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Creation of Color Palettes with Watercolor

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon
Painter and illustrator. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 08/09/2016
, Painter and illustrator

Learn to create color schemes that reflect your personality and artistic sensibility

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (988)
  • 23429 students
Creation of Color Palettes with Watercolor

Learn to create color schemes that reflect your personality and artistic sensibility


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (988)
  • 23429 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 20 Lessons (2h 59m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
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In painting, design, fine arts and in any artistic branch, having a great mastery of color is fundamental and even as important as mastering the technique in question. The painter and illustrator Ana Victoria Calderón, after a long career working with watercolor, combines and plays like nobody else with the colors in her organic-style creations.

In this course, Ana Victoria will teach you the knowledge of mixing and theory so that you develop two color palettes applied to illustrations, unlike her previous courses in which she focused more on the part of techniques to illustrate: Modern watercolor techniques , to learn how to use the medium and Applied techniques of illustration in watercolor , complementary course to practice botanical and compositional elements.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Before starting
  • U3
    U3. Theory of color
  • U4
    U4. Develop your personal color palette
  • U5
    U5. Plasma your palettes in an illustration
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Ana Victoria will begin the course by introducing herself, showing you some of her works and talking about her sources of inspiration.

You will discover what project you are going to develop during the course: the creation of a color palette in watercolors using a basic photograph, and you will see what type of materials you will need.

You will review the basic theory of color with a focus on watercolor as a medium, and learn basic concepts.

Through practical exercises, you will learn to use the color circle, you will see how important temperature is in a composition, and how to achieve harmony and contrast; You will also check the tones you can get with the use of complementary, as well as converting a complementary color into another.

Then, based on your identity as an artist, you will develop your color palette. First you will make an mood board of interests after doing an individual exploration. You will see examples of Ana Victoria's personal process, when developing the palette of each work, and will give you suggestions. You will practice some color palettes.

For your final project you will make two illustrations, two versions of a complete work. In the first, you can extract a palette with your knowledge of mixing and theory to recreate a technical palette of a nature photograph. In the second, you will create a color palette from your artistic sensibility.

What is this course's project?

The final project of this course is to create two color palettes applied to two watercolor illustrations, one more technical and others more personal. You will leave this course with a new way to combine colors and a personal color identity.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To watercolor enthusiasts and artists who want to enrich their color language using watercolor as a medium.

What you need

It is recommended to have basic knowledge of watercolor: transparencies, gradients and have a basic control of the brush. This course will not show you how to use your paintings, but how to mix color.

As for materials, you will need watercolor paints (pill, tube or liquids), brushes of various sizes, watercolor paper, water and a rag.


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Ana Victoria Calderon

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon

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Painter and illustrator

Ana Victoria Calderón is originally from Cancun, which is why much of her work is closely related to nature and full of organic elements and symbolisms.

He graduated from the University of the Americas, Puebla and studied the Information Design career, while working on his diploma in Plastic Arts.

It is easy to find your illustrations applied in prints, bags, notebooks, ceramics, kitchen items, greeting cards, book covers and all kinds of products. He licensed his art to companies such as Hallmark, Papyrus, Trader Joe's, among others and has collaborated with Vanity Fair, Elle, Editorial Santillana, Travesías, Ray Ban and Dr. Bronner's.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Inspiration
  • U2

    Before starting

    • What will we do in the course?
    • materials
  • U3

    Theory of color

    • How to use a color circle
    • Recreate the color circle using primary colors
    • Recreate the color circle using primary colors II
    • Temperature
    • Harmony and contrast
    • Convert a complement to another
  • U4

    Develop your personal color palette

    • What are your interests?
    • My personal process
    • Examples of other concepts and color palettes
  • U5

    Plasma your palettes in an illustration

    • Preparation of the final work
    • Final work with technical palette (Pt 1)
    • Final work with technical palette (Pt 2)
    • Final work with technical palette (Pt 3)
    • Final work with personal palette (Pt1)
    • Final work with personal palette (Pt2)
    • Final work with personal palette (Pt3)
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creation of color palettes with watercolor

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Creation of Color Palettes with Watercolor. A Illustration course by Ana Victoria Calderon Best Seller

Creation of Color Palettes with Watercolor

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon
Painter and illustrator. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 08/09/2016
  • 99% Positive reviews (988)
  • 23429 students