A Christmas ornament tree?
For Christmas and winter, snow is here. Try these watercolor and drawing exercises for painting evergreens in snow.
Print out and practice the schematic trees in this practice sheet to get different takes on evergreens as forms in space:
Schema drawing of evergreen trees
Print out the sampler and try these three ways to practice watercolors of winter evergreens.
Sampler of watercolor styles - evergreen trees in snow
Practice negative painting a background wash around the main form or subject. Make the wash move around the picture instead of horizontally or vertically. Let it swirl as the weather patterns you see moving over our planet from the satelite pictures. Pull the puddle of wash around. Let the paint/pigment swirl in the puddle. Be spare with your mixing. Let the water do the work. Have fun watching it come out.
Background watercolor wash for negative painting evergreen tree in snow
Freehand watercolor sketch - Evergreen tree in snow
Photo of Evergreen trees in Snow, St. George, Maine, by Pat Laxton
Enjoy my Christmas page of cat and dog Christmas coloring pages, recent cards, and angels. If I don't mention this now, it might not happen til the day before Christmas!
These are my demonstration drawings of bears, foxes, and racoons. References were from Aesop's Fables illustrated by Arthur Rackham; Ken Hultgren; Dover silhouette art; Little Bear, by Elsa Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak; and Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne, illustrated by Ernest Shepard.
And, have fun with my Bear Coloring Pages!
The fox and the grapes, from Aesop's Fables, after Arthur Rackham
Fox, after Ken Hultgren
Dancing Bear, after silhouette art
Little Bear, after Maurice Sendak, and Pooh Bear, after Ernest Shepard
Racoons fishing in a stream?
Racoon fishing, or washing its food