It’s been a minute or two since I last painted dragonflies, so today’s video is a treat for me and you. Scroll down to the bottom of this post if you want to see links to some of the dragonfly videos I’ve published before. You can find others if you simply search on google for Diane Antone Studio Dragonfly tutorials and they will all appear by magic!
Watch the most recent video here and scroll down for information on the materials I used.
How to Paint Dragonflies
I decided to use my Paul Rubens Artists watercolor tubes for this little painting. You won’t be disappointed if you decide to purchase a set of these paints, as they are excellent colors, great texture, little fade-back and a very good price for artists quality paints.
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For paper, I opted for my Canson XL mixed media pad, in the larger size of A4, or approximately letter size paper. This book has a spiral binding which allows it to lie flat all the way through, and the paper is good quality 140lb with a nice texture which encourages good blending on the surface and doesn’t suck up the paint too quickly. It comes in smaller sizes too.
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The brush I used was a medium sized round by Drawell, but I can also recommend Princeton Aqua Elite as a reliable and easily obtained brush. For this painting you don’t need more than one brush and really any size would do.
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