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Steampunk Flying Pig: A Watercolor Painting for the Year of the Pig

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It’s the Year of the Pig, folks! Got any fun pig pictures in mind? Here’s a suggestion: let’s celebrate Chinese New Year with a whimsical painting of a steampunk flying pig! Thanks for walking us through it, Anita!

Materials used:

  • A sheet of Arches hot press watercolor paper (140lb, cut to 5″ x 7″ size)
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • 2 containers of clean water
  • A rag or paper towels
  • Derwent or Prismacolor watercolor pencils
  • Pentel 120 A3 mechanical pencil with 0.5 light blue lead
  • Artist’s or masking tape
  • Wooden board that’s larger than the paper

Van Gogh Watercolors

  • Cerulean Blue (Phthalo)
  • Turquoise Green
  • Prussian Blue
  • Quinacridone Rose
  • Azo Yellow Deep
  • Permanent Orange

Holbein Acryla Gouache

  • Titanium White

Brushes

  • Da Vinci 5073 Series: mottler brush (40mm), or any 1½” flat brush
  • Kolibri 888 Series: round brush (no. 2/0)
  • Kolibri 888 Series: round brush (no. 0)
  • Kolibri 888 Series: round brush (no. 8)
  • Van Gogh 191 round brush (no. 6)
  • Leonhardy Super Star Rund 374: round brush (no. 4)