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Fantasy Landscapes with Watercolor & Gouache

A course by Ruth Wilshaw , Artist and Author

Artist and Author. Houston, United States.
Joined December 2020

Learn to paint dream-like scenes filled with detail by exploring a combination of illustration techniques with watercolor and gouache

  • Best seller
  • 99% positive reviews (168)
  • 7588 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to paint dream-like scenes filled with detail by exploring a combination of illustration techniques with watercolor and gouache

A course by Ruth Wilshaw

Sparkling waterfalls, misty forests, golden rays of sunlight—these are the kinds of scenes that sweep you away to a world of enchantment. And this is exactly the kind of magic that Ruth Wilshaw captures in her fantastical landscape paintings, using a mix of watercolor and gouache techniques to create evocative illustrations you can lose yourself in. With her intuitive approach to painting, she allows each piece to unfold like a story, letting the colors and patterns lead her down paths that transcend reality.

In this online course, escape to your own imaginary oasis as you learn to use watercolor and gouache to create dream-like landscape paintings. Tap into the best of these two mediums and discover how to combine them flawlessly to paint scenes with a fairy tale essence.

If you can’t get enough of Ruth’s ethereal illustrations and want to learn to paint your own, make sure you check out her first Domestika course, Painting Atmospheric Landscapes with Gouache.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 27 downloads

Paints and Tools
7 minutes, 32 seconds
Gouache: Basic Techniques
8 minutes, 15 seconds
The References
5 minutes, 13 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (168)
  • 7588 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 41m)
  • 27 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Paint your own dream-like landscape with watercolor and gouache.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

All illustrators and dreamers interested in combining watercolor and gouache techniques to capture the magic of nature in their very own landscape painting.

Requirements and materials

No prior experience is required—Ruth teaches you everything you need to know from scratch.

As for materials, all you need is watercolor and gouache paints, paintbrushes, a palette, watercolor or mixed-media paper, and other simple tools Ruth specifies throughout the course.


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7588 Students
168 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Ruth Wilshaw

A course by Ruth Wilshaw

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Artist and Author

Ruth Wilshaw is a full-time artist specializing in painting landscapes with gouache. As a child, she never missed an opportunity to draw or paint. Although she was always motivated by her inner creativity, Ruth was disappointed in the subjective attitude to art during college and decided to leave. Years later, she found inspiration from the show The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, and once her artistic fire had been rekindled, Ruth was determined to explore painting once more, first with other mediums such as charcoal and watercolor before finally falling in love with gouache.

Since then, after amassing a large Instagram following of over 100K, she has established a full-time career and written the book Creative Gouache and continues to share her work and processes on social media.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materials and Techniques

    • Mixing Watercolor and Gouache
    • Paints and Tools
    • Watercolors: Palette and Basic Techniques
    • Painting Techniques: Reading the Background
    • Gouache: Basic Techniques
    • Gouache: Painting Four Elements 1
    • Gouache: painting four elements 2
  • U3

    Composing a Scene

    • Single Element, Close-up, and Full Scene
    • The Composition
    • The References
  • U4

    Painting the Scene

    • The Loose Watercolor Background
    • Reading the Background
    • The Main Elements 1
    • The Main Elements 2
    • The Details and Finishing Touches 1
    • The Details and Finishing Touches 2
  • U5

    Mixing Media and Fixing Mistakes

    • Adding Embellishments
    • Fixing Mistakes
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fantasy Landscapes with Watercolor & Gouache

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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FAQs

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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Fantasy Landscapes with Watercolor & Gouache. Illustration course by Ruth Wilshaw Best seller

Fantasy Landscapes with Watercolor & Gouache

A course by Ruth Wilshaw
Artist and Author. Houston, United States.
Joined December 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (168)
  • 7588 students