3 Step Watercolor: painting with layered washes

Renato Palmuti, Illustrator and watercolor artist in Brazil

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7 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

      0:43
    • Materials

      3:22
    • First Wash

      3:25
    • Second Wash

      3:55
    • Third Wash

      3:45
    • Details

      4:12
    • Conclusion

      1:39
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About This Class

This class explores the concept of layered washes for painting watercolors.

Making a small scene in 3 layers of transparent pigment. It requires only some simple watercolor materials, shown in the second lesson of the class. 

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It's a short tutorial, but good information is given about important features of watercolor while demonstrating them. So for example, he discusses what to include in each of 3 layers or washes of watercolor. 1st wash/layer: establish pigments and values in a more loose way. i found this helpful as I had been starting with tiny details - no wonder it was so hard for me. Can't wait to paint now using this technique.
It's fascinating to me how much one can learn in these shorter classes. In just a few words or a few strokes, Renato teaches principles and techniques that stick!
A must for a beginner like myself: I already watched it twice ... and probably will do that again.
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Renato Palmuti

Illustrator and watercolor artist in Brazil

My name is Renato Palmuti

I am an Art Director, Illustrator and Painter.

I worked in advertising, sales and design agencies until 2001, when I focused my carrer in Illustration. I opened my studio in 2005 and since then I've been working for agencies and clients making images for their ads and campaigns.

Painting was always a paralell activity, but recently it has become an important part of my work. I started studing a lot the watercolor techniques, prod...

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