The Wet-In-Wet Watercolor Technique: Mastering The Basics To Paint Exotic Fish
Step 8: Jelly Eyes And Bellies
Next, liven the first fish’s gills and belly with Cobalt Violet Light paint. Then, for the fish’s jelly-eyes, switch to the Winsor & Newton Kolinsky Sable round brush and mix a reddish purple using Mineral Violet and Quinacridone Magenta, diluting it a little for a transparent effect. Use this color to paint a ring around the upper fish’s eye, then add in a touch of Prussian Blue and paint a second ring around the first. For the bottom fish, mix Payne’s Gray and Indigo for a darker first ring, while the outer ring can be a pure Cadmium Red Purple to match the fish’s head color. Be careful not to let the rings touch though, as the colors will bleed into one another like you did when using the wet-in-wet watercolor technique, only this time it will look like a mistake! This is because details like the eyes have to have a specific shape in order to look like an eye, while larger undefined areas have more leeway in terms of blending different colors.