Better Paintings With Watercolor Sketching (2h 21m)
Learn watercolor sketching to paint impressive landscapes swiftly and fearlessly alongside expert instructor Angela Fehr. At the beginning of her class, you’ll get comfortable breaking down landscapes into basic shapes and values. Move on to gesture sketches, and pick up tips for creating expressive strokes, handling your brush and working with watercolor. With these essential skills covered, you’ll create a versatile color palette and use it to map out the color temperatures of your scene. Next, discover how branching out from your reference photo can help you capture your unique artistic vision. Take your skills even further by learning to create a focal point and a visual path for your sketches. Finally, bring it all together to create a finished landscape painting with refined values and just the right amount of detail.
Improve Your Paintings: Luminous Watercolor Mixing (2h 00m)
Learn skills for mixing watercolors to achieve vibrant hues and luminous neutrals. With professional watercolorist Kateri Ewing as your guide, you’ll kick off class with a lesson on color theory basics, organizing your palette and making a 15-color wheel. Next, discover how to create personalized color charts that will help you match the exact hues you want to achieve. After you’re completely comfortable with primary and secondary color relationships, discover how to create more nuanced color mixes using complementary tertiary hues. Ready to apply your new watercolor mixing skills? Kateri will guide you through a study of a pear using techniques for transferring a line drawing, adding a first glaze and using darker colors to create dimension.
Realistic Watercolors Step by Step (2h 42m)
Learn how to paint watercolor flowers and more step by step with online video lessons from award-winning artist Anna Mason. Start with how to choose a reference photo, set up your workspace and outline your subject matter: a rose. With your outline complete, see how to create petals by layering tones from light to dark. Next, paint a lifelike stamen and build skills for balancing tones. Move on to rendering a lovely flower bud and get tips for avoiding muddy colors, increasing contrast and creating highlights that add depth to your work. Expand the number of greens on your palette as Anna guides you through painting convincing leaves, stems and thorns. Plus, discover tricks for finishing your painting beautifully by establishing crisp edges, using color-correcting techniques and refining the level of contrast in your piece.
Simple & Stunning Watercolor Techniques (2h 32m)
Play with size, scale, texture and a variety of water-based mediums. Learn advanced watercolor techniques alongside artist and instructor Mary Murphy. You’ll see how to create a complementary underpainting, use masking methods to preserve white space and achieve harmonious color shifts. Then, discover a simple strategy for making compositional decisions and apply a gridding technique to scale your painting to any size. Find out how to use a variety of household items to easily produce amazing effects. Then, explore other water-based mediums: gouache, acrylics and watercolor grounds. You’ll even build confidence choosing paper, brushes and pigments. Plus, learn to critique your work, fix mistakes and adjust values for a fantastic finish.
Pet Portraits in Watercolor (2h 47m)
Learn how to paint watercolor pet portraits with confidence alongside award-winning artist Deb Watson. Start class with tips for choosing a reference photo, selecting a composition and creating value sketches to establish your furry friend’s form. Next, you’ll easily transfer the main shapes of your pet portrait with graphite paper. Prep your palette as Deb helps you select harmonious colors, mix all the variations you need and apply your first beautiful wash. Then, create contour lines to define any dog’s fur, and use directional strokes to mimic any cat’s coat. Bring your work to life as Deb guides you through painting realistic pet eyes, noses, ears and more. Plus, find out how different backgrounds can add instant dimension to your work.