What you’ll learn
- Create and paint a thematic series of sketches that represents a place you have traveled to using photographs or sketching live.
- Create finished sketches with ink pens that come to life when watercolor is applied.
- This course is a two for one since it includes sketching and beginning watercolor lectures.
- Combine skills learned from previous courses: Proportions, Contours, Landscapes and Perspective
In this course, I will teach you how to create a series of thematic, painted sketches that tell a story or feature a particular location. The instruction will focus on adding watercolors to your ink drawings of buildings, trees, sculptures and other landscape features. I will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico where I will show you how to create a series of sketches that bring to life a particular place. You can use your previous sketches, create a series from past photographs or make a new series from a place around you.
I will introduce the idea of creating a thematic border around your sketches and you then you will watch me create my sketches. Half of the class, eight lectures, are dedicated to watercolors. I introduce watercolor techniques like flat and graded washes, glazing and creating value charts and creating study paintings.
I will cover the materials and techniques that I prefer, and then you will watch me paint, with step by step narrated instruction instruction of how to paint your sketches. If you are a beginning painter, you can stop at any stage, and if you are up for more of a challenge, watch as I turn my sketches into finished paintings!