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TOUCAN-WILDLIFE

Step 1

Place Stencil 1 from the "Toucan Wildlife" stencil set on your painting surface. Mix HANSA pro-color Lemon Yellow with some water and spray the beak from the bottom to the top. The addition of water makes it easy to erase the paint later if needed to make corrections. Leave a little bit of white open in the upper beak region as a light reflection. Prime the area around the eye as well.

Step 2

Continue with HANSA pro-color Fire Red, thinned with water. The best approach is to spray from the lower to the upper edge of the beak in this step as well. Use red to brush on the edge of the masked eye area so that enough yellow remains in the middle eye area. Use transparent umbra to give the lower edge of the beak a little more depth.

Step 3

Continue with Stencil 2 from the "Toucan Wildlife" stencil set. Place the stencil on the upper edge of the beak. Fix the stencil firmly with weights or a piece of masking tape. Using fire red, spray on the reddish horn structures and the beak contour.

Step 4

For the eye, start by spraying an opaque ice blue-white mixture onto a primer coat. Use a darker shade to spray along the edge of the eye stencil to make it darker.

Step 5

Continue now with the toucan beak. Lay the third part of the "Toucan Wildlife" stencil set on the picture. Prime the tip of the beak with transparent HANSA pro-color Deep Blue.

Step 6

Prime the base of the beak with blue as well. Leave a little bit of white at the top as a reflection.

Step 7

Use transparent black to spray the base and tip of the beak so that a structure is created and a little blue remains visible. Then spray the iris with transparent black as well.

Indicate the growth direction of the plumage with transparent black, coarse strokes.

Step 8

Spray the plumage area with black, but allow some structural highlights of the plumage to shimmer through. When you now remove the stencil, you will have the picture shown here.

Step 9

Take Stencil 2 of the "Toucan Wildlife" set for the light area of the plumage. Place it so that it fits exactly; mix a brownish-grey paint containing a lot of water so that it can be sprayed on transparently. Spray the shadows below the beak. Light strokes in the direction of growth also indicate plumage structures.

Step 10

Use a fine brush to add details to the plumage; paint the white highlights in the eye.

Step 11

This is the intermediate stage now. Use crayons to refine the reddish structures in the beak. Use a scalpel to scratch some highlights on the beak contour line.

Step 12

This completes the work with the stencils. Before you start to prepare the background, mask the toucan with HANSA masking tape to protect the picture and leave the background free.

Step 13

Round objects such as paint bottles can be placed on the picture and a fine mist of paint sprayed around them to create light reflection effects. Prepare the background with yellow. Spray the paint at various spots.

Step 14

Mix a light yellow (yellow and a little blue) and spray fuzzy areas with it. Make the paint progressively darker.
When you are satisfied with the background, remove the masking. Use a fine brush to make any corrections that are needed and paint fine details in the plumage. This will prevent the toucan from appearing to be glued onto the background; the bird will be integrated smoothly into the overall picture.

Combine the "Toucan Wildlife" stencils with our other stencil sets to create your own images.