You can download the koi fish template here before you begin. We suggest watching the tutorial in full before attempting the painting yourself. This will ensure you understand the process.
You Will Need:
- Micador for Artists Rains Watercolour Paper
- Micador for Artists AquaPainters – Spring Collection
- Micador for Artists AquaPainters – Metallic Collection
- Micador for Artists series 3550 brush in size 4
- Micador for Artists Greys HB sketching pencil
- A cup of water
Step 1: Outline
Use your pencil to copy the line art onto your watercolour paper. Go over the outline using ‘petunia purple’ from the AquaPainters Spring Collection.
Step 2: Colour
Using your brush, apply water to the body of the fish. Then drag ‘poppy red’ through the wet area. As the AquaPainter comes in contact with the water, the paint will spread and create a watercolour effect. Continue this throughout your fish.
Step 3: Continue adding colour
Use the same technique with ‘sunflower yellow’. Apply this colour next to the ‘poppy red’ areas.
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Step 4: Add water & details
Using ‘bluebird’, paint some water around the edges of your fish. Allow the paint to dry then add any extra details such as scales and even some decorative flowers.