How to paint a robin in 8 easy steps....

How to paint a robin in 8 easy steps....

Step 1

Draw your robin.....

Step 2

Paint the eye, remember to leave some light in the eye and add some very dark darks.

Step 3 

Paint his red breast, which isn't just red but yellow , orange and browny red, blend and add the colours until you are happy.

Step 4

Add some blue then merge to the brown of the wings. 

Step 5

Keep going

blending and maybe flicking some paint as you go

Step 6

Add the legs  feet and the branch, using a purple made from cobalt blue and cadmium red.

Step 7

Add snow ( it is nearly Christmas after all).

Step 8

Add any finishing touches, I like to rub out pencil lines and step back from the work to check the colours .

Your robin is done x



  • Victoria

    Luvin’ this. How did you paint/add the snow? Thank you.

  • Kenna Hawk

    I gave my first bird I painted away 💔 but to someone I love.. now the next one I painted looks like a warrior lol..idk why lol

  • Sheila

    I’m definitely going to have a go at this Robin! You have made it very simple to follow and I think I would have just used a Red for the breast!
    Thank you so much 😊

  • Joey

    Great painting, but this would be more true to the title if you showed HOW instead of just showing what you did. It would be much less misleading if you entitled it, “Watercolor Robin in 8 Steps”.

  • Mary Graham

    Love this- your explanation is so very helpful!!

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