Learn professional processes to turn a real landscape into color, light and transparency stains
You can transform reality into watercolor stains, letting each one take its shape and together reflect a real landscape. Daniel "Pito" Campos is an illustrator and self-taught plastic artist who does not separate himself from his set of watercolors to reflect landscapes of the city with colored spots. His passion for the city and painting has taken his work to newspapers such as La Voz del Interior or La Nueva Mañana, magazines such as Desterradxs or La Luciérnaga and also murals such as the one found at the Pasteur-AMIA station in the Buenos Aires subway (Argentina).
In this course you will learn to transform a real landscape into a watercolor illustration, learning the processes step by step, from the materials to be used to all the necessary tips for a professional painting.
About this course
You will begin by knowing "Pito" Campos, his beginnings and professional career as an illustrator of graphic and editorial media, watercolorist and teacher, until he becomes a self-taught plastic artist. You will discover its main references among Argentine artists and also from the international level.
You will know all the materials you need, in detail, to make your urban landscape, and for watercolor painting in general, such as pigments, brushes and paper. Next, you will find your "trigger" or the reason for your painting. Daniel will tell you about how you should take a good photo to serve as a basis for your project.
You will enter the world of stain, what it is and how it is done. In addition, you will learn to prepare the paper to paint and you will break the myth of the fear of the blank sheet with your first strokes to plant the drawing with pencil, and leave it ready to continue with the painting.
You will make the initial gouache, which is the foundation of your final work. For this Pito will guide you step by step in your first contact with the brush and paper, making strokes with decision from side to side. Once it has dried, you will begin to define your piece with the second wash.
You will analyze moving objects, people and moving vehicles and, based on their advice, you will be able to reflect them in a harmonious way. You will enter the final stage of your painting, refining final details of an urban landscape on a sunny day. Then, with Daniel's hand, you will turn that sunny landscape into a rainy one.
Finally, you will learn to disassemble the work, take care of the piece and keep it with the professional advice of "Pito" Campos.
What is this course's project?
You will make a watercolor composition of an urban landscape, which will stage a sunny day that will later become cloudy.
Who is it for?
To illustrators, artists and all those people interested in telling stories from the painting of the urban landscape.
What you need
You will not need previous knowledge, although knowing how to paint or draw will help you achieve a better result.
On the materials, you will need watercolor paper (300 g), watercolor pigments - they can be in tubes or tablets -, mixing palette, brushes - round number 8/10 or 12, liner long hair 0 or 00 and a 5 cm wide brush or a large round brush—, kitchen paper, paper tape, 40x50 cm rigid support, water container and water spray.
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Daniel Campos, better known by his pseudonym "Pito" Campos, is an illustrator and self-taught plastic artist, who is dedicated fanatically and exclusively to the technique of watercolor. In his university stage he studied Architecture, and suspects that it was there where he awoke his love for the urban.
His work is everywhere, from bars, magazines such as Cable Service, Desterradxs or La Luciérnaga, to a wall at the Pasteur-AMIA Subway Station B or the Memory Station in Buenos Aires (Argentina).