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5 Free Lessons to Explore New Watercolor Techniques: From Beginner to Advanced

Practice with simple exercises to perfect your watercolor painting and illustration techniques

Watercolor painting is one of the best ways to get into both illustration and painting, due to the nobility of the material. Unlike other methods, learning to expect unexpected results will mitigate your fear of making mistakes and encourage you to practice more and more.

Learn from these 5 expert watercolor illustrators and painters with exercises that will improve your technique right away.

To watch each lesson, just click on its title in red. Enjoy!

Open lesson: Watercolor! Shadows and details

As part of the Architectural Sketching with Watercolor and Ink course, storyboard artist and illustrator Alex Hillkurtz shows you his particular way of working with details in watercolor painting. From light to dark tones, discover how to add shadows to highlight the illuminated parts of your painting or illustration, in this case, of a building based on a photograph.

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Alex Hillkurtz

Open Lesson: Rough and Dry Textures

In this lesson of the Botanical Illustration with Watercolors course, designer and illustrator Paulina Maciel shows you two basic textures to create the appearance of dried leaves. To search for references, you can simply go for a walk and find a couple of leaves along the way so you can practice finishing their textures and creating your own still life.

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Paulina Maciel

Open lesson: Basic watercolor techniques

Within the course Illustrated Portrait in Watercolor, the painter and illustrator Ana Santos explains in this lesson the bases to start working with watercolor. Learn practical tips to master this technique, and turn small "mistakes" into your favor for an unexpected and pleasant result.

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Ana Santos

Open Lesson: Color Palette

As part of the Naturalist Bird Illustration with Watercolors course, the naturalist illustrator Antonia Reyes Montealegre gives you a brief review of how you can select the colors you will use in your illustration. She shows you how to observe the real colors of your references or models and capture them in watercolor.

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Antonia Reyes Montealegre

Open Lesson: Pressure and Precision - Part I

This lesson belongs to the Modern Watercolor Techniques course, painter and illustrator Ana Victoria Calderón presents you with different exercises so that you have best control of your hand and the brush. Practice with them to achieve perfection when you want to paint fine, controlled details in your illustrations.

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Ana Victoria Calderón

These lessons will only be available until October 7, 2020. If after that date you wish to consult them, you can do so by signing up for each course.

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