Pen, Ink and Watercolor Sketching Essentials - Beach Landscapes

——   Created by Darren Yeo

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This Beach Landscape themed Watercolor Line and Wash Essentials course is designed for beginners with a desire to learn all the essentials of Line and Wash Watercolors. Although there is a beach theme to this class, the skills you will learn can be applied to all other watercolor landscapes.

By the end of this class, you will have the confidence and skills to understand how to paint any beach landscape scene in half an hour or less!

This course is designed for you to follow and paint alongside the demonstrations. It is encouraged for you to do so, as this will quickly strengthen your watercolor techniques by providing ample opportunities for practice. Each demonstration sketch is simple and tailored towards beginners. Draw these prior to painting. 

I take a different approach from other instructors and make a conscious effort to demonstrate every technique I discuss in the context of a small painting/sketch. So, in addition of 19 full-length demonstrations, there are also 10+ smaller demonstrations highlighting techniques such as wet-in-wet, in the context of painting clouds, water, land and other beach landscape components.

In this class, I will show you the FUN and EASY way to enter into the world of watercolors, and paint along to over 20 simple, yet beautiful Beach Landscape paintings. 

This comprehensive class contains over 20 landscape painting demonstrations! These are based on various beach landscape compositions from around the world. I will walk you through how to complete each painting step by step as you follow along!

In this Watercolor Painting Line and Wash Essentials: Beach Landscapes course, I will cover basics such as:

  • Materials - what paints, paper, brushes and pens you will need.
  • The difference between different kinds of watercolor paper, and practical demonstrations showing comparisons of paper performance.
  • A crucial series of 6 lessons on understanding 'values' and color - including practical exercises and demonstrations for you to follow along to.
  • Understanding light sources and how to paint realistic shadows.
  • How to sketch a subject easily by simplifying a landscape into basic shapes, and using a combination of loose and accurate drawing styles.
  • Hands-on lessons on essential watercolor techniques such as wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry, dry brush and paint 'flicking'.
  • How to paint clouds, water and land.

Join me in the class and let's make learning watercolors fun and easy!

Below are example of some landscapes we will paint together:

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The course project

Referring to the attached reference paintings, complete 2-4 sketches using the techniques and processes described in this class. You can follow along in the video, or you can have a try afterwards by yourself.

If you have other reference photos you'd like to try, then how about turning these into line and wash paintings? Post your results below! You can choose any beach landscape or even another type of landscape altogether. I will be available and respond to any questions or feedback you may have. I would love to hear from you.

33 Lessons

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Materials: Paint
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Materials: Paper
Materials: Pens, Pencils and Brushes
Materials: Other
Sketching: Techniques Demo
Watercolor: Techniques Demo
Watercolor Skies: Wet-in-Wet
Watercolor Skies: Washes
Watercolor Waves: Techniques
Watercolor: Waves and Shores
Watercolor: Land (Wet-on-Dry)
Watercolor: Figures & Shadows
Values: Values vs. Colour
Values: Monochrome Demo
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  • Project included
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  • 6h 13m of on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable files
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About the instructor

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 much value as possible in my courses, and different subjects to paint, so students can pick and choose which lectures interest them the most. Need …

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