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Banana Watercolor Painting Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to paint a banana in watercolor in simple steps

This tutorial is designed for beginners and intermediate level users

Materials: 300gsm Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Tubes, Watercolor Brushes

Colors used in this tutorial: Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue and Ivory Black

I’m not using any pencil drawing banana sketch in the background, since I know how to draw a banana I’m directly painting the banana

In this painting I’m going to paint the banana in the side view, I thought it will be easy to understand and follow the tutorial for beginners

If you like to learn how to draw a banana drawing sketch please click here

Banana Watercolor Painting – Step by Step Tutorial

Are you ready? Let’s start the painting together

Step 1: Base layer painting

Draw the banana outline sketch with a pencil first if you are a beginner. I’m painting the sketch directly with my watercolor brush using yellow ochre. It is a light color sketch for the outline

Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 01
Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 02

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Step 2: Depth layer painting

Paint the thick yellow ochre color only in the depth area like shown in the below image

Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 03

Step 3: Depth color on both end

Paint a diluted amount of burnt sienna color to both ends of the banana

Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 05

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Step 4: Rough patch type design painting

Paint the dark patches or irregular design of the banana-like shown in the below image

Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 04
Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 07

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Step 5: Second layer of the depth

Paint the second layer of yellow ochre again to the depth area

Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 06

Step 6: Medium color tone painting

Paint the medium color tone of burnt sienna again on the top of the first layer

Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 09

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Step 7: Shadow layer painting

Paint the shadow layer to the banana and the shadows must be in a gradient mix to the background

Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 08

Step 8: Final Layer & quickly fixing the painting

Make sure all the layers are dried. Paint the yellow ochre color again with a loose brushstroke

Banana watercolor painting tutorial for beginners - step 10

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how to paint a banana

Check this Banana Watercolor Painting Video Tutorial for easy understanding.

How To Paint A Banana In Watercolor Easy Step By Step Guide For Beginners | PRB ARTS

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