The marble, what a great opportunity to recreate a glass object! This post is a detailed guide on using water colour paint to create an image of a glass marble.
How’s your August going so far? Mine is going well. Since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated with marbles. Do you remember going through those small bags of 25 or 30 marbles? I took each one out of the bag and examined it. Looked at all the different colours, how they blended together or wondered how the colours all looked so separate from each other. And those Cat Eye marbles, what sorcery made them look that way? Why did they look like cat eyes? That lead me to creating this water-colour artwork.
Without further ado here is the blueprint on how I created the marble watercolour painting.
The YouTube time-lapse video on this one is below. If you have a preference the video is also available on Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok. I ask that you wait until after you read this post to watch the video. If you’re too excited to wait then that’s fine too, I will never know.
- Watercolour paints
- Watercolour paper
- Small paint pallet to mix paint
- circle guide
- fine paint brushes