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Naturalist Illustration Techniques: Whales in Watercolor

A course by Antonia Reyes Montealegre , Illustrator

Illustrator. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined May 2017

Dive into an ocean of watercolor and learn how to illustrate a majestic sea creature by exploring drawing and painting techniques with a splash of experimentation

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Dive into an ocean of watercolor and learn how to illustrate a majestic sea creature by exploring drawing and painting techniques with a splash of experimentation

The ocean is an infinite source of inspiration—from its picturesque skylines to the vast aquatic world beneath its surface. Whales are one of the most breathtaking underwater dwellers, known for their ability to communicate through song and their regal presence. Naturalist illustrator Antonia Reyes is captivated by these magical creatures and has dedicated a part of her work to illustrating them.

In this course, dive deep into the world of watercolor and illustration to capture the beauty of these sea animals. Brush up on your knowledge of whales, explore drawing and watercolor techniques, and add a bit of experimentation to your illustration process.

If you enjoy naturalist illustration of animals, you might also be interested in Antonia’s previous course Naturalist Bird Illustration with Watercolors.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 26 downloads

Orca Whale 1
16 minutes, 31 seconds
Blue Whale 1
14 minutes, 13 seconds
Humpback Whale 1
13 minutes, 27 seconds
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  • 18 lessons (3h 14m)
  • 26 additional resources (8 files)
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  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Create 3 naturalist watercolor illustrations of an orca, a blue whale, and a humpback whale.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with a passion for sea creatures and watercolors.

Requirements and materials

Basic experience in drawing and watercolor painting is required.

To take this course, you need water colors, paint brushes in various sizes, masking fluid, and sea salt.


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Antonia Reyes Montealegre

Antonia defines herself as an illustrator of nature. She specializes in the representation of the Chilean flora and fauna, a natural paradise. Her relationship with nature has always stemmed from exploration, then from her studio, where she interprets it artistically. She aspires to create illustrations that transmit emotions and show the beauty of nature. All her work is done by hand, with pencils, watercolors, and paper.

The majority of Antonia’s projects are self-managed, due to her passion for entwining illustrations with experiences, workshops, and excursions. She shares her work and discoveries on social media and on her website, which she has transformed into an illustrated blog.


Content

  • U1

    From The Shore, Gazing At The Horizon

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Testing The Waters

    • An Introduction to Whales
    • Building a Reference Board
  • U3

    Let’s Dive In

    • Art Supplies for Drawing and Watercolor
    • Techniques to Create Color and Texture
    • Whale Structure and Preliminary Drawings
  • U4

    There She Blows!

    • Orca Whale 1
    • Orca Whale 2
    • Orca Whale Details
    • Blue Whale 1
    • Blue Whale 2
    • Blue Whale Details
    • Humpback Whale 1
    • Humpback Whale 2
    • Humpback Whale Details
  • U5

    Expanding Your Horizons

    • Going In Deeper
    • A Final Story: Illustration As A Pathway To Explore Nature
  • FP

    Final project

    • Naturalist Illustration Techniques: Whales in Watercolor

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Naturalist Illustration Techniques: Whales in Watercolor. Illustration course by Antonia Reyes Montealegre Best seller

Naturalist Illustration Techniques: Whales in Watercolor

A course by Antonia Reyes Montealegre
Illustrator. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined May 2017
  • 99% positive reviews (340)
  • 10341 students