Fairy Art Tutorials

Learn new ways to draw fairies and how to paint fairies. Learn special watercolor effects and best practises for painting.

There are many incredible artists and it’s always a treat when they share their painting secrets. Here are a few tutorials by wonderful artists to help get you started on your journey through the faery world. You can learn from these talented artists and apply their techniques to your own fairy artwork. It’s ok to copy for learning purposes but, try something new that’s unique to you. I’m sure the artists would love to be credited if you use their fairy art tutorials.

Hide and Seek Tutorial by Selena Fenech

Hide and Seek Tutorial by Selena Fenech
Hide and Seek Tutorial by Selena Fenech Step One: This obviously isn't the first step in starting an artwork. Unfortunately I only had the presence of mind to start photographing the work at this stage! I start an artwork, of course with an idea. This idea is often sketched out at tiny thumbnail size in...

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Gossamer Princess Tutorial by Selena Fenech

Gossamer Princess Tutorial by Selena Fenech
Hide and Seek Tutorial by Selena Fenech     Step One: OK, Starting out with the sketch, I masking tape it to some board (not actually properly stretching the paper though) and I use masking fluid to cover up the whole figure and butterflies. I don't often use masking fluid, but as you'll see in...

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Autumn Tutorial by Marjolein Gulinski

Autumn Tutorial by Marjolein Gulinski
  Autumn Tutorial by Marjolein Gulinski   I will tell you the materials I used, most of that stuff is very expensive, so ask in the shop for something that is equal to that: Watercolor paper Arches: Hot pressed, 100% Cotton. 140 Lb (300 g/m2) You can also start with other watercolor blocks. You only...

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Autumn Tutorial by Marjolein Gulinski 2

Autumn Tutorial by Marjolein Gulinski 2
  Autumn Tutorial by Marjolein Gulinski   Step 10, 11, 12: It’s time to make the first step of the background. The leaves. Because the pencil is light I use brown color pencil to show the leaves better. And add a bit shadow. Now use more colors on the leaves: dark brown, brown-red, brown-orange and green...

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Fox Spirits Tutorial by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Fox Spirits Tutorial by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Fox Spirits Tutorial by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law Materials:           (A) large Chinese brush. These are great for doing washes. They hold a lot of water and pigment, and because the purpose of these brushes are for calligraphy, they come to a very nice point. The one I use is approximately equivalent...

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Moonbathing Tutorial by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Moonbathing Tutorial by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Moonbathing Tutorial by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law Materials: 10x15 inches Strathmore lightweight illustration board Winsor & Newton pan watercolors: Burnt Umber, Payne's Gray, Reddish Brown, Lemon Yellow a few Kremer Pigments: Elderflower Purple, Stinging Nettle Yellow Step One: Laying in the Background I start off with the lower background, working from the ground up. Courtesy of...

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