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Natural Landscapes in Watercolor

A course by Daniel "Pito" Campos
Illustrator and Plastic Artist. Córdoba, Argentina.
Joined April 2016
, Illustrator and Plastic Artist

Capture the beauty of bright green landscapes with liberating and expressive splashes of color

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 17395 students

Capture the beauty of bright green landscapes with liberating and expressive splashes of color

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 17395 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 54m)
  • 8 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Some paints truly have the power to transport you to the landscape they depict. That's the driving force behind the plastic artist and illustrator Daniel “Pito” Campos' work, to make observers feel like they're in the middle of it. How does he do it? With paint brushes, splashes of color, and by exploring all the possibilities watercolors have to offer.

After teaching you everything you need to know about painting urban landscapes with watercolors, Daniel is back with another course where he gives you a drop-by-drop explanation of his techniques for painting nature landscapes. Explore different types of washes and toy with abstraction by using free-flowing splashes and gestures. When you've finished, you'll have all the techniques you need to turn watercolors into a form of expression.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Let's Set the Stage
  • U3
    U3. Let's Start Painting
  • U4
    U4. Measures to Protect the Original and Digitization for Editorial Purposes
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know your instructor. Daniel tells you his story, when he began spreading the wonders of watercolors, his current work, and his experience in general. He also shares a list of the most influential artists in his life when it comes to nature landscapes painted with watercolors.

After this intro, brush up on what the best materials are for painting with watercolors in general, and then go more in depth with the specific ones you'll be using for your project. Get down to business and define the theme of your painting, choose which of the four color splash techniques you want to use based on the desired effect, and start playing with textures.

Daniel then teaches you step-by-step everything you need to know to paint your chosen theme with watercolors. First, choose the right picture. Second, create a tone map to help minimize future mistakes. Finally, get your paper ready to paint. Now it's time to draw, and then after, to paint!

Once you have the most figurative version of your painting, Daniel shows you how to tackle nature landscapes using synthesis, splashes, insinuation, and near-abstraction. To finish up, he shares some tips and tricks on how to preserve and protect your work of art.

What is this course's project?

Paint two versions of a landscape based on a picture with your chosen theme. One version doesn't stray far from reality, while the other uses synthesis and focuses primarily on splashes, gesture, and the ability to stretch figures almost to the point of abstraction.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in telling stories through paintings of natural or rural landscapes. This includes everyone from plastic artists or illustrators to regular people who dabble in the arts or simply enjoy this form of expression.

Requirements and materials

It's helpful if you have some basic notions of drawing, but it's certainly not a requirement; anyone with a desire to learn can take this course.

The materials you'll need for this course include watercolor paper (300 GSM), watercolor pigments (either in tubes or pans), a mixing palette, paint brushes (a size 8, 10, or 12 round brush, a 0 or 00 long-bristled liner brush, and a 5-cm-wide flat brush or a large round brush), paper towels, paper tape, a 40x50 cm firm support, a container for water and a spray bottle.


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Daniel "Pito" Campos

A course by Daniel "Pito" Campos

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Illustrator and Plastic Artist

Daniel Campos, better known as "Pito" Campos, is a self-taught illustrator and plastic artist who is wholly and exclusively devoted to the technique of painting with watercolors. During his college years, he studied Architecture, and it is believed that this is where his love for urban art took root.

You can see his work in all sorts of places, everywhere from bars and magazines like Servicio de Cable, Desterradxs or La Luciérnaga, to the walls at subways stations like Subte B Pasteur-AMIA or Estación de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    Let's Set the Stage

    • Description of Materials
    • The Stain: The Four Ways to Treat It
    • Textures and Effects
  • U3

    Let's Start Painting

    • Find the Trigger
    • Tonal Plan
    • Paper Preparation
    • Plant Pencil Drawing
    • Initial Wash
    • Second Wash
    • Third Entry 1
    • Third Entry 2
  • U4

    Measures to Protect the Original and Digitization for Editorial Purposes

    • Another Look: Watercolor and Synthesis
    • Care of the Piece and Conservation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Natural landscapes in watercolor

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Natural Landscapes in Watercolor. Illustration course by Daniel "Pito" Campos Best seller

Natural Landscapes in Watercolor

A course by Daniel "Pito" Campos
Illustrator and Plastic Artist. Córdoba, Argentina.
Joined April 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (1.1K)
  • 17395 students