Painting with watercolors can be daunting, especially for you who are beginners. However, do you know that painting with watercolor can be so simple that it turns to be sweet and delicious? The tutorial on how to paint popsicles below will show you how:

Materials:

  • 100% cotton paper Moulin du Roy by Canson
  • Cheap watercolors by LIDL
  • Stiff board
  • HB pencil
  • Paper tape
  • Paper towel
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Flat brush
  • Salt

The Steps:

  • Secure your cotton paper to a stiff board using paper tape.

  • Take your palette and pick some bright colors from your watercolor set. The example of bright colors is the rainbow colors. Then, add some water to each color and blend them. It is recommended to prepare all colors before you start painting.

  • Draw popsicles shapes on your paper before you start painting them using your pencil. Draw them in different shapes.

  • However, if you think you cannot manage to draw freehand, you don’t need to draw the shapes in advance. Just brush some water on your paper using a brush. Brush the water in a form of popsicle shape.

  • Start coloring the popsicle using a couple of different shades of red, from the darker one to the lighter one. Then, draw the upper part of the popsicle as shown in the picture.

  • Put the third color on the bottom part of the popsicle. In this example, green color is used. Make sure you keep the white part in the center of the popsicle.

  • Clean your brush and use it to remove a little bit of color to create eyes effect to the popsicle.

  • Using a little bit darker green, add some little dots to the popsicle area that you already paint in green to give more kiwi look.

  • Add some texture by spraying some clear water and then remove it to give it more like in frozen eyes look.

  • Paint the popsicle stick using a flat brush loaded with yellow ochre color. To give it more real look of the stick, create the shadow with a darker brown.

  • Voila! Your first popsicle is ready! For the next, you can paint another popsicle with different shapes and different colors to mimic the fruits used to make the popsicle.

  • But, wait! You can still add another detail here. To give your popsicle more texture and more like a frozen effect, sprinkle some salt to your popsicle painting when it is still really wet. Then, let it dry completely and remove it. You will see the final result of the painting as shown in the picture.: