Retro Robot | "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!

Retro Robot | "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 robot. 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 whole robot a light gray color. Work quickly 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
Before the paint dries, remove the gray color from the middle of the knobs and gauges by dabbing the area with a clean moist 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 a darker gray this time, and paint the shadows. Your brush strokes, as always, should be quick and spontaneous.

Step 5
Your robot is almost finished. This robot uses green for the eyes, knobs and gauges, and red for the blinking thingy. If you have an idea for another color combination that would be even better, go for 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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