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Watercolor Painting - Venice Pen and Ink Travel Sketching (Part 1)

——   Created by Darren Yeo

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This Watercolour Line and Wash course is designed for beginners with a desire to learn the essentials of Line and Wash Watercolours. 

This class is the first part of a series of Venice themed travel sketching classes, where you will learn how to draw and paint some beautiful Venice landscapes. Join me on a virtual sketching trip of Venice! I've also included some historical facts and videos of this beautiful city.

In this class, I will show you the FUN and EASY way to enter into the world of watercolours, and turn your holiday photographs or any reference picture into simple, yet beautiful paintings. By the end of this course, you will have a firm understanding of the processes and techniques of turning any photograph into a pen and wash painting!

This class is split into two main parts; Part 1 - Turning a photograph into a sketch, and Part 2 - using watercolours to add colour and value. I will walk you through how to complete this painting step by step!

In this Watercolour Painting - Venice Line and Wash course, I will cover basics such as:

  • Materials - what paints, paper, brushes and pens you will need
  • The correct use of values in painting
  • How to sketch a subject easily by simplifying a landscape into basic shapes
  • Understanding the basics of perspective, angles and simplifying buildings
  • Using essential watercolour techniques such as wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry

Featured demonstration painting:

The course project

For the class project, refer to the attached reference photos of Venice. Using the tips in Part 1 of this class, pick one or more reference photos to base a pen drawing on. This will encourage you to create your own scene, which will be unique to you. My painting is also included in the attachments and you can use this as a reference if you wish. Remember, you want to create a loose impression so don't get too bogged down in all the details.

Once you have completed your drawing, use the tips in part 2 of the class to paint your scene! Then, upload your project! I'm keen to see what you come up with, and let me know if need any advice or feedback - I will respond to your messages in the projects/discussion. Have fun!

7 Lessons

1 min
5 mins
Materials Required
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4 mins
Venice: Background and History
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38 mins
How to Draw with Ink
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29 mins
Paint the Sky & Background
28 mins
Paint the Ground & Figures
1 min
Class Project

About the instructor

Darren Yeo
Darren Yeo
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Hi, I'm Darren from Watercolour Mentor, and I'm here to Mentor, Encourage and Inspire you in your watercolour journey! I like to provide as …

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  • Project included
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  • 1h 43m of on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable files
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