2 years ago

Paint With Me: [Mermaid Scales] Real-Time Watercolor Tutorial Workshop - Beginners Tips #MerMay

In celebration of MerMay we are going to do a Mermaid Scales watercolor. For this tutorial I'm using Daniel Smith watercolors as well as metallic watercolors from Art Philosophy / Prima Marketing. This is a real-time tutorial where you can join me as you do your own piece. So, let's get started on bringing this scale to life.

***Free Line Art: Mermaid Scales:


_Glass of Water
_ Mixing Palette
_ Pencil
_ Paper Towel
_ Eraser
_ Watercolor Paper – I use Canson XL 140lb / 300g
_ Watercolor Brush – Round -1 Large & 1 Medium Brush – A Small can also be useful – Fine Tip
_ Pink Zig Memory – Dual Tip
_ Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen

Watercolors Colors Used:

Use What You Have. For best results, use professional grade watercolors. I Used the below watercolors for this watercolor tutorial.

1. Daniel Smith Watercolors – Colors Opera Pink, Quinacridone Rose and Quinacridone Violet

2. Art Philosophy / Prima Marketing – Plus their Metallics Set That Includes – Pink and Gold

Make It Your Own: Feel free to pick your own colors. One Light-tone, one Mid-tone and one Dark-tone in the same color family. Then see what you get. Each of our projects will be different, but similar.
0:00​ - Intro
0:48 - Art Supplies List
03:18 - Step-by-Step Sheet
3:14 - Free Mermaid Scale Download
3:32 - Base Layer of Paint - Paint on Paper
11:09 - Dry Time / Pause the Video
11:30 - Resume the Video - Inking the Scales
17:10 - Mid-Tone Paint
29:10 - Dry Time / Pause the Video
29:18 - Resume the Video - Darkest Tones
40:37 - Dry Time / Pause the Video
40:40 - Resume the Video - Sparkle Time / Metallic Watercolors
47:24 - Let Scales Dry & Painting MerMay Text
50:05 - Thanks!

My Favorite Watercolor Supplies:

My Current Filming Setup:

Favorite Coloring Supplies List:
Filming Set-up used in this video:

Microphone - Blue Yeti for voiceovers
Apple AirPods Pro - General recording
Camera - iPhone Pro Max to shoot down
using Camera for OBS Studio Apple iTunes App
Logitech Brio to showcase me
Tripods x 2 - Neewer Camera Tripod Monopod Carbon Fiber with Rotatable Center Column (One for iPhone setup with phone shoe adapter (not included.). One for Logitech Brio Setup)
Neewer Ring Light Kit:18" - Comes with its own tripod.
Bessie Bakes Photography

Links in this description are or could be affiliate links. That means I get a small commission for referring you and you pay no more than normal. All items are items I personally use and enjoy.

Free Background Music:
Song: Syn Cole - Gizmo [NCS Release]
Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds
Free Download/Stream: http://ncs.io/Gizmo
Watch: http://youtu.be/pZzSq8WfsKo

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