Though I’m a tea person, I really enjoy occasional coffee breaks:) The aroma of morning coffee always drives me crazy, I’m sure there are many coffee lovers who can relate. That’s why todays post is all about coffee and how to paint with it.
coffee painting tutorial
I’ve been planning to share this fun tutorial with you since I created my first coffee illustration. I didn’t think you’d be interested but when I started posting Instagram stories, many of you have asked about coffee painting tips, so here it is!
Believe it or not, it’s really easy to paint with coffee, all you need is some coffee mixed with water, watercolor paper, brushes and container with clean water. There is no real difference between instant coffee or freshly brewed coffee, so don’t worry about buying expensive coffee beans.
Use less water for darker hues and more water for light hues. For really strong dark tones mix some instant coffee into a very thick paste.
Just a few tips: coffee can be hard on your brushes so take care of them and wash them well when you are done painting.
So if you find yourself without your favorite watercolors but your really really want to paint, coffee will be the best alternative!
Hope you like this tutorial and if you have any questions leave a comment, I’ll be happy to chat!
Is there anything cuter than a puppy with big sweet eyes? I’m a cat person (my Instagram stories are all about my fluffy cat 🙂 but every time I see puppies, my heart just melts. When one of my regular clients asked me to sketch her little friend, I could’t be happier!!! If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably seen this already, if not, check out the work in progress video.
I think it’s obvious that I’m a huge fan of Instagram:) and their weekly series #Weekly Fluff is my absolute favorite! To bring you a little dose of cuteness I’ll be sharing some watercolor cuties too. And… to spice it up a little bit, I’ll start a weekly # party: woo hoo, who doesn’t like a party, right? So share the photos of your adorable pets on Instagram using hashtag #artsyweeklyfluff and randomly chosen winner will appear in my sketchbook!!!
If you are an artist, what is your favorite thing to draw/paint/sketch???
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Урррра Пятница! Не знаю почему я так радуюсь окончанию недели, ведь выходных у мам все равно никогда нет но тем не менее в этот день настроение всегда на все 100%!
Меня часто спрашивают возможно ли работать акварелью на недорогой бумаге, ведь некачественная бумага может сильно потрепать нервы. Для важных заказов и проектов я конечно же выбираю проверенные мною материалы (hot pressed watercolor paper Arches or Fabriano and Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor paints) но для скетчей мне если честно жалко портить дорогую бумагу. Я долго искала недорогую альтернативу. Меня приятно удивил Canson sketchbook, ведь он даже не предназначен для работ с акварелью но результат меня порадовал- краски впитываются отлично, никаких размывов не остается и иллюстрации получаются яркими и живыми.
Wooohoo it’s finally Friday! I’ve no idea why am I so excited about it -moms don’t have a day off, right?) But I still love Friday:)
Sometimes people ask me what kind of paper do I use and if it’s too expensive to buy a nice quality watercolor paper. I already have some brands that I tested (hot pressed watercolor paper Arches and Fabriano & Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor paints) and I know that the result will be awesome so I use these brands for important projects and commission work. I try to sketch every day and, to be honest with you, I would be broke if I used Arches paper all the time:) For quick warm up sketches and doodles I discovered this Canson sketchbook (it’s not even a watercolor paper) but illustrations always turn our colorful and fresh.
Всем отличных выходных! BLOGLOVIN’ / PINTEREST/ INSTAGRAM / ETSY
coffee fashion illustration
It’s been awhile since I painted with coffee and it’s so good to be back at my desk and enjoy the process! You can check the video on my Insta page
Here are some photos of work in progress
Thank you all for stopping by!
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