We’ll start this lesson with an overview of what watercolors are and how they’re made. Next, we’ll talk about the supplies that you need in order to be successful using this medium. We’ll finish up by going over how to assemble your pen and nib (a powerful, lesser-known watercolor duo)!
In this lesson, we’re going to start building vital foundational skills. We’ll begin by a couple of brush handling exercises, then we’ll move on to customizing color tones and wet blending. Next, we’ll focus on blending multiple colors and dry blending.
This lesson begins by teaching you a few simple patterns that you can use to build your skills in a leisurely way. Next, you’ll paint lavender using a loose, relaxed style (+ wet blending). Finally, we’ll focus on making a vivid night sky with dry blending and wet-on-dry techniques.
Before we move on to making realistic paintings, it’s important to understand how to contour. In this lesson, we’ll focus on contouring the four shapes that appear in everyday life.
In this lesson, we’ll implement all of our blending and contouring knowledge in order to paint a vibrant peony.
Now, we’re going to paint a vibrant butterfly. Be sure to have your straight pen and Nikko G nib on hand for this project!
In this lesson, we’re going to create an architectural painting of a Dutch brick home. Among other things, you’ll learn how to make a brick texture and realistic windows.
Ready for the most challenging lesson in this course? (Yes! You can do it!) Set aside an afternoon — or two — to paint this young woman. People are tough, but satisfying, subjects.