Right now BLICK is having a Teeny Tiny Art contest. So I thought I would do a lesson to encourage everyone that can submit a piece of Teeny Tiny Art for the contest in hopes someone will win! The contest ends soon (June 17, 2018) so if you'd like to join the contest run to your studio and start painting small!
I love painting larger pieces, but often feel overwhelmed with smaller pieces. The teeny tiny details can be tricky, but if you use the right medium and brushes it can be a really great challenge, one I hope you will take on, contest or not.
Unfortunately, the contest is for U.S. residents 18 and older, but don't let that discourage you, painting small is great fun no matter what!
For this exercise, I used a 4" x 6" piece of cotton watercolor paper that I taped, so the final image was 2" x 3". I sketched it out and used gouache paint to paint it in. Gouache, oils, and/or acrylics would all be great for this exercise. Just make sure you use your smallest brushes!