Watercolor Painting Process Progression

Sketch Phase

Sketch Phase

Here is where the image is sketched on paper.

Highlight Layer

Highlight Layer

Adding the first layer of paint. You go from light to dark.

Begin Adding Deeper Tones

Begin Adding Deeper Tones

Beginning to add the mid tones to the painting.

Adding Shadows

Adding Shadows

Adding deeper shadowing to get definition.

Adding First Layers to Jockey

Adding First Layers to Jockey

Now laying in the base colors for the jockey and racing equipment.

Finalizing the Image

Finalizing the Image

All highlights and shadows finished for base images of the painting.

Bleed the Paint

Bleed the Paint

Using water, dampen the painting and let the paint run.

Paint Running Layer

Paint Running Layer

Intentionally add runs of paint.

First Splatter Layer

First Splatter Layer

Adding paint splatter to the image.

Final Splatter Layer

Final Splatter Layer

Adding the last layer of splatter.

Peeling Layer

Peeling Layer

Peeling the masking fluid off of the painting.

Sketch Layer

Sketch Layer

Sketching on top of painting to finish the piece.

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