Monkey Loves Banana | "Learn to Watercolor" Project
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Print this "Learn to Watercolor" project and grab a brush. You are 5 steps away from a fantastic watercolor painting!

Monkey Loves Banana | "Learn to Watercolor" Project

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This watercoloring lesson is one that is likely to appeal to the funny side of your brain. Following a step-by-step approach, you'll learn basic watercolor painting techniques as you paint your character. When you're finished with this project, sit back and giggle!

Step 1
Start by sketching the monkey. Once you have everything looking just right, trace the lines with a black fine point marker. If you would like to get right to painting, you can simply print this page onto watercolor paper.

Step 2
Paint the arms, legs and body of the monkey a dark brown color. Work quickly, from left to right with a very wet brush. You don't want the paint to dry before you are finished, because it will look streaky and overworked.

Step 3
Paint his head, tail and top of banana with dark brown as well. Try to paint the tail with one long stroke of your brush. When the watercolor paint is completely dry you can go to the next step. (You might want to use your mom's hair dryer to move things along.)

Step 4
Fill your brush with yellow this time, and paint the face, hands, stomach and banana with a wet brush. Your brush strokes, as always, should be quick and spontaneous.

Step 5
Your monkey is almost finished. Use your black marker to color in the eyes and nose. ThatŐs it!


If your watercolor painting didn't turn out as well as you hoped, try painting it again. Every talent takes time to master. If you apply yourself, you will be great!









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