When we look really closely at a natural subject, it’s amazing how many details we can see.
Even on something as tiny as a blueberry.
Its surface is covered in an iridescent, powdery coating called ‘bloom’, and in that bloom are loads of little scratches and other markings.
It’s a bit like a miniature planet.
If we want to capture all this detail in a painting, it helps to work larger than life.
In this video, I’ll guide you through the process of painting a detailed, 3D blueberry.
We won’t use any white paint to create the bloom effect, which might surprise you.
We’re actually going to paint the bloom first.
Take a look at the video and find out how:
I hope this video has inspired you to paint your own 3D blueberry, covered in bloom. I love to paint these; they’re a great subject for beginners too.
And I hope that next time you’re holding a blueberry, you’ll pause to look at it really closely, and notice all of its tiny details.
I’d love to hear how you get on if you give this painting a go, so let me know in the comments below. And do leave me a message if you enjoyed the video. I love to read them!