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Creation of Color Palettes with Watercolor

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon
Painter and Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 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 (1.9K)
  • 42674 students

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



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (1.9K)
  • 42674 students
  • 20 lessons (2h 59m)
  • 11 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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In painting, design, fine arts, or any other artistic branch, having a great command of color is fundamental and just as important as mastering the technique itself. After a longtime career in watercolor, painter and illustrator Ana Victoria Calderón combines and plays with colors like no one else in her organic-style creations.

In this course, Ana Victoria teaches you everything you need to know about mixing and color theory and helps you develop two color palettes to apply to illustrations. In her previous courses she focused more on practical illustration techniques: learn how to paint with watercolors in Modern Watercolor Techniques and take Techniques Applied to Watercolor Illustration as a complementary course to practice botanical and compositional elements specifically.

What will you learn in this online 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 starts the course by introducing herself, showing you some of her work, and sharing her sources of inspiration.

Discover all about the final course project: the creation of a color palettes using watercolors from a basic photograph. Also take a closer look at all the necessary materials.

Then review basic color theory, focusing on watercolor as the medium, and learn the fundamentals.

Explore the color wheel through a series of practical exercises seeing how important temperature is in a composition and how to achieve harmony and contrast. Take a look at the tones you can achieve by using complementary colors as well as how to turn one complementary color into another.

Next, start to develop your color palette based on your personal artistic identity. Dive in with a mood board of reference materials taken from your research. See examples of Ana Victoria's personal process when developing the palette for each of her pieces and hear some additional tips and tricks. Now it's time to build up some test color palettes.

For your final project, do two illustrations: two versions of a complete work. In the first, extract a color palette using your knowledge of mixing and color theory to recreate a technical palette from a nature photograph. In the second, create a color palette drawing on your own artistic sensibility.

What is this course's project?

Create two color palettes to apply to two watercolor illustrations, one more technical and the other more personal. End the course with a new way of combining colors up your sleeve as well as a personal color identity.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Watercolor enthusiasts and artists who want to enrich their color language using watercolors.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of watercolor are recommended, such as knowledge of transparencies and gradients as well as basic brush control. This course does not teach you how to paint with watercolors, but rather how to mix colors.

As for materials, you need watercolor paints (pans, tubes, or liquid), brushes of various sizes, watercolor paper, water, and a cloth.


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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 Cancún, Mexico, which is why much of her work is closely related to nature and full of organic elements and symbolism.

She graduated in information design from the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP), while also working towards her degree in visual arts.

It’s easy to spot her illustrations on prints, bags, notebooks, ceramics, kitchenware, greeting cards, book covers, and a wide range of different products. She licenses her art to companies such as Hallmark, Papyrus, Trader Joe's, and more and has collaborated with Vanity Fair, Elle, Editorial Santillana, Travesías, Ray Ban, and Dr. Bronner's.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Inspiration
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Before starting

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

    • Examples of other concepts and color palettes
    • My personal process
    • What are your interests?
  • 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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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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Creation of Color Palettes with Watercolor. Illustration course by Ana Victoria Calderon Best seller

Creation of Color Palettes with Watercolor

A course by Ana Victoria Calderon
Painter and Illustrator. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined August 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (1.9K)
  • 42674 students