I have just discovered this wonderful blog by Tracy Hall – Watercolour Artist (Watercolour Artist Diary) showing how to paint Hair or Fur in watercolour. I find this a tricky thing to paint so was thrilled to find such a wonderful demonstration, that I just have to share it.
“After blocking in your base colour, let it dry. Then begin to add the darker hair strokes, working up into the lighter colour. You can soften the edges a little as you work with some clean water if you need to. Always work in the direction of the hair growth.
Continue with progressively darker mixes, leaving some of the earlier layers showing through each time as you gradually build up the depth, working up into the lighter area and beginning to add some strokes down into the edge of the darker colour. I frequently turn the painting on the easel as I work on hairs which makes working in the direction of the hair easier.”
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