Watercolor: Where to Start?

——   Created by Irina Trzaskos

Essential Watercolor Techniques: Learn the Basics of Watercolor

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14
Lessons
1h 29m
Lesson time
beginner
Skill level

More about this course

Watercolor is popular, unpredictable and absolutely magical. Also, it can be intimidating and challenging when you don't know the basics of this beautiful medium. In this class, I will show you the essential watercolor techniques needed to paint with confidence. The class is structured in small, easy to process segments of information. Take your time practicing and rewatch the videos as needed. Also, feel free to ask me any questions in the discussion section of the class. This class is suitable for beginners or for artists who would like to gain more confidence and clarity using the watercolor medium.

Also, there are many amazing watercolor artists teaching here, so don't hesitate to watch their classes, practice is the key to beautiful results!

Welcome to the class and I can't wait to see your projects!

Happy Painting!

x Irina

The course project

The assignment for this class is to have fun with watercolor and practice following techniques along with me:

  • Wet on Wet
  • Wet on Dry
  • Dry Brush
  • Watercolor Wash (3 types)
  • Blending
  • Transparency
  • Layering

Also, explore color value, practice brush control exercises and experiment with special effects in watercolor.

Upload all your results to the project of the class, I love seeing your projects and reading the stories behind them.  

Can't wait to see all your beautiful results.

Happy Painting!

x Irina

14 Lessons

0:00:36
Introduction
free preview
0:04:00
Watercolor supplies: paper
0:07:45
Watercolor paint
0:08:55
Watercolor brushes
0:04:42
Additional supplies
0:05:35
Basic techniques and styles
0:12:24
Watercolor wash
0:04:36
Blending
0:04:51
Transparency
0:07:01
Layering
0:07:47
Color value
0:10:24
Brush control exercises
0:10:49
Special effects in watercolor
0:00:21
Last Thoughts
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  • Project included
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  • 1h 29m of on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable file
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About the instructor

Hi, I am Irina - watercolor artist and illustrator.

Welcome to my channel dedicated to all Watercolor Beginners.

Here, I share my knowledge of watercolor, tips, tricks and techniques right from my studio in a small & beautiful town in Connecticut. In the last five years I taught over 65.000 …

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