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Techniques applied to watercolour illustration

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon , Painter and Illustrator

Painter and Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2016

Learn to digitize your illustrations, commercialize them, and apply them to design projects

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  • 99% positive reviews (2.7K)
  • 80200 students

Learn to digitize your illustrations, commercialize them, and apply them to design projects

Illustrator, designer, visual artist, and watercolor specialist Ana Victoria Calderón has managed to create her own style and often commercializes her pieces as art licenses for a range of different projects. In this course, she teaches you how to work with watercolor helping you to become an independent illustrator.

This course is complementary to Modern Watercolor Techniques, also taught by Ana, in which you learn to create watercolor illustrations through a botanical study. You also discover the application of this technique to lettering.

Hand in hand with Ana Victoria, discover how to digitize your watercolor pieces for use in several different mediums as well as the best way to market your designs.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 8 downloads

The project
1 minute, 57 seconds
5 minutes, 15 seconds
Sketch and composition
9 minutes, 33 seconds
Lettering in watercolor
19 minutes, 44 seconds
Details in photoshop
16 minutes, 45 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 99% positive reviews (2.7K)
  • 80200 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 56m)
  • 8 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a piece combining watercolor illustration, lettering, and design that you can digitize and print.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

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

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of watercolor or completion of Ana Victoria’s course Modern Watercolor Techniques is necessary for this course, as well as some basic notions of design and Photoshop.

In terms of materials, you need watercolor paper, paintbrushes, your preferred watercolors, water, a scanner, and a computer with access to Photoshop. You also need to have found the best place to print your projects locally.


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Ana Victoria Calderon

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon

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Painter and Illustrator

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

She graduated in information design from the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP), while also working towards her degree in visual arts.

It’s easy to spot her illustrations on prints, bags, notebooks, ceramics, kitchenware, greeting cards, book covers, and a wide range of different products. She licenses her art to companies such as Hallmark, Papyrus, Trader Joe's, and more 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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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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Techniques applied to watercolour illustration. 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 (2.7K)
  • 80200 students