How to Draw a Kingfisher With Aquarelle Pencils

Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today we will draw a kingfisher. That is a very beautiful little bird. For this we will use Cretacolor
Aquarelle pencils. I chose the dark blue, the Ultramarine
Blue, to do the sketch. And we begin with the shape
of the head and then of the body. Something very simple, like this. Start with the easy, big,
large volumes. And then the beak. Which is pretty long on this bird. Very good! We refine the shape a little, here will have some feathers,
visible on the back, and the wing. Very good! The feathers at the tip of the
wings and tail. And let´s draw the eye. And the foot. Now we can start coloring! I will be using a light blue
for a lot of the feathers. That and the Ultramarine Blue. Very good! We add some orange on the
chest and the lower part of the head. And then some black for the beak. And I will use it also for some
dark accents. I love these aquarelle pencils because
they are water soluble, so now with a fine brush and some water,
we can melt the pigment, making it really painterly. And as you can see, the color
gets more intense, once you add water. Nice eh? [laughter]. These birds are not only beautiful
but they are pretty amazing, they are famous for fishing under water. They usually stand on a high perch,
from where they visualise their prey, then they dive nearly vertically, very fast,
and they plunge into the water and catch their fish. Some of the challenges of doing
all of this, specially for the eyes, is the hard impact with the water,
as well as the glare while submerged. For this they have a third, transparent
eyelid, that covers the eye just before impact, and that stays there
while underwater. And also the part of the retina
that captures light, switches to a secondary one, that works underwater. That´s pretty amazing! And let´s darken some areas. So they basically have a
secondary eye function, that kicks in when they are underwater,
so that they are able to see there. Very good! ¡Excelente! I like it how it is looking! But we should give it a little
bit more contrast, so let´s push the darks further. After you have melted the colors
with the brush and water, you can add more pigment either dry, or also for more intensity dipping the tip of the pencil
in water, and then using it on the drawing. Very good! We give it some light and dark touches… and it´s ready! If you enjoyed it please give it
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on Tuesday 😉 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

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