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Modern Watercolor: Create Depth Through Progressive Layering

——   Created by Melissa Lee

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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.



5 Lessons

1 min
6 mins
7 mins
The Layering Process
9 mins
Halloween Painting Demo
2 mins
Closing Thoughts

About the instructor

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Melissa Lee
  • 9 courses

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 …

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