US $19.97

Digital Dry Watercolor Painting

——   Created by Isabel Aracama

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Isabel here with a new class, this time about digital watercolour painting. If you've seen my portfolio, you know I do and love science illustration. However, we are going to get a bit more artistic and less scientific that that!

In this class you will learn how to paint a dry watercolour using either Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer.

I'll take you through the workflow, techniques and tips and we will work together to complete the final project: a bird! I chose a cardinal red bird as final project.

You can find the reference image in the resources for this class, but should you prefer to paint a different bird, feel free to do so. I'd like to ask you to post your final project, as I love to see what people do and also cause I can give you some feedback.

This class is for any level of skills using Affinity Photo or Designer.

What will you learn?

How to use the watercolour brushes to paint a digital illustration. In this case, a bird.

How to extract a colour palette from a reference image to use it for your illustration.

How to lay paint layers from light to dark.

How to extract the basic blocks and gradually go into details.

The course project

We are going to paint a bird together. I chose a red cardinal as final project, but if you prefer to pick a different bird, feel free. The only thing you need to do is following along as we paint, and in the case you might feel stuck on any of the steps, ask me! I always answer my students.

6 Lessons

2 mins
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6 mins
Preparing reference & canvas
free preview
5 mins
First color layer
3 mins
Integrating colors
5 mins
Blocking colors
9 mins

About the instructor

Isabel Aracama

Hello! I've been a designer & illustrator for the last +20 years. I'm a BFA (UPV, Spain) and Science Illustration specialist (UA, Portugal). I have a knack …

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