $300.00 value...View Original in e-store

Print of painting $15.00 value...View Print in e-store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin tissue box

Also available on a
Decorative Tissue Box: $16.50

Robin Painting by Dan Waltz

 

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