Watercolour on Wood

A course by Katherine Dossman Casallas (k2man*)
Painter and illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined October 2018
, Painter and illustrator

Learn to paint with watercolour and other water-based techniques using wood as a canvas

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (236)
  • 3929 students

Learn to paint with watercolour and other water-based techniques using wood as a canvas

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (236)
  • 3929 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 7m)
  • 22 additional resources (17 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Watercolor and paper always go hand in hand, but what happens when we apply it to other supports such as wood? Katherine Dossman, painter and illustrator, has the answer. After 9 years dedicated to his artistic work, he has developed a water painting technique, with watercolor and acrylic, on wood that has taken his pieces to galleries in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.

In this course you will learn to use watercolor and other techniques on water on wood, to get the most out of color and material from the hand of a specialist.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Conociendo el material
  • U3
    U3. Planeación
  • U4
    U4. A la madera
  • FP
    FP Final project
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The first thing you will do is meet Katherine Dossman, her professional and artistic career, how she became 100% dedicated to illustration and, also, her main influences.

You will know the material you need to detail to use the technique, including the types of wood, pigments and extra materials or optional to work.

You will plan your illustration to make it come true. First you will see the types of sketch by level of complexity. You will make a color palette, defining colors, ranges and consistencies that you will use in watercolor, acrylic and pastel. Then you will learn to trace your sketch to the wood without spots.

Once you have everything ready, you will learn to apply the technique by individually painting the areas that go in watercolor and those that go in acrylic. You will see how to do the scraping and sanding of the support and finally, you will use the pastel chalk to create shading and apply the varnish for final protection.

At the end, you will have made an illustration on wood, combining techniques of watercolors and acrylic making the best use of the support.

What is this course's project?

You will make an original final work of 30 x 20 centimeters on a wooden plate applying all the techniques learned.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To professional illustrators and enthusiasts of illustration and art.

Requirements and materials

To do this course you will need basic knowledge of watercolor. What materials do you need? Watercolors, wood plate (non-agglomerate), soft bristle brushes, acrylics, pastel chalk, eraser, HB graphite pencil, scissors, sandpaper, masking liquid, cotton cloth, tracing paper, cutter or exact, pyrography (optional) ) and spray varnish.


3929 Students
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Katherine Dossman Casallas (k2man*)

Katherine Dossman was born in Colombia and currently lives in Argentina. He studied Graphic Design at the School of Fine Arts in Cali (Colombia). She worked for 10 years as an advertising art director for agencies such as Young & Rubicam and McCann Erickson.

In 2006 he traveled to Buenos Aires (Argentina) to study animation, where he continued working in art direction until, in 2010, he decided to dedicate himself only to illustration, working as a freelance for Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and the United States. United.

He is passionate about the creation of fantastic characters and his work can be found in galleries and art stores in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influencias
  • U2

    Conociendo el material

    • Soportes
    • Pigmentos
    • Otros materiales
  • U3


    • El boceto
    • Paleta de Color
    • Marcar el boceto
  • U4

    A la madera

    • Cómo aplicar la técnica
    • Áreas de acuarela y acrílico I
    • Áreas de acuarela y acrílico II
    • Raspado y lijado
    • Sombras y Barniz
    • Evaluación de la pieza final
  • FP

    Final project

    • Watercolor on wood

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Watercolour on Wood. Illustration course by Katherine Dossman Casallas (k2man*)

Watercolour on Wood

A course by Katherine Dossman Casallas (k2man*)
Painter and illustrator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined October 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (236)
  • 3929 students