Watercolor Pride Cacti Tutorial
In celebration of Pride Month, here's a fun rainbow potted watercolor cacti tutorial! This is part of @thepigeonletter's special 2 day live Zoom event on Jul 18-19, 2020.
Materials (recommended but feel free to use what you have)
Paper: watercolor cold press paper (140 lbs/ 300 gsm)
Paint: Arteza tube watercolors (crimson, yellow pale, orange yellow, yellow ochre, sap, deep green, cobalt, violet)
Brush: round #10, #4 @thepigeonletters studio brushes
White gel pen or white gouache
STEP 1 --- Draw your cacti in pencil very lightly. Paint shapes with light shades of green. Drop in darker green on left (shadow side). See black and white value sketch.
STEP 2 -- Paint pot shapes with ochre. Drop in darker color on left side. Add dirt & flower shapes.
STEP 3 --- Using a smaller brush, paint stripes of color for rainbow. Pot should be dry.
STEP 4 -- Add shadow with dark blue (mix cobalt with violet) . Blend with
STEP 5 -- Have fun with details. Use dark green and white gel pen to add dots, lines, spikes!
STEP 6 -- Finish with splatter. DONE! Yay.
Please enjoy a free PDF download of the tutorial. I would love to see your work so tag me on instagram and use #inksnthingstutorial