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Urban Landscapes in Watercolor

A course by Daniel "Pito" Campos , Illustrator and Visual Artist

Illustrator and Visual Artist. Córdoba, Argentina.
Joined April 2016

Learn professional techniques to turn a real landscape into a wash of color and light.

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  • 99% positive reviews (2.8K)
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  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn professional techniques to turn a real landscape into a wash of color and light.

Transform the world around you into watercolor by letting each stroke flow and blend together to depict a real landscape. Daniel "Pito" Campos is an illustrator and self-taught visual artist who always carries his watercolors with him so he never misses an opportunity to recreate cityscapes with splashes of color. Driven by a passion for urban environments and painting, his work has appeared in newspapers like La Voz del Interior and La Nueva Mañana, magazines such as Desterradxs and La Luciérnaga, and in the form of murals such as the one found in the Pasteur-AMIA subway station in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In this course, learn how to transform a real landscape into a watercolor illustration step by step, from the materials to professional painting tips.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 13 downloads

Description of the materials
19 minutes, 50 seconds
Paper preparation
4 minutes, 30 seconds
Doing the pencil drawing
11 minutes, 15 seconds
Initial wash
9 minutes, 26 seconds
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  • 16 lessons (2h 55m)
  • 13 additional resources (5 files)
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  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Paint a watercolor composition of an urban landscape on a sunny day, and then transform it into a rainy day.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, artists, and anyone interested in telling stories by painting urban landscapes.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed to take this course, but basic notions of drawing and painting will be helpful.

The material list includes watercolor paper (300 GSM), watercolor pigments (either in tubes or pans), a mixing palette, paint brushes (a size 8, 10, or 12 round brush, a 0 or 00 long-bristled liner brush, and a 5-cm-wide flat brush or a large round brush), paper towels, paper tape, a 40x50 cm firm support, a container for water, and a spray bottle.


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Daniel "Pito" Campos

A course by Daniel "Pito" Campos

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Illustrator and Visual Artist

Daniel Campos, better known as "Pito" Campos, is a self-taught illustrator and visual artist who is wholly and exclusively devoted to the technique of painting with watercolors. During his college years, he studied architecture, and he believes that this is where his love for urban art took root.

You can see his work in all sorts of places, everywhere from bars and magazines like Servicio de Cable, Desterradxs, and La Luciérnaga, to the walls in subway stations like Subte B Pasteur-AMIA or Estación de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • Influences II
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Let's set the stage

    • Description of the materials
    • Find the trigger
    • What is a stain and how it is made
  • U3

    Let's start painting

    • Paper preparation
    • Doing the pencil drawing
    • Initial wash
    • Second wash
    • Mobile object resolution
    • Final details, people, cars and shadows
    • Transform the work to a rainy day
  • U4

    Post work

    • Disassembly, work care and conservation
    • Tips and advice
  • FP

    Final project

    • Urban landscapes in watercolor

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Urban Landscapes in Watercolor. Illustration course by Daniel "Pito" Campos Best seller

Urban Landscapes in Watercolor

A course by Daniel "Pito" Campos
Illustrator and Visual Artist. Córdoba, Argentina.
Joined April 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (2.8K)
  • 41011 students