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100 Day Watercolor Challenge - 5 Minute Paintings - Build a Creative Habit

teacher avatar Irina Trzaskos, Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

125 Lessons (8h 21m)
    • 1. 100 Day Challenge Trailer

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. About the Final project

    • 4. Class Project & Supplies

    • 5. Painting Herbs - Day 1/100

    • 6. Painting a Crocus - Day 2/100

    • 7. Painting a Lighthouse - Day 3/100

    • 8. Painting a Clover - Day 4/100

    • 9. Painting a Seashell - Day 5/100

    • 10. Days 1 to 5

    • 11. Painting an Olive Branch - Day 6/100

    • 12. Painting a Landscape - Day 7/100

    • 13. Painting a Peach Branch - Day 8/100

    • 14. Garden Gate - Day 9/100

    • 15. Painting a Branch - Day 10/100

    • 16. Days 6 to 10

    • 17. Painting a Bird - Day 11/100

    • 18. Painting a Dandelion - Day 12/100

    • 19. Painting a Blooming Branch - Day 13/100

    • 20. Painting a Windmill - Day 14/100

    • 21. Painting a Butterfly - Day 15/100

    • 22. Days 11 to 15

    • 23. Painting a Key - Day 16/100

    • 24. Painting a Fern - Day 17/100

    • 25. Painting a Flower - Day 18/100

    • 26. Painting a Ginger Jar - Day 19/100

    • 27. Painting the Almond Blossom - Day 20/100

    • 28. Days 16 to 20

    • 29. Painting a Dutch House - Day 21/100

    • 30. Painting Canterbury Bells - Day 22/100

    • 31. Painting Crystals - Day 23/100

    • 32. Painting Corn Flowers - Day 24/100

    • 33. Painting Garlic - Day 25/100

    • 34. Days 21 to 25

    • 35. Painting a Cosmos Flower - Day 26/100

    • 36. Painting an Icelandic Poppy - Day 27/100

    • 37. Painting a Lemon - Day 28/100

    • 38. Painting Sweet Peas - Day 29/100

    • 39. Painting a Swan - Day 30/100

    • 40. Days 26 to 30

    • 41. Painting a Columbine - Day 31/100

    • 42. Painting a Watering Can - Day 32/100

    • 43. Painting a Portulaca Flower - Day 33/100

    • 44. Painting a Pomegranate - Day 34/100

    • 45. Painting a Dog Rose - Day 35/100

    • 46. Days 31 to 35

    • 47. Painting a Mushroom - Day 36/100

    • 48. Painting a Fish - Day 37/100

    • 49. Painting a Protea - Day 38/100

    • 50. Painting a Chocolate Plant - Day 39/100

    • 51. Painting a Compass Rose - Day 40/100

    • 52. Days 36 to 40

    • 53. Painting a Fennel - Day 41/100

    • 54. Painting an Abstract Pattern - Day 42/100

    • 55. Painting a Gazebo - Day 43/100

    • 56. Painting the Moon and a Star - Day 44/100

    • 57. Painting a Thyme - Day 45/100

    • 58. Days 41 to 45

    • 59. Painting a Chili Pepper - Day 46/100

    • 60. Painting a Balcony - Day 47/100

    • 61. Painting a Coral - Day 48/100

    • 62. Painting a Watermelon - Day 49/100

    • 63. Painting a Chinese Lantern - Day 50/100

    • 64. Days 46 to 50

    • 65. Painting a Parrot - Day 51/100

    • 66. Painting an Ice Cream - Day 52/100

    • 67. Painting a Fleur de Lis - Day 53/100

    • 68. Painting Tomatoes - Day 54/100

    • 69. Painting a Sailboat - Day 55/100

    • 70. Days 51 to 55

    • 71. Painting a Temple - Day 56/100

    • 72. Painting a Pumpkin - Day 57/100

    • 73. Painting a Rooster - Day 58/100

    • 74. Painting Snap Peas - Day 59/60

    • 75. Painting a Peacock - Day 60/100

    • 76. Days 56 to 60

    • 77. Painting a Currant - Day 61/100

    • 78. Painting a Deer - Day 62/100

    • 79. Painting a Waterlily - Day 63/100

    • 80. Painting a Nesting Doll - Day 64/100

    • 81. Painting Gooseberries - Day 65/100

    • 82. Days 61 to 65

    • 83. Painting an Origami Crane - Day 66/100

    • 84. Painting a Lamp - Day 67/100

    • 85. Painting Figs - Day 68/100

    • 86. Painting a Flamingo - Day 69/100

    • 87. Painting a Suitcase - Day 70/100

    • 88. Days 66 to 70

    • 89. Painting an Umbrella - Day 71/100

    • 90. Painting a Pineapple - Day 72/100

    • 91. Painting an Anemone - Day 73/100

    • 92. Painting a Lemonade - Day 74/100

    • 93. Painting a Castle - Day 75/100

    • 94. Days 71 to 75

    • 95. Painting a Terrarium - Day 76/100

    • 96. Painting a Duck - Day 77/100

    • 97. Painting an Artichoke - Day 78/100

    • 98. Painting a Firebird's Feather - Day 79/100

    • 99. Painting an Iris - Day 80/100

    • 100. Days 76 to 80

    • 101. Painting a Birdcage - Day 81/100

    • 102. Painting an Acorn - Day 82/100

    • 103. Painting Flourishes - Day 83/100

    • 104. Painting a Night Landscape - Day 84/100

    • 105. Painting a Coffee Grinder - Day 85/100

    • 106. Days 81 to 85

    • 107. Painting a House plant - Day 86/100

    • 108. Painting a Lock - Day 87/100

    • 109. Painting a Nasturtium - Day 88/100

    • 110. Painting a Tramway - Day 89/100

    • 111. Painting a Raspberry - Day 90/100

    • 112. Days 86 to 90

    • 113. Painting a Coffee Pot - Day 91/100

    • 114. Painting a Street Lantern - Day 92/100

    • 115. Painting a Sunflower - Day 93/100

    • 116. Painting a Hat - Day 94/100

    • 117. Painting a Kite - Day 95/100

    • 118. Days 91 to 95

    • 119. Painting a Teacup - Day 96/100

    • 120. Painting a Chandelier - Day 97/100

    • 121. Painting a Rocking Horse - Day 98/100

    • 122. Painting a Teapot - Day 99/100

    • 123. Painting a rose - Day 100/100

    • 124. Days 96 to 100

    • 125. Congratulations!!!

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About This Class


Welcome to the 100 Day Watercolor Challenge! In this daily art challenge, we will be painting a small 5-minute painting every day for 100 days. Daily, I will be providing a new step-by-step tutorial filmed in real-time. I invite you to join me on this creative journey! During the class, we will be building a habit of making time for creativity every day. Also, during the challenge, we will be practicing brush control and wet into dry watercolor techniques. However, you are welcome to experiment with other media and add changes to the paintings. 

In the "Projects and Resources" of the class you will find a PDF attachment with printable templates and description of supplies for your reference. 

If you feel like continuing painting after our 5-minute practice, check my huge Library of Watercolor Classes for Beginners.

Stay creative and awesome as you are, x Irina.


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2. Introduction: Hi, I'm Irina Trzaskos, watercolor artist and illustrator. Also, I love teaching watercolor classes online and live. During the years, I illustrated a lot of children books, created art for home decor, gift, and textile companies worldwide, and I'm a proud ambassador of World Watercolor Month, a charity movement for children. For 100 days, I'm challenging myself to create a five minutes watercolor painting, a small one and to post a video about it in this class. I invite you to join me in this adventure. The goal of this class is to develop a habit of making time for creativity every single day, and I think if we'll be doing this for 100 days, we will reach our goal of creating this habit. I invite you to join me in this challenge if you are new to this channel. Thank you for joining and welcome. Press the follow button on top. The next video, I'll be sharing more details about this class. Let's get started. 3. About the Final project: A graduate of this class, you can create a big mural like I did with all your 100 watercolor paintings. It was really fun to feed them and I hope you'll do the same and you'll follow every day. You can now choose to paint few paintings or one painting a day, it depends how much time you have. In the project section of a class that is attachment, where you can find a hexagon template. There's also a checker days so you cannot just color the hexagons you painted. So it's so much fun and I hope you'll keep going you can paint one painting, it depends how many days you want to do it. You can divide it and paint like four or five paintings in the same day if you have an hour of time. Also, don't worry if it takes you longer than five minutes, it probably will because you are watching and you are painting. Some students are having the best results when they would watch first the video and then they'd watch it the second time and they will paint it for me or you can just pause the video and follow step-by-step. This class is not in-depth class, it's just a very hands-on class so you just grab your brush and start painting right away without too much explanations like my other classes. I encourage you just to keep going even if something didn't come out perfect, it doesn't have to be perfect, just keep moving towards more complex, more advanced projects. Then if you want to return after that, you can return after to the project you are not happy with and you'll see the result will be much better than if you keep just painting the same thing all the time. I wish you good luck, and I can't wait to see your a 100 beautiful paintings at the end. Let's get started. 4. Class Project & Supplies: Because this is such a project, it's 100 small paintings. I wanted to keep it interesting and also I wanted to use as little supplies as possible. For my project, I chose a travel set of watercolors. This is Mission Gold watercolor. This is my travel set. But I encourage you to use any watercolors you already have. If you are going to travel, also use a travel set. Also we'll be needing water. I have paper towel. Usually watercolors have their own paint pallet inside. I suggest you to use that. So we don't have more supplies when we need to, in case we need to travel or to paint and then go somewhere. Also, I'll be using a travel brush, a number six brush. I always suggested, if you have to pick only one brush, it should be number four or number six, which has sharp teeth because I find this two size brushes the best for the most of the arts works. This is number six. It's the only brush we'll be using during this challenge. If you'll be a challenge again, while it's a 100 days, it could be a lot of circumstances. You can use a water brush which has water inside, so you don't have to carry water with you. I won't be using it, but I wanted to show. The paper. Before, I'll show you what people I'll be using and how do I decide to cut it. Well, just pull it over. There are some other options. You can use a sketchbook. Just make sure it's taken off so you have enough pages for 100 days. You can make your own sketchbook using watercolor paper. This one I made, this is a business card by some other artist, or you can use a big pad. You can even do it all monochrome and just paint more paintings on one page with just one color even if you want to be even more minimalistic, supplies wise. However, for this challenge, I chose to have this hexagon shaped tiles watercolor paper. I use just a regular nine by 12 Watercolor paper and I cut the hexagons out of it. In a project of the class, you'll find the PDF. We have a template. On one paper you can fit six of these hexagons. By the end of the project, by the challenge, you will have a big collection of hexagons. I thought they're very fun and original shape, unusual one. I they think they'll be looking very good if you'll be photographing them for your social media in groups of two, three or six or 100. For the final project, I challenge you to make something with these hexagons, with painted one. This is the first one we'll be painting. It can be in Euro, or it can be just such a cool project, or composition or installation. I am really excited if you'll be using also hexagon shape. We'll be doing all of this creative post on the social media. Talking about social media, we have a special hashtag for this challenge. Also, there's an official hashtags for 100 day challenge, and I suggest using them both for more exposure and to connect with more artists. Also, don't hesitate to tag me and on skill share if you want to. In the PDF of the class, you'll find all the useful resources and I hope you'll be using them. Today we'll be painting our first little painting, and I can't wait to get started. 5. Painting Herbs - Day 1/100: Hi. For today's warm up, let's just practice painting some herbs in different shapes. We'll start with ideal like a flower. We have lines which are coming all in one point, all to one point. Then, we'll take some yellow and we'll add three little dots, teeny tiny brush strokes to the hand of each. Like this. Now, let's paint the stem. Let's paint with you, awesome. As tiny as you can. If your brush or you're still not used to paint tiny lines, you can make a wider leaf too, it's okay. It just will be a different herb. Why not? One here. It's a bit of light, I'm not sure if you can see it, so let me add another layer. If you are painting in the morning, your hands are maybe shaking and could be because of coffee. Sometimes, it's easy to solve. If you have a good breakfast, then most likely, your hands won't be shaking anymore in the morning. Those are my tips for painting in the morning. Just have a good breakfast and not so much coffee. This is our ideal like herb. Also, I wanted to practice some leaves just by pressing the brush. It will be a different plant. Let's take some blue. We can see it's darker. Then this end, we'll just press the brush like this and we'll get a totally different shape for another herb. Let's make another one. You can use this shape for a lavender or sage, I think. Because they're similar, I'm not sure. I'm not too good in plants, not too good for plants' names. Just keep painting plants, herbs, as long as you are having fun. When you don't have fun anymore, just stop, and you can start your day. You can start your other creative projects or other projects you have for today. Or you can do something else if you want to. This is our warm up for today. I like it. It's very simple but still beautiful. You can even frame it if you want. I think, it's very nice. I'll see you tomorrow. Our A Hundred Day project can't wait. 6. Painting a Crocus - Day 2/100: Hi, so for today's creative warm-up. Let's paint a Crocus. Let's take some purple, and add some magenta to it to make a warmer shade. Also add model water. For a more beautiful, water colorly look. Just wave the brush, making one Petal. Just press the brush on the paper. Now the Petal. I'm not sure where it will go,I just want to see. Let's take more purple, a little bit of magenta. Another petal. Let's make another petal here. While this part it is drying, let's mix some green. I like the greener cities. So let's start from the color from the box. A little stem. Let's add some blue to our green to make it darker. With long, beautiful brushstrokes, let's add the leaves. Like this. Let's bring them all together. Next I want to add the flower ball here. But I didn't leave enough space, so it will be smaller than the usual crocus flower ball. So take some brown, mix it with water to keep the water colorly look. Then we'll end it right here. Let's add some [inaudible] why not? With a tip of a brash, let's add some roots. Next, a very important part with orange, we'll add stamens, like this, and on this side. It doesn't have to be too realistic, it's just a warm up. Because we painted all this so fast, we can add some shadows. So let's mix some more blue into our green. Just decide on which side will have a shadow. I decided it will be on the right. By adding those shadows we're adding some depth. With the purple let's add a little bit of texture and shadow to our petals. If you have more time, you can paint one crocuses and make an entire flower composition. So this was our creative warm-up for today. I'll see you tomorrow. 7. Painting a Lighthouse - Day 3/100: Hi, I hope you're doing well today. In today is watercolor warm up, I want to paint a lighthouse. It's easy paint art to do. We'll start with some cliffs and it will be such a small landscape, so I hope it'll come out good. Let's take some blue and mix orange to it to get the gray of our cliffs. Let say it'll be right here. Add a little bit of water. Let's add some brown to it to make it more earthy. Show some drops here. Next, let us take the same gray, [inaudible] to do it more than water and show the structure of our lighthouse. Nice. While vertex dry, lets paint our water. I'm taking cerulean blue and mixing it with the colors that we already haven't mixed in here. Press brush on the paper and you'll instantly get the water texture. I think it's too greenish so let's take some ultramarine blue and add some shadows on it. Very easy. Now, let's mix a thicker paint with less water, a blue with some orange. More blue and less orange. Let's add some details, show our lighthouse. Now, let's take some red, I wanted it to have a lot of water and add some a little bit of this blue from previous mix. Now, let's paint the lines. Next, I need some windows and door. Also, it could be like a little construction here, a roof, some walls, and some windows. Now, of course, let's add some light. Also, our rocks can use some shadows, just brush strokes. This is our warm up and here come lighthouse. Thank you so much for joining me. 8. Painting a Clover - Day 4/100: So for today's creative watermark in watercolor, I decided we should paint some clover, so I'll start from the flower,then taking some pink, I want it to be a pink clover. Let's add some orange deep for more vibrancy and with small brush strokes, we'll start painting a shape of a clover flower. I think it needs more magenta. So just relax and enjoy making this little brush strokes. Nice. Next, let's take some green and make the stem for our flower, and some branches which will have some leaves on them. Clover leaves are heart-shaped, and normally they have three leaves. But if you are lucky, you can find a four-leafed clover leaf. Like in St. Patrick's Day symbols. You can always add some blue to your ingredients or more down, for a darker color or just pick up darker green if you want to. This is a great brush control exercise. It is just heart-shaped, three leaves which have a point where they touch each other like this, and then the stem. If you want to practice brush control, just try to make smaller leaves and bigger leaves. This is a small one. Growing clover is very easier. If you find the bulbs in the store you can just plant them, and they grow pretty easier and some colors are amazing, like bluish burgundy. We are painting a classic green clover. Well, green leafed clover. With a pink cloud. I think we need another one here. As always, you can stop whenever you feel like. You can keep painting, if you have more time and if you enjoyed painting this type of leaves. So this is our clover flowered and our watermark for today. Thank you for being here. 9. Painting a Seashell - Day 5/100: Hi. For today's five-minute watercolor warm-up we'll be painting a seashell and we'll be using watercolor line painting technique so just take any color you like. I need some blue, some cerulean blue with orange and just relax, add a bit of lines. We'll start painting the seashell as symmetrical as possible, but if it's not, its okay. First, I'm painting these parts and then I will dilute my gray with a lot of water and we'll do the first line to decide how big will be my seashell. I think this is good. We will now start making other lines, curving them a little bit, and then another side the same thing and then they'll take some paint and I'll add an edge like this in waves. Let's make some more color with less water. Cerulean blue. You can pick any colors you like. I'll start adding some shadows. Some here and some more lines to show the texture of an edge and to make it a little bigger. Maybe someone more little lines here. I'm not sure if its dry. No, it's not. But it's okay. I'll try not to over do it but it's just a warm up so it's okay to. This shape can be a little bit of a sharper angle here and few more darker spots here and there. I like how it looks, I think it got a lot of character. It's not too symmetrical, but it's okay and I think it's really lovely. Thank you for joining me in this challenge and painting this warm up with me. I hope you've painted with me and I'll see you tomorrow. 10. Days 1 to 5: 11. Painting an Olive Branch - Day 6/100: Hi. For today's watercolor warm-up, lets paint olive branch. I wanted to do a green olives not a black olives. Let's start from painting the branch. This a brown let's add some orange to it, and you get the warm brown color. I've never seen an olive tree so if it's not sharp I'll curve it. I'm sorry. Here is our branch. I think this is enough of a branch for now, and we can always add more ramifications for our branch later. Next let's take some green, and add some blue to it, and then add some cold orange. This is so much orange so let's add some more blue, and a little bit of green. I'll be painting out leaves, just by pressing the brush on paper like this. The color I was looking for is bluish green with a gray. That's why we added so many colors in the mix. These are our leaves, and next lets take some green and mix some more water to it. Here is our olive with some highlights in it. I was glad to paint another one here but now I don't have enough space, so let's paint it here. Take this branch and we need to get all the way here. This base is a empty, so we paint another little branch, and a leaf, and maybe another little leaf. I like how it looks. You can add a note here or a quote, and this is our five-minute watercolor warm-up. Thank you for joining me. 12. Painting a Landscape - Day 7/100: Hi. Thank you for joining this challenge. In today's warm-up, I thought we can paint a small landscape with not so much water, we won't incur our tiny piece of paper. It will be like days to have a small house on the hill, but what else want settle and actually. Let's start with some green and light green. It'll look different with a lot of water, and paint our hill like this. Let's add some blue to it and I'll have some shadow. Next, let's add some yellow, and we'll have a valley. I know it doesn't look like much to this point, but let's paint our house and see how it will look then. I'm taking the brown with some orange. It already looks better. I left a room for the roof and I'm stuck in the paint. It happens all the time. Then, I'm taking some red and mixing it with this brown. Why do I do that? To make sure it looks good with the walls we just painted. I want to make a roof taller, and then, I'll add some more brown there. Of course, it starts bleeding green. Trying to rescue it. On this another side, let's add some more brown. Right here, we'll add black. I imagine some more blue to cover it. For the window in the house, let's have an orange. This one's orange. We have an orange dot. This house is so small. Also, I want to have a chimney. Let's make this window dark. This is better. Let's add some shadow under the roof right here. Next, once you all do that, add some trees on top of the hill so the house doesn't look so lonely. Let's have a tree right here. Mix some yellow with green. Yeah. That's some foliage. Like this. Maybe some bushes on this side. It doesn't look on a hill anymore. The last one which you can rescue our painting are some green herbs in the front. You can add some flowers, too. This is not a best of our warm-ups, but it's okay. It doesn't have all to be pretty. Some are just fun, and it's totally fine. This is our little house on a hill warm-up. Thank you for joining me and I'll see you tomorrow. 13. Painting a Peach Branch - Day 8/100: Hi, I hope you're doing great today. For today's five-minute warm-up, we'll be painting some peaches on a branch. So let's take some brown and add some blue to it. As always, you can use any colors you like, or whichever you choose for this challenge. Again, I want to go diagonally where the composition. You can see I added a lot of water to my color mix. I'm trying to go with this wobbly shaped, a branch. To show this is a peach, peach tree. Next let's take some red orange and mix it with some magenta, and a lot of water. Though we should add some yellow orange to it too, it's looking too red. I'll just go ahead and paint a circle with a little point here, and right here. Another one right next to it. Let's leave a white line in between them. These are our peaches, let's add some more branches. It's not perfect, but it's just a warm up. Maybe this will give you some ideas for future paintings. Now I want to add some leaves to this. Let's take some emerald green and some yellowish orange to it. Some more emerald green this turned into actual yellow, and run with long, beautiful brush strokes. Let's paint some leaves. You can see how fast, and easy we can paint our first painting for a note to a friend or for most of you just a warm-up to start the nice creativity or just relax at the end of the day. I don't need a lot of time to paint something beautiful. I think we have plenty of leaves. Later when your picture is dry, you can add a line on them like this. Of course, you can make a bigger composition if you want, if you have more time. Thank you so much for joining this challenge and joining me today in this water color warm-up. Thank you. 14. Garden Gate - Day 9/100: Hi, I hope you are in a creative mood today. For today's warm up, I decided we should paint watercolor garden gate. Let's take some blue and mix it with orange. If you have Payne's gray, you can just use it right away without mixing too much like me. Let's have a brush control exercise where we can practice our asymmetry in painting, so let's starts with a line. It will be a pretty small gate because the size of my paper is small. This is the middle of a gate, and let's add some paint one side and the second side. This gave us a pretty ornate one. It's already croaked but it's okay. I got inspired by our architectural Rococo elements, which are very trendy now. It'll be a lot of ornate elements, so we need another, this one was a shaky one. Another one and another one. Don't worry about the imperfections, it's totally normal. This is another good test to see how small are the brushstrokes, brushstrokes you can do, and your brush can handle. More elements here and here. The fun part about Rococo, it's actually asymmetrical. Georgian style is symmetrical and Rococo is not. Sometimes it looks symmetrical, but when you look closer, not all the elements are symmetrical, really. We can just come up with some twirls and churns or we can find some reference of. If you are going to create an artwork on the same topic, you can just do. I use some blueprints from 18th century to get inspired. What I'm doing I'm just creating some twirls and churns and keeping it three-layer that are spontaneous and playful because that's what I'm upset about. We are making mistakes and I'm hoping the gentle be a heavy one. It'll be easier with a bigger piece of paper, but maybe not. It'll be fun to make an entire collection of this with some plants behind. You can use this for some wedding with decor. All right, so it looks like a gate, that's a good part. Next step I want to paint a piece of a wall here. So I'm just suggesting this is a wall with a thicker brush strokes. Then there is still some greenery or something here, so let's take some green and paint some around the way, a vine or something, a branch to show that this is a garden gate not just any gate. Let's add some pink flowers of course. You can see how a little detail can add so much to your painting. Here you can put a date or a code or whatever you want. Thank you so much for joining me in this watercolor warm up. 15. Painting a Branch - Day 10/100: Hey, so it's another day here, a 100 day project is going on. Today we will be painting a simple branch. It doesn't sound like anything complicated because it is a simple branch, but the important part is that we are practicing out of brushstrokes, and it's really great for warm up. We are starting with one simple line and then we'll add another one and another one, add more. You can see the branches are getting smaller and smaller. You can see this is empty here, so we can start another branch right here. Feel free to experiment during warm-ups. It's a good time to experiment with different colors, shapes, can start trying some leaves. We want our branch to be balanced. Let's work on this side now, I pick purple for this warm up, I don't know why I felt like it today. You can pick your own color of course, maybe you're working with ink or other media, it doesn't really matter as long as you're staying creative that's all, it's good to think. Add another one here. This one will also discover what's your brush can do, you start feeding it there, you can see how wide or how little the lines have concrete, you can create, you learn how to hold it so it's most comfortable for you. It seems like a such a simple and relaxing exercise, which it is, but it's also very useful. When you don't know what to paint you can just paint branches. Let's do one more here. I think we're missing something right here. You see it doesn't work the other way or we have to go from the base of the branch to the either part, not the other way around like I did this part. This is our warm up for today. I'm so excited that you are here, thank you for joining me and I will see you tomorrow for the next warm up. Thank you. 16. Days 6 to 10: 17. Painting a Bird - Day 11/100: Hi. Today's warm up is one of my favorite subjects topic, it's a simple bird on the branch. Let's take some brown. Again, don't overthink it. Let's think of just any bird you like. I mixed my brown with a little bit of blue because it was too reddish. I'm starting from the beak. Point a little triangle, and then I dilute it with some water, and with the head, just simple brushstrokes. Don't think about the eye at this point because it's so wet, it will not dry away. Next, let's take some red and maybe some orange. Yes. This is a nice color. Add some here, and I wanted lighter, so let's dilute it with some water, so it'll be pink. It's too dark, so let's dilute with some color. I hope everyone is doing great today and we're having good. One mark, so you can have your creative moment today. Next, I'll do this [inaudible] with more water, paints on this part. I'm not afraid to leave white spaces because it's a part of a plan. Then let's take some of this orange with red, and we'll make a wing. Again, don't be afraid to leave some white spaces implying that there are feathers here like this. Beautiful. Then lets take some more blue with brown which gives us a dark, almost black-brown. We'll add some more feathers. We'll use the same color to paint the tail. The tail is just lines. Everything is just lines, or brushstrokes, or dots. So this is our bird. Let's try to make the eye now. If you have more time, just wait a little longer. I'm done doing it, so it's good. But it would be safer to it a little longer with the eye. So this is our bird and I want to have a branch. The branch we need first to have legs of a bird and then we can have our branch. Let's add some more blue and brown. I don't have space here for it, but this our branch. Nice. Let's add some more details of the dark here, and this wing needs another brushstroke, more round like this. Yes, this is better. We also can add some leaves. Let's mix some green with some blue, and just like this. Again brushstrokes. Another little dark here, some more character to a bird, and maybe a couple red berries to balance the red on the bird. Nice. Another little branch. So this is our warm up for today. I think you enjoyed it and I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Bye. 18. Painting a Dandelion - Day 12/100: Hi. I hope you're doing great today and for today's warm up, I picked a dandelion from this vintage book cover. Again, we will be just looking at it and painting it right away. It's a warm up, it doesn't have to be perfect so I'm just taking whatever yellow I have here. Let's add some orange to it. It's greenish but it's okay. As usual, I'll start with flowers from the main part and I'll draw this yellow petals, which are so beautiful. Don't overthink it. Take some more orange. You can see they're going up and down. I don't have much space on my hexagon but may be you have a bigger piece of paper. Now, let's take some green. I want my green to be darker than that because it has to be darker, so let's add some blue to it. For some reason that is brown in my palette. This is blue and mix it with some green because I want some more contrast in these leaves and this green part. I'm trying to avoid the yellow I have but it's okay if I touch some of it. It is just a warm up so it's important to have fun with it. I hope everyone is doing great today and I'm so excited you're here to paint with me. It's a 100 Day Project and it's such a cool art movement for creative sentence, so awesome that you joined. Dandelion, you probably know this but it means the teeth of a lion. I think it's a French, I may be wrong but it definitely means the teeth of a lion because of the shape of the leaf. This is the leaf we're painting. Here we are practicing brush control by painting with shapes and at the same time, watercolor wash. If you are just painting for warm up, it's fine too. It's important to stay creative preferably every day. It's not just about painting, it's about cooking, talking, dancing. This one I went more with pattern than with filling the shape. Why not? Also you can see it has that root here, so it's a botanical illustration. Let's take some brown and mix it with a little bit of green and add that interesting part too [inaudible] and then we'll have black but I usually always would have a ink pen with me so if I need to add some black details, I can add them. Let's add some more lighter yellow petals, just like this so they would look more dynamic. This is our little dandelion. Very cute and little. Thank you for painting with me today. I'll see you tomorrow. 19. Painting a Blooming Branch - Day 13/100: Today for our watercolor warmup, let's paint a blooming branch. I'm taking some dark brown and I want to add some blue to it because it looks too warm. It sounds like there are some repairs outside, so some buzzing. Composition wise, I'm bringing the branch diagonally. So for painting the branches just first you inhale. When you exhale, you would paint, bringing your exhale again to the shape like this. First I'm painting the branch itself, and then we'll be adding for blossoms to it. Let's make this thicker. To make it thicker, we just press over brush harder on paper. Once we made it thicker you can instantly see that this is the main branch and the smaller branches are secondary branches like this. You need some thickness to this branch. Maybe a little one here. Then let's take some magenta and dilute it with a lot of water to get the soft beautiful pink. Next, I'll just add blossoms here and there. They don't need to touch the branch, they can be just floating in the air. It's totally fine. You can see how delicate of a blossom slope because of dark color and the texture of a branch itself. Here works for contrast. You can go even with lighter color, I was just afraid that it won't be visible on the camera, but I think it would be beautiful to go a very soft peach or pink. Of course, they don't have to be perfect. Let's make some petals floating in the air, just like this, it instantly add some dynamic to our little, tiny warmup. Thank you for joining this watercolor challenge, this was our warmup for today. 20. Painting a Windmill - Day 14/100: Hi. I hope you are doing well today. For today's warm up, I wanted to paint with you an old fashioned windmill. Windmills have a lot of details, so I hope we can do it in five minutes. That's our challenge. As always, I'm starting from the main parts, so let's start from the wings of a windmill, so I'm starting with one line like this and a second one. There will be two more, one and two, like this. Let's try to make them all the same length. For the color, I took some orange and it was mixed with some blue writing pen. It often happens with a traveling set, they cost just a little money. I think it brings more character to a painting, so it's okay. Let's add some thickness to one side, make sure it's the same side. I decided to add some thickness on the left over-blades. Next, let's take some cerulean blue. Soon, it starts bleeding, so let's wait [inaudible] cerulean blue. We're just trying to make a circle around this. Let's take the cerulean blue still and mix it with some orange and I get nice purplish-grey. We'll add some more details on our blades or wings with just lines. Again lines. Add squares. This is the wrong side, so this side, the lines and then squares.