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

Published April 27, 2021 5 Views

In celebration of MerMay we are going to do a Mermaid Trident watercolor. I'm using metallic watercolors for this one. This is a real-time tutorial where you can join me as you do your own piece. Lets bling this trident up.

***Download the Mermaid Trident Workshop Line Image at:

Supplies List:


_Glass of Water
_ Mixing Palette
_ Pencil
_ Paper Towel
_ Eraser
_ Watercolor Paper – I use Canson XL 140lb / 300g
_ Watercolor Brushes – Round – 1 Small & 1 Medium – Fine 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. Art Philosophy / Prima Marketing – The Metallics Set That Includes – Blue, Pink, Gold and Copper

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.

My Filming Setup:

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: Distrion - Alibi (ft. Heleen) [NCS Release]
Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds
Free Download/Stream:

0:00​ - Intro
0:22 - Make Metallic Watercolors with Iridescent Medium
02:49 - Step-by-Step Sheet
03:00 - Free Trident Download
03:45 - Art Supplies List
05:11 - Paint on Paper - The Pole
09:50 - Adding the Gold Swords
12:50 - Let Dry / Pause Video
13:19 - Resume Video / Next Steps
15:25 - Staff Base Gold & Transition Area in Red / Pink
19:10 - Dry Time / Pause Video
19:48 - Resume Video
20:05 - Add Copper Shadows
22:40 - Dry Time / Pause Video
22:45 - Resume Video / White Highlights / Gel Pen
22:41 - Painting MerMay Text
29:02 - Thanks!

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