‌Illustration of Natural Elements in Watercolor

A course by Franncine de Miranda (Estúdio Luares)
‌Illustration Studio. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
, ‌Illustration Studio

‌Create a library of illustrations of nature and represent your vision of the world through watercolor

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (74)
  • 1419 students

‌Create a library of illustrations of nature and represent your vision of the world through watercolor

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (74)
  • 1419 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 lessons (2h 37m)
  • Available on the app
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Nature's colors, textures, and symbols are a fantastic source of inspiration when getting started with watercolor. ‌Fearless creation—this is illustrator Franncine de Miranda's aim at her artistic experimentation lab, Estúdio Luares. The studio's goal is to translate feelings into images and brings objects capable of transforming a space to life.

In this course, learn to create a library of illustrations inspired by nature through unique painting techniques. Whatever your style, develop your own creative language and create original illustrations alongside Franncine.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparations
  • U3
    U3. A library of natural elements
  • U4
    U4. Post production
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know your teacher Franncine. Hear about her professional journey as a watercolor artist and the founder of Estúdio Luares. She also shares her biggest artistic influences and gives an overview of the final project.

‌Explore all the materials needed for illustrating like paintbrushes, paints, and types of paper. Learn the basic principles of watercolor such as transparency, fluidity, and wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet techniques. Discover the secrets behind freehand design and getting an image down on paper.

‌Now it's time to compose your own library of nature illustrations. Franncine guides you through applying layers, using different techniques, and combining common materials with watercolor to achieve various effects and textures.

‌She also shows you how to digitalize your work and edit them using Adobe Photoshop. She also offers some tips for publishing and sharing your creations on social media.

What is this course's project?

Create a library of watercolor pieces inspired by nature.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

‌‌Illustrators, designers, plastic artists, and anyone who wishes to experiment with this fluid and versatile technique and unearth their creativity.

What you need

‌No previous painting, watercolor, or drawing experience is necessary for this course.

‌In terms of materials, you need watercolors, paper, paintbrushes, a mixing palette, two containers for water, a cloth for drying, a traditional or mechanical pencil, an eraser, table salt, bleach, India ink, and white gouache.


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Franncine de Miranda (Estúdio Luares)

‌In 2016, while working in public relations, Franncine de Miranda discovered her true calling was watercolor, and went on to set up Estúdio Luares.‌ From her creative laboratory, she produces illustrations that combine different techniques and mediums. Through her work, Franncine seeks to use nature's inspiration to transform her feelings into images.

‌She's given classes in venues such as Sesc Paulista and Belenzinho in São Paulo.‌ Her work also appears on products and decorative textiles, as well as in publications like ‌Trip‌ magazine.


  • U1


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


    • Materials
    • Paper and sketchbook
    • Basic fundamentals
    • Layers
    • Colors and construction of light and shadow
    • drawing on paper
  • U3

    A library of natural elements

    • practicing the concepts
    • wet on dry
    • wet on wet
    • Working with other materials
  • U4

    Post production

    • Scanning and Adjustments
    • Posting on social networks
    • Final tips
  • FP

    Final Project

    • ‌Illustration of Natural Elements in Watercolor

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‌Illustration of Natural Elements in Watercolor. A Illustration course by Franncine de Miranda (Estúdio Luares)

‌Illustration of Natural Elements in Watercolor

A course by Franncine de Miranda (Estúdio Luares)
‌Illustration Studio. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (74)
  • 1419 students