How to paint a fox in watercolour

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The inspiration behind this cute fox came from the pretty ribbons I bought one day. They caught my eye so bad that I wanted to paint them. Once I painted the ribbon, the paper looked kind of boring with only a ribbon on it, so I decided to draw a fox. I love how it turned out, I hope you will too!

1.Prepare your work place

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It`s always good to have a model in front of you. In my case- the more the better 😀

2.Draw the ribbon

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This step is only if you want to add an accessory to your fox. If you don`t want a ribbon, just skip this step.

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3. Sketch the fox

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Painting piece by piece is a big “NO,NO!” in any book that teaches how to draw. So I highly advice you to FIRST start with sketching ,once you have made a nice and clear sketch go to the next step-which is painting. Otherwise you risk to end up with a great looking ribbon and not so nice looking fox, or the other way around.

4. Apply the main colour of the fox

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This brush is perfect for making a fur/hair look.

5. Paint the shades

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Add darker tones, in order to create depth in the painting.

6. Paint the eyes

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Get into detail. Make the eyes pop out of the painting. 
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7. Paint the other eye

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Be careful not to make the eyes different.
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8. Take a break and look at your model again after 5min.

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This way you will look at the painting with new eyes and more ideas. My teacher taught me that when you paint for some time you should take a break and do something else. Mistakes are more likely to happen if you paint without taking your eyes of the painting.

9. Final touches!

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My most favourite part! Make the painting look real! Use a thin brush or black dip pen. Don`t forget to use as reference the photo of your fox.

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10. Your fox is ready!SAMSUNG

Once your painting is ready you can scan it and put your design on all kind of cool things. Check out what I did with my fox design! 🙂

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