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Fun Lake Scene Teaches Watercolor Techniques For Water & Reflections

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Step 3: The Rowboat’s First Layer

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Shift your focus to the rowboat, using the pencil to sketch in any missing details such as the boat’s bow, dividing lines for different colored stripes on the outside, and any important shadow or highlight shapes that will give structure and depth to the boat. As the light source is coming from above, the gunnels (i.e. the upper edge of a boat) and the seat slats inside must have a thickness to their edges, so make sure to draw them in. On the other hand, the outside and inside walls of the boat will be in shadow, so paint them with a diluted Ultramarine Deep mixed with a little Sap Green, making sure not to touch the seats or the gunnels. You can switch to the size 6 brush for the inside area, and be sure to use light brushstrokes as not to “overflow” the boat with blue.