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How to draw and paint like Beatrix Potter – Mr Jeremy Fisher

https://youtu.be/QnE21oXIlXQ

Learn – along with me – how to draw and paint watercolour like Beatrix Potter copying an illustration from The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher.

You can get the pencil sketch, copies of the two versions I painted and a copy of Beatrix Potter’s version from the book all in hi res scans when you support me on Patreon – You can also get an ebook copy of my book Everyone Can Draw!

I think this must be my longest video ever! I’ve not cut out a huge amount, maybe five minutes, so this is pretty much in real time.

My first attempt went very wrong, because I was using the wrong paper and the wrong brush. The second attempt was much better but I think the pencil is all wrong and I still haven’t got the right brush.

I think I’m going to have to go to the British Museum and get up close with some of her artwork to really understand her style.

Looking more closely I see she makes her backgrounds very pale and misty, but her foregrounds and shadows are made up of dark colour tints rather than dark overlays, like I instinctively do – which have a habit of going dirty. So I have learned something!

Now you can listen to my telling of the story of Mr Jeremy Fisher here:

https://youtu.be/liHnY3hK52A

How to paint like Beatrix Potter – Mr Jeremy Fisher

I think this must be my longest video ever! It’s a video of me trying to paint a page from The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter. I’ve not cut out a huge amount, maybe five minutes, so this is pretty much in real time.

My first attempt went very wrong, because I was using the wrong paper and the wrong brush. The second attempt was much better but I think the pencil is all wrong and I still haven’t got the right brush.

Last Friday, I went to the British Museum to get up close with some of her artwork to really understand her style. It was an amazing experience. One of the best art lessons I’ve ever had. It was like being with Miss Potter for the afternoon. I’ll tell you about it in my next videos.

If you don’t know the story, Click below and you can watch a video of me reading from the book