I’m so happy to be able to offer this mini watercolor workshop for your self-study!
This was my lesson in Lifebook 2018, so for those of you who missed my lesson there you can now enjoy it here! All the videos are downloadable and you have lifetime access!
In this workshop I will go through the process step-by-step of how I created this painting, my favorite watercolor techniques, and how to tell a story through art.
We will also be doing a fun bonus watercolor lesson called “Welcoming joy”: all about keeping it loose and playful!
There are a total of eight videos including the intros, plus a printable PDF and drawing.
All the videos are downloadable and you have lifetime access.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS CLASS:
- Getting familiar with our watercolors
- Layering with watercolors to create luminous glazes and delicate skin tones
- Using elements of nature in our portraits to tell a visual story
- Combining watercolor with color pencil techniques to create depth and detail
- Keeping your watercolors loose and playful
- Creating a soft “glow effect” with watercolor
- Using various tools to create different watercolor effects
- How to create a luminous night sky
- Combining journaling with painting
- How to avoid making mud
WHAT KIND OF SUPPLIES TO I NEED FOR THIS WORKSHOP?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO BUYING EVERYTHING ON THE LIST, MANY THINGS MIGHT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR MATERIALS YOU ALREADY HAVE! BELOW IS A LIST OF TOOLS I WILL BE USING, ALONG WITH LINKS. DON’T HESITATE TO ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
- Watercolor paper(I used 12×18″, Canson cold pressed for the main lesson and 9×12″ hot pressed for the bonus. But feel free to use whatever size brands you have, (just make sure it can take a lot of water).
- Watercolors:I used Daniel Smith watercolors as I love that many of them are made with ground healing crystal and stones, and have a beautiful granulating effect. But please use what you have and can afford, using similar colors in other brands (or just colors you love). Moonglow (or purple), Myan blue (or a medium blue), Opra pink (or a hot pink), Quinacridone gold (or a golden yellow), Cascade green (or an earthy green), Piemontite (or reddish brown), Kyanite & Amethyst genuine (or a sparkly blue and /or purple for the sky), Rich green gold (or a light bright green), Quinacridone Rose (or a dark pink) Cobalt teal, green gold, Purpurlite genuine, potters pink, shadow violet.
- Pencil and eraser
- A palette for mixing
- spray bottle for activating your palette, water jar, Salt & a straw, Paper towels
- Paintbrushes,(preferably for watercolor) I used a large, medium, and small round from Princeton Neptune (they are wonderful synthetic watercolor brushes) but please use what watercolor brushes you have or can find.
- Color pencils in the same tones you painted in (I used prismacolor pencils)
- I used a pale gray acrylic ink with a dip pen for writing the words on her dress but a normal ink pen or other writing tool is totally fine too!