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Landscape Painting with Gouache for Beginners

A course by Maddy Bellwoar , Painter and Digital Artist

Painter and Digital Artist. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Joined March 2022

Learn to paint with gouache by sketching and illustrating a colorful, natural environment from a photo reference

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Learn to paint with gouache by sketching and illustrating a colorful, natural environment from a photo reference

A course by Maddy Bellwoar

Gouache paint is a versatile medium that allows you to experiment with a variety of techniques: wet on wet, opaque layering, dry-brushing and more. By combining gouache with landscape painting, artist Madeleine Bellwoar creates captivating pieces that depict beautiful scenery. She’s collaborated with companies such as Wacom, Adobe, Behance, ArtStation, and Amazon Games

In this online course, Madeleine teaches you the basics of color and composition, and techniques specific to landscape paintings. Learn how to make expressive brushstrokes and fill a blank page with essence of nature.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 22 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (137)
  • 7478 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 20m)
  • 22 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Illustrate a landscape from a photo reference using gouache.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning how to paint with gouache or illustrate landscapes.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience necessary.

To take this course, you need drawing and painting materials.


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7478 Students
137 Reviews
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Maddy Bellwoar

A course by Maddy Bellwoar

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Painter and Digital Artist

Madeleine Bellwoar is an independent artist based in the Netherlands. Her work explores the beauty of the natural world through color, light, and texture. She is often in the forest sketching or taking photos and finding inspiration for her next painting. She mainly works with gouache and digital mediums, though she also enjoy watercolor and Ink.

As both a traditional and digital painter, Madeleine has been exploring ways to bring these mediums together through the creation of custom digital brush sets, which use real, traditional brushstrokes and textures. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and has been livestreaming her art process as a featured streamer on Behance and Twitch for the past five years Madeleine has also worked on assets and background painting for Ddraig House Game studio and collaborated with companies such as Wacom, Adobe, Behance, ArtStation, and Amazon Games.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Workplace and Skills for Painting

    • Gathering Materials
    • Getting Familiar with the Gouache Medium 1
    • Getting Familiar with the Gouache Medium 2
    • Color and Value: Experimenting with Colors
    • Composition and Point of View
    • Techniques for Painting Nature 1
    • Techniques for Painting Nature 2
  • U3

    Building the Painting

    • Finding and Organizing the Reference
    • Planning the Painting and Preparing to Begin
    • Blocking in the Basic Background
    • Defining Subjects and Values 1
    • Defining Subjects and Values 2
    • Details, Texture, and Finishing Touches
  • U4

    Once the Artwork Is Done

    • Staging and Photographing Art for Social Media
    • Furthering Your Painting Skills
  • FP

    Final project

    • Landscape Painting with Gouache for Beginners

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Landscape Painting with Gouache for Beginners. Illustration course by Maddy Bellwoar Best seller

Landscape Painting with Gouache for Beginners

A course by Maddy Bellwoar
Painter and Digital Artist. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Joined March 2022
  • 99% positive reviews (137)
  • 7478 students