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Techniques applied to watercolour illustration

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon
Painter and illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2016
, Painter and illustrator

Learn to digitalise your illustrations, commercialise them and apply them to design projects

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (2K)
  • 61487 students

Learn to digitalise your illustrations, commercialise them and apply them to design projects

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (2K)
  • 61487 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 17 Lessons (2h 56m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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Ana Victoria Calderón -silustrator, designer and artist specialized in watercolor-, has managed to create her own style and, usually, commercialize her works as art licenses that are applied in all types of projects. In this course, he will teach you how to work with watercolor so that you can become an independent illustrator.

This is a complementary course to Modern Watercolor Techniques , also taught by Ana where, from Similarly, you will learn to work with watercolor to create illustrations, now through a botanical study. In addition, you will discover the application of this technique to lettering.

Hand in hand with Ana Victoria, you will also learn to digitize your watercolors to reproduce them on all types of media and will show you the best way to market your designs.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Before starting
  • U3
    U3. Watercolor on paper
  • U4
    U4. Digital Process
  • U5
    U5. Production and final project
  • U6
    U6. Watercolor in the professional field
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will begin to know some tricks and tips to paint with watercolor: mix colors from the layers, negative paint, transparencies ... Ana Victoria will propose some composition exercises and teach you, also, to work the lettering with watercolor.

Then, once you have done your work on paper, Ana Victoria will explain how to digitize it. You will learn the correct way to scan your watercolors, how to clean and edit the file in Photoshop and, finally, how to adjust the color so that your file is faithful to the original work.

You will combine your artwork with lettering and other design elements to create a ready-to-send composition for printing. You will see the final result printed on paper and Ana Victoria will give you some valuable tips about how to customize and present the final project.

Finally, Ana will tell you how to market your work in an online store, she will tell you about her experience with art licenses and the print on demand method as well as how to work with commercial clients from watercolor illustrations ..

What is this course's project?

You will create a piece combining elements of illustration with watercolor, lettering and design that you can digitize and print.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Illustrators, designers and artists who want to take their work to a professional level, learning the best way to market their work.

What you need

It is necessary to have basic knowledge of watercolor -or have taken the previous course of Ana Victoria Calderón: Modern watercolor techniques -. In addition you must have basic notions of design and Photoshop.

With regard to the materials you will need: watercolor paper, brushes, your favorite watercolors, water, scanner, a computer with Photoshop and find your best local option to print your projects.


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Ana Victoria Calderon

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon

Painter and illustrator

Ana Victoria Calderón is originally from Cancun, which is why much of her work is intimately related to nature and full of organic elements and symbolism.

He graduated from the University of the Americas, Puebla and studied Information Design, while working in his degree in Plastic Arts.

It is easy to find his illustrations applied to prints, bags, notebooks, ceramics, kitchenware, greeting cards, book covers and all kinds of products. Licensed his art to companies such as Hallmark, Papyrus, Trader Joe's, among others and has collaborated with Vanity Fair, Elle, Editorial Santillana, Travesías, Ray Ban and Dr. Bronner's.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Before starting

    • The project
    • materials
  • U3

    Watercolor on paper

    • Creative process and botanical study I
    • Creative process and botanical study II
    • Sketch and composition
    • Lettering in watercolor
    • Completion of our watercolor
  • U4

    Digital Process

    • Scanning
    • Details in photoshop
    • Final file preparation
  • U5

    Production and final project

    • Print
    • Finishes
  • U6

    Watercolor in the professional field

    • Produce your own products
    • Art licenses
    • Watercolor for clients
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Watercolor applied to design projects

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Techniques applied to watercolour illustration. A Illustration course by Ana Victoria Calderon Best Seller

Techniques applied to watercolour illustration

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon
Painter and illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2016
  • 99% Positive reviews (2K)
  • 61487 students