Hello, I’m painting kiwifruit today. This one is cut. And the other is a whole fruit. For a fruit in a conservative color like kiwi, you can paint a cross-sectional view of it. That’s what I’m going to paint first. Make a soft color like this… …and use it… …for the cross-sectional surface of the fruit. If you look carefully, the center of the fruit is in a light color. I’ll leave the area unpainted then. Use a slightly darker tone of the same color
for the surrounding area. The wet-in-wet technique will create a
natural effect of gradation. The center of a kiwi looks funny like this. Interesting facts like this can be discovered
if you observe the actual object carefully. Gradually add the details one by one with a brush. I see these lines radiating outward. I wonder if these are because of the location
of the seeds? Now the exterior skin of the fruit. This has a very complex color as well! For a color like this, look at the object closely and figure out
what colors can be used for it. Find the base color of the object and blend
various colors to make it. Now for the color for the shade, as well. Add a bluish color to the base color to create
a dark, cool tone for the shade. Also add some details like this. Well, what do you think? Isn’t it beginning to look like a kiwi now? The addition of seeds makes it really look like one. Let’s now paint the whole kiwi. First use a light, muted tone of green and let it dry. Then paint a mixture of Umber and green over it. If you let the first color dry and paint
a different color on top of it, the first color is seen through the second color
creating a very deep complex color. Keep this in mind and try if you want! Now this is the color of the shade. Remember to use a really dark tone for the shade. Then use a neutral color and blur the entire
surface area. Reinforce the shade by painting it again. This is the end of the stem. There’s some dark tone in the area. When it’s mostly done, splash paint like this or manually add dots
to represent the texture of the exterior skin. This is a fun task. You can also scratch the surface
with a painting knife. As I always explain, it is always important to let watercolor paint show
its presence as much as oil paint does. So why don’t we thoroughly take advantage
of its properties? Add details to the exterior and reinforce
its shade as well… …in this way. What do you think? The kiwifruit is looking more and more delicious! Add more details to both of them. Persistence makes paintings attractive. Well, the process is coming to an end. Let’s erase these unnecessary lines. Well? Dissolve these excess splashes to erase them. Painting the same type of color in the background to add the depth to the scene makes
the whole painting look bright. Then add the shadow of the fruit on the floor. Add some bluish color to represent the shadow. Then blur the outline of the shadow… …in this way. Add more details as you find them… …as you like. Well, do they display the presence of kiwi? I’m making the boundary look softer. Blurred outlines of an object strengthen
the depth of the physical object. This gives the kiwifruit a more stereoscopic effect. So that’s it! Today I’ve painted kiwifruit. Kiwi is a cute-looking fruit. But it’s also a little monotonous
as a subject for painting. There are some characteristics like this
furry surface if you look carefully… …and I showed you how to represent
these things in my process. The fruit’s interior also looks interesting once it’s cut. That’s where you can be creative. Well, what did you think? Let’s continue enjoying watercolor painting together. Thank you again for watching until the end. Well, now it’s time for my Question and Answer corner. Today’s message… let’s see… is from Catie-san. Catie-san says, “When I start painting, I’m afraid that the painting ends up
looking unlike what I originally wanted it to be or
it ends up looking bad. This worry prevents me from continuing to paint.” Well, I see. But I don’t think it’s only about painting. When you start something new, you worry that something you never expected
may occur, don’t you? A painting is also something new, and anyone who paints definitely feels the same. So Catie, you are not the only one. You may be worried that the painting
ends up looking bad or that you may depict the really good vision
of yours poorly. Those kinds of concern are endless. But it’s worth trying all the more! I believe those people trying to climb up
the 8000-meter-high Himalayas must feel scared. I image that’s why they go climbing. Painting is a challenge where you never know
what the outcome will look like. But it’s a lot of fun to express yourself. You may feel scared but overcome the fear and try! I believe that will help you eventually create
wonderful paintings. Well, if you would like to talk to me about a concern, send it to me via direct message on Instagram. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. What did you think? If you find the video informative, please leave a comment and subscribe to my channel. Thank you again for watching until the end. See you next time!