Hi, I’m Ramesh Babu.
In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to paint a banana.
This tutorial is designed for beginners and intermediate level users.
Chat Paper: 300gsm Watercolor Paper.
Colours: Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue and Ivory Black.
Step by step guide – Banana Watercolor Painting.
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: Paint the thick yellow ochre color only in the depth area like shown in the above image.
Step 3: Paint a diluted amount of burnt sienna color to both ends of the banana.
Step 4: Paint the dark patches or irregular design of the banana-like shown in the above image.
Step 5: Paint the second layer of yellow ochre again to the depth area.
Step 6: Paint the thick color of burnt sienna at both edge tips of the banana.
Step 7: Paint the medium color tone of burnt sienna again on the top of the first layer as shown in the above image.
Step 8: Paint the shadow layer to the banana and the shadows must be in a gradient mix to the background.
Step 9: Make sure all the layers are dried. Paint the yellow ochre color again with a loose brushstroke.
Step 10: Paint the quick brushstrokes of irregular patterns of burnt sienna color again for the banana texture, it will create an organic effect.
Step 11: For shadow, mix cobalt blue and a little bit of burnt sienna and a small amount of black.
Check this Banana Watercolor Painting Video Tutorial for easy understanding.
Please feel free to share your result in PRB ARTS forums.
Hope you like this tutorial, let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below, thank you.