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Watercolor Travel Journal

A course by Alicia Aradilla , Travel illustrator and watercolorist

Travel illustrator and watercolorist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2015

Illustrate your travel experiences in an artistic and personal way

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (2.3K)
  • 46259 students

Illustrate your travel experiences in an artistic and personal way

Delving into experiences and expressing them on paper with watercolors has become the primary means of creative expression for artist Alicia Aradilla. Now a renowned contributor to the urban sketching community, Alicia started her artistic journey by leaving her graphic design job to travel the world and document her adventures. She now has over 110k followers on Instagram who admire her sketches full of color and originality.

In this course, learn the basic watercolor painting techniques for illustrating the first page of a travel diary. Work on composing a landscape, exploring colors, and creating elements like shadows, pencil sketches, and text to add personality and style to your work.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 13 downloads

Basic watercolor techniques
17 minutes, 36 seconds
The color
10 minutes, 55 seconds
Framing and depth
5 minutes, 5 seconds
Page composition
4 minutes, 26 seconds
First spots
15 minutes, 39 seconds
Ideas to complete your page
14 minutes, 17 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (2.3K)
  • 46259 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 26m)
  • 13 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Paint a page in your travel diary with watercolor using a landscape as your main subject.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone interested in starting a travel diary or learning about watercolor.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required to take the course.

As for materials, you’ll need a sketchbook in A4 or A5 format, a pencil, a fountain pen, white gouache paint, watercolors, and paint brushes.


46259 Students
2286 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Alicia Aradilla

A course by Alicia Aradilla

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Travel illustrator and watercolorist

Alicia Aradilla is a Spanish illustrator who studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design in Madrid. She worked in advertising agencies and was an art director at Samsung for more than 3 years.

In 2016 he entered the world of urban sketch, becoming a benchmark in the sector by working for different international brands. In 2017, she quit her job as a designer to travel the world and document her experiences in her watercolor notebook. This adventure was shared with his thousands of followers on social networks, who were delighted with his drawings and stories.

She currently works as a freelance illustrator, taking this new creative trend to different projects.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Basics before you start

    • About travel notebooks
    • Materials
    • Basic watercolor techniques
    • The color
    • Framing and depth
  • U3

    Production: designing the page and first strokes

    • Choose the reference image
    • Page composition
    • Pencil drawing
  • U4

    Production: watercolor and ink

    • First spots
    • Entering details
    • Final touches
    • Ideas to complete your page
  • U5

    Your personal touch and the jump to the screen

    • Your personal style
    • The jump to social networks
  • FP

    Final project

    • Watercolor travel notebook

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Watercolor Travel Journal. Illustration course by Alicia Aradilla Best seller

Watercolor Travel Journal

A course by Alicia Aradilla
Travel illustrator and watercolorist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined January 2015
  • 99% positive reviews (2.3K)
  • 46259 students