Mushroom Fairy in Watercolor

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This little mushroom fairy proved to be more time consuming than I’d anticipated, but I’m pleased with the results. I’ve been working on this painting since last weekend and was beginning to think that I wouldn’t complete it before the week was done. This painting is based on a tutorial in Linda Ravenscroft’s book, “How to Draw and Paint Fairies.”

Here’s a close up view of her face.

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22 Comments on Mushroom Fairy in Watercolor

  1. shreejacob
    January 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm (4 years ago)

    She’s lovely! I took a peek at the book on Amazon and it looks interesting. From there I went to Youtube and found so many tutorials on how to draw figures as well. I’m trying my hand on that once in a while!

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    • afternoonartist
      January 25, 2013 at 11:28 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Shree. I need lots of practice drawing figures. I’m finding this book to be a great resource.

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  2. Jenny
    January 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Absolutely incredible! The shading is beautifully done, and the colors are so vibrant! It’s perfect, Auntie J. So lovely.

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    • afternoonartist
      January 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Jen. I think you would enjoy painting her, too.

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  3. Mary Strong-Spaid
    January 25, 2013 at 11:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I forwarded your link to my Aunt.
    She will love to see this fairy!
    So beautifully done.

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    • afternoonartist
      January 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Mary. I had fun painting her.

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  4. Beth Parker
    January 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Beeeeautiful little fairie, Jill! Love it!

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  5. gabrielgarbowota
    January 25, 2013 at 11:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Mark another one in the ‘win’ column! The mushrooms in the background are astonishing. Vibrant color; delicately blended.

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    • afternoonartist
      January 26, 2013 at 1:24 am (4 years ago)

      I love those two colors together–first time I used that combo. The colors are l’Aquarelle by Sennelier in chinese orange and a very diluted Winsor Newton raw sienna.

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  6. elenacaravela
    January 26, 2013 at 12:24 am (4 years ago)

    Lots of detail here-lovely.

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    • afternoonartist
      January 26, 2013 at 1:26 am (4 years ago)

      Yes, lots of detail! Thanks, Elena.

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  7. Francesca
    January 27, 2013 at 5:43 am (4 years ago)

    She is a beauty, Jill.

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  8. Gjk
    January 28, 2013 at 3:02 am (4 years ago)

    Wonderful! Wonderful once again! Am so impressed by my girls!

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  9. malvikajaswal
    February 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Lovely! I have the same book and my efforts are in no way so finished :)

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    • afternoonartist
      February 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm (4 years ago)

      Keep working your way through the tutorials. The more you try, the more your skills will improve. Thanks for your comments!

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  10. asiapasek
    February 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm (4 years ago)

    great drawing! I admire crispness and freshness of colors.

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