Fox and Rocks in Watercolor

Rocks and Fur Step by Step

Foxes are a popular subject for good reasons - they're fun to paint and people love them.

If you work step by step, even beginners can paint foxes, (although this lesson is geared towards intermediate level painters), with information that's easy to understand, practical, and effective! Start with a fox.

And then add rocks - step by step with granulating colors and salt. The rocky texture appears on your paper like magic. Add spattering and you'll have amazing, professional looking rocks.

In this lesson, you'll learn techniques for painting rocks and fur. A watercolor tool - The Incredible Nib - is demonstrated as one way to create fur edges, although it's great for any edges!

The original reference photo is from Pixabay, where you can find even more fox photos to practice these skills on. Guided practice is excellent practice, especially when you can quickly learn and master watercolor realism! (The fox painting below is also from a Pixabay photo.)

So, start now, and add these techniques to your painting knowledge today!

Happy Painting!


Your Instructor


Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.



Course Curriculum


  Introduction to Fox
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