Hello! Thank you for checking this tutorial out! Please download the Tutorial PDF sketch, sampler brushes, and swatch file before we begin! You can pause this video whenever you feel like. Now, follow along! 🥰
Step 1: Begin by drawing the sketch of our composition using a 6b or Peppermint brush. Lower the opacity and lock this layer. Create a layer under the sketch. Add the background texture using the Freya Gouache Paper No. 4. On another layer, start adding the base colors using Freya Gouache Thick No. 1 brush.
Step 2: Start building the details using Freya Gouache Thick No. 1 and No. 10. I would recommend using different layers for each element of your drawing so that it'll be easier to tweak later on.
Step 3: Now add depth to your elements by creating well-placed shadows and highlights. Use Freya Gouache Thick No. 10 and Freya Gouache Thin No. 10 for this part. You can also add some beautiful texture using Freya Gouache Rolling No. 4 for the macaron tops.
Step 4: At this point, you can choose to add more decorative elements like dried fruits, or caramel swirls, or even pistachio crumbs to your composition. Experiment and have fun! Don't forget to use varying shades to create depth with highlights and shadows.
Congrats on finishing this yummy macaron painting! Please share your work so that more people can see your art! You can find the entire set of my Realistic Gouache Brushes through this link.