Modern Watercolor: Create Depth Through Progressive Layering

——   Created by Melissa Lee

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5
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21m
Lesson time
intermediate
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Progressive watercoloring is a technique that involves the layering of translucent pigment to create a gradient effect that adds depth and style to your work. In this class, designer and illustrator Melissa Lee will take you step-by-step through the simple and easy process, so that you, too, can implement the technique into your next painting.

Progressive watercoloring is a fairly traditional technique, in that it really utilizes the translucent quality of watercolors, but it can also be used to give your work a contemporary, stylized flair. 

To get into the spirit of the season, Melissa will be showing you how she created the Halloween-themed painting below. This lesson is short and sweet, and you’ll leave it with one more fun technique to add to your skillset!

The course project

Hands-on Class Project

Create your own Halloween-themed painting using the progressive layering technique.

MATERIALS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

5 Lessons

0:00:55
Introduction
0:05:01
Materials
0:06:37
The Layering Process
0:08:03
Halloween Painting Demo
0:01:03
Closing Thoughts
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About the instructor

Hi! My name's Melissa Lee, and I'm an illustrator and surface designer living in the hilly forests of Northern California. Alongside doing freelance and art licensing work, I've spent much of my time cultivating my love of sharing what I know and encouraging others to nourish their creative side through …

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