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



  • Van der Perre Ghislaine

    Zeer leerrijk

  • Pam Landry

    Love this little one! Will try to paint. Thanks, so cute!

  • Dianne Caron

    I am confused about how to add snow

  • Mary Duignan

    I love Robin’s but never did water color, I will have a go in painting it in oil or Acrylic.

  • Sharon

    Nice, gentle. I painted lots of birds in the same manner. This is a great bit of info.

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