Gouache Painting of Urban Landscapes

A course by Tommy Kim , Art Director and Urban Sketch Enthusiast

Art Director and Urban Sketch Enthusiast. Honolulu, United States.
Joined November 2021

Learn how to paint your surroundings by exploring gouache techniques to create a detailed cityscape filled with color and texture

  • 98% positive reviews (175)
  • 5754 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to paint your surroundings by exploring gouache techniques to create a detailed cityscape filled with color and texture

A course by Tommy Kim

Have you ever seen a beautiful urban landscape and taking a picture of it simply didn’t do it justice? Sometimes the best way to recreate the magic of a place is with a pen and a paintbrush. This art form is what artist Tommy Kim is most passionate about, and has his urban gouache painting exhibited at the Nucleus Gallery in Los Angeles. He also shares his work with over 108K followers on Instagram.

In this online course, learn to paint a vibrant urban landscape with gouache paint.[b/] Discover everything from [b]drawing exercises, brushstroke techniques, and color combinations. Are you ready to paint your favorite cityscape?

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What will you learn in this online course?

11 lessons & 9 downloads

My Favorite Artists
4 minutes, 17 seconds
The Gouache Medium: Starting Out
12 minutes, 12 seconds
How to Sketch the Scene
13 minutes, 53 seconds
The Values
20 minutes, 22 seconds
Understanding Color
7 minutes, 39 seconds
Starting to Paint
10 minutes, 40 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (175)
  • 5754 students
  • 11 lessons (1h 37m)
  • 9 additional resources (1 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 a cityscape based on a photograph with gouache paint.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning to paint with gouache or who would like to explore urban landscape illustration.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

To take this course, you need paintbrushes, paper for gouache, a white ink pen, and gouache paint.


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5754 Students
175 Reviews
98% Positive ratings
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Tommy Kim

A course by Tommy Kim

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Art Director and Urban Sketch Enthusiast

Tommy Kim is an art director in the animation industry and an urban sketch enthusiast. Though he spent most of his life in Los Angeles, he is now based in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he enjoys practicing his hobby of plein-air painting.

His passion is to capture everyday life in his artwork, and finds peace whenever he’s outside observing nature with his gouache paint. When he’s not painting, he’s working in the animation industry, collaborating with clients like Gaumont Animation, Original Force Animation, Illumination and Skydance.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • My Favorite Artists
  • U2

    The First Steps

    • The Gouache Medium: Starting Out
    • Finding Inspiration
    • How to Sketch the Scene
  • U3

    Painting the Scene

    • The Values
    • Understanding Color
    • Starting to Paint
    • Painting the Medium Shapes
  • U4

    Closing the Piece

    • The Finer Details
    • Plein Air Painting
  • FP

    Final project

    • Gouache Painting of Urban Landscapes

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Gouache Painting of Urban Landscapes. Illustration course by Tommy Kim

Gouache Painting of Urban Landscapes

A course by Tommy Kim
Art Director and Urban Sketch Enthusiast. Honolulu, United States.
Joined November 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (175)
  • 5754 students