If you're new to watercolors and unsure about controlling water or paints, blending colors smoothly, and gaining a deeper understanding of watercolor techniques, this course is tailor-made for you!
- Dispelling beginner artists’ myths about watercolor
- Resolving common problems
- Explaining major techniques
The course is designed to help you immediately put theoretical knowledge into practice. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to paint delightful donuts!
Each class delves into an independent topic, offering an exercise to hone your skills and a small artwork to demonstrate how to apply those skills in your own painting. Every step of the painting process is thoroughly explained and demonstrated, allowing you to follow along or take the lead in painting your own donuts.
This course is specifically tailored for complete beginners seeking to grasp the foundational aspects of watercolor and comprehend how this medium operates. To infuse an element of fun into the learning process, all painting projects are centered around donuts. This enables you to practice new skills or techniques in simple yet captivating paintings while exploring the full potential of watercolors.
As an added benefit, I provide outlines for each painting that you can either print or directly trace onto your watercolor paper. With these outlines, you won't even need to worry about sketching. Simply select a relevant outline for your painting and trace it. Different donut shapes are available depending on the class you're watching.
Course Content Overview
The course delves into a wide array of watercolor techniques and features, combining theoretical knowledge with practical applications. Each class focuses on a specific aspect of watercolor art, accompanied by hands-on tasks and painting projects aimed at immediately implementing newly acquired skills.
Creation of 10 unique donut paintings utilizing various watercolor techniques and specific features.
Completion of 7 concise exercises designed to enhance watercolor proficiency.
Comprehensive coverage of watercolor basics, including achieving transparency, mastering different types of washes, wet-on-wet and glazing techniques, understanding volumes and perspective, and delving into illustration.
Access to 5 downloadable donut outlines for printing or tracing.
Comprehensive Materials Overview
In-depth examination of the materials essential for watercolor art.
Culmination of the course with a comprehensive class project integrating all the acquired skills and knowledge.
The course emphasizes the practical application of theoretical concepts, ensuring that students can immediately apply new knowledge through engaging painting projects and exercises.
Who this course is for
- Beginners in watercolor who want to understand the differences between major art styles
- People who have been trying different styles but have difficulties to establish their signature style
What you'll learn
- Main watercolor features
- What is transparency + exercise
- What washes are and how to paint them. You will practice flat, gradated, and mixed washes
- How to create volumes and paint 3-dimensional artworks
- How to work in wet on wet technique + mini-project
- How to work in glazing technique + mini-project
- How to paint objects in perspective
- How to paint realistic donuts using multiple techniques
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolor paint (student or professional grade)
- Additional Tools: Paper Towels, Eraser, Pencil