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Watercolor Urban Illustration: Portray your City

A course by Urban Anna , Watercolor Illustrator

Watercolor Illustrator. Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Joined January 2022

Master fineliner and watercolor to create captivating shop front illustrations. Learn perspective, shading and breathe life into your artwork.

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  • 100% positive reviews (64)
  • 5318 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Master fineliner and watercolor to create captivating shop front illustrations. Learn perspective, shading and breathe life into your artwork.

A course by Urban Anna

Discover the enchanting world of urban watercolor illustration in this online course guided by Astrid, also known as Urban Anna. Urban life is teeming with hidden beauty, and through watercolors and fine liners, you'll learn to transform the mundane into the magical. This course is your ticket to unveiling the vibrant, artistic soul within you, even if you've never picked up a paintbrush before.

In this online course, you will explore the fundamentals of urban illustration, perspective, and shading. Astrid will reveal her unique techniques for working with watercolors, including the art of painting bricks and pavement. Together, you'll select a charming bookshop as your final project and bring it to life with expressive brushstrokes and vibrant colors.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 21 downloads

The Materials
5 minutes, 1 second
Perspective and Shading
9 minutes, 52 seconds
Working with Watercolor
13 minutes, 47 seconds
Painting Brickwork and Pavement
19 minutes, 25 seconds
Drawing with Fineliner
20 minutes, 47 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (64)
  • 5318 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 45m)
  • 21 additional resources (5 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?

You'll embark on a creative journey to paint your own charming bookshop using watercolors and fine liners. The project will allow you to apply the techniques and concepts taught throughout the course to create a whimsical urban illustration that captures the essence of a quaint bookstore.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designed for anyone who has a passion for art and a desire to explore the world of watercolor illustration. Whether you're a beginner with no previous experience or an experienced artist looking to delve into the urban illustration genre, this course provides valuable insights and techniques. It's tailored to those who want to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary and find beauty in the everyday scenes that surround us.

Requirements and materials

To fully enjoy this creative journey, you'll need some basic art supplies, including watercolor paints, fine liners, and watercolor paper. While no prior experience is necessary, an eagerness to learn and a love for art are essential. This course will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to bring urban landscapes to life on paper, so come prepared to explore your artistic side and discover the magic of watercolor illustration.


Reviews

5318 Students
64 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Urban Anna

A course by Urban Anna

Teacher Plus
Watercolor Illustrator

Meet Astrid, also known as Urban Anna, the creative mind behind the whimsical watercolor illustrations that have captured the hearts of many on Instagram. With her artist name Urban Anna20, she shares her enchanting artwork featuring colorful shopfronts and captivating facades created using fine liners and watercolors.

Astrid's journey into the world of watercolor began just a few years ago during lockdown, and since then, she has become a source of inspiration for her followers. Her art reflects her personality – whimsical, romantic, and bursting with vibrant colors. Whether she's illustrating a cozy English hamlet or a charming town in the south of France, her work is a testament to her love for the beauty in everyday life. Astrid's attention to detail and her ability to turn the ordinary into something magical make her a truly exceptional artist. Her art isn't just about capturing the physical aspects of a scene; it's about infusing it with life and charm, making her creations a joy to behold and an inspiration to all who encounter them.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Ready to Make an Illustration

    • The Materials
    • Why Urban Illustration Never Gets Boring
    • Perspective and Shading
    • Working with Watercolor
    • Painting Brickwork and Pavement
  • U3

    Painting a Shopfront

    • Choosing a Shopfront
    • The Sketch Phase
    • Drawing with Fineliner
    • The Coloring Stage: Layering and Larger Surfaces 1
    • The Coloring Stage: Layering and Larger Surfaces 2
    • The Coloring Stage: Brickwall and Details
  • U4

    The Final Details

    • Finishing Touches
    • What’s Next?
  • FP

    Final project

    • Watercolor Urban Illustration: Portray your City

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.

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

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    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.

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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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Watercolor Urban Illustration: Portray your City. Illustration course by Urban Anna Best seller

Watercolor Urban Illustration: Portray your City

A course by Urban Anna
Watercolor Illustrator. Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Joined January 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (64)
  • 5318 students