Watercolour Sketching Essentials: Drawing and Painting Simple Landscapes

——   Created by Darren Yeo

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Hi, I'm Darren from Watercolour Mentor. If you're looking for a class that will give you confidence and help you improve your drawing and watercolour painting skills, this is it. 

Sketching on a regular basis is an important but often overlooked way to learn how to draw and paint. Sketching allows you to experiment and practice in a fun and low pressure environment - all you need are some paints and a sketchbook or some spare paper! In this class you'll learn how to drawn and paint twelve different landscape scenes. By the end of the course, you will understand how to convert any reference photo into a pencil sketch and watercolour painting.

This course is designed to increase your confidence in executing different watercolour techniques and give you ample practice to build strong painting habits that will set you on the right track in watercolour painting.

I'm excited to get started, so join me in this class and let's have some fun sketching!

In this class we will cover:

  • 12 full drawing and painting demonstrations.
  • How to draw from a reference photo quickly and loosely, how much detail you need to add, and how to imply more details through painting.
  • Various watercolour painting techniques such as wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, drybrush.
  • How to allow paint to mix on the paper for dramatic and interesting washes.
  • How to paint simple street scenes and define a light source to create dramatic shadow effects.

*The reference photos attached in the class projects are royalty free images covered by the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.

Demonstration Paintings:

The course project

For the class project, referring to my completed paintings or the attached photos below as a reference, use a pencil to lightly sketch in the outline(s) of the landscape you would like to paint.

Using the tips and techniques shown in this class, create your own paintings for one or more of the scenes demonstrated. You can even change the colours to your liking. If you're feeling adventurous, try finding your own reference picture and use the tips and techniques to create your own unique painting.

Upload your creations under projects! If you have any questions, let me know in the discussion/project and I will get back to you.

*The reference photos attached in the class projects are royalty free images covered by the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. 

15 Lessons

Materials Required
Paint a Simple Landscape
Paint a Simple Boat Scene
Paint a Night Beach Scene
Paint a Beach Scene
Paint a Venice Scene
Paint a Simple Jetty Scene
Paint a Japanese Temple
Paint a Crosswalk Street Scene
Paint a New York Street Scene
Paint a Statue of Liberty
Paint a London Landscape
Paint a Street Scene
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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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