Learn from scratch to paint with watercolor and get the best from your mistakes
If you are curious to paint with watercolor or you have tried and failed in this attempt, in this course you will learn to understand and master it by the hand of Ana Santos -illustrator and artist- who will guide you step by step in the delicate world of watercolor.
If you already know her for her first course, Portrait illustrated in watercolor , in this course Ana te will help open you up to other more creative uses of this versatile technique.
In this course, taking pictures of different animals as a starting point, you will learn to draw them both realistically and in a more creative way, to paint them with watercolor and other more experimental techniques.
About this course
You will start by getting to know Ana Santos, how were her beginnings and you will see her most recent works. In addition, you will discover its main influences.
You will see in detail the materials you must have to start painting with watercolors, and what your latest discoveries have been to speed up or facilitate your drawings.
Ana will teach you how to draw and fit the references you choose from a photo without tracing !, whether you like a more realistic style, or if you prefer to give a more original touch to your portraits of animals.
With a brief introduction, you will learn about color theory, what its main characteristics are, and also how you can mix and get the colors you want. Also, you will see some examples of how color is a very important element in the composition of an image.
You will know the different basic watercolor techniques such as dry stroke, wet stroke, dry on dry, dry on wet, wet on dry and wet on wet. Ana will give you some tricks and will give you the key to painting with ease in watercolor: be open to "error".
Once you have learned the basics of watercolor, you will start to start painting the animals. Each one will be different from the previous one, because in each one you will apply different techniques and the level of complexity will go from least to greatest.
At the end of the course, you will have illustrated with watercolor a bird, a toucan, a chameleon, a wolf, a tiger, a greyhound dog, a Siam fighting fish and a hare, putting into practice all the basic and mixed techniques, working with lines , spots, and an infinity of techniques that Ana will have shown you, achieving incredible results.
What is this course's project?
You will make an animal house through different mini-projects, applying from more basic techniques to more complex, experimental and creative ones. The final result will serve as an illustrated watercolor dictionary to know several aspects of it and all the infinite uses you can make with it.
Who is it for?
The course is aimed at anyone who wants to delve into the wonderful and spontaneous world of watercolor.
What you need
You do not need any prior knowledge, because in this course you will start from scratch.
In terms of materials, you will need a basic box of watercolors, papers of different grammages and textures, brushes, mixing palette, bodybuilder's tape, white paint of gouache or similar, ink, a pencil, among other non-essential materials that Ana will detail.
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Drawing has been her passion since she was a child and she did not hesitate to enroll in the Faculty of Fine Arts, where she specialized in Drawing and Graphic Design. He has always felt a special weakness for the human figure, a preference that can be seen especially in his personal projects.
Working with traditional and digital techniques, he is a specialist in capturing expressive glances, strong attitudes, melancholy gestures in his illustrations, which have appeared in publications of major publishers such as Penguin Random House, Editorial Planeta and Roca Editorial.