Acrylics for Illustrators - A Contemporary Watercolor Style

Sandra Bowers, Illustrator + Surface + Creature Design

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9 Lessons (1h 15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:00
    • 2. Class Project

      1:29
    • 3. The Basics - Materials

      16:39
    • 4. The Basics - Surfaces

      3:17
    • 5. The Basics - Techniques

      21:16
    • 6. Painting

      16:36
    • 7. Adding Details

      4:23
    • 8. Watercolors -vs- Acrylics

      4:02
    • 9. Bonus Video! Mounting your Painting on Wood

      6:30
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About This Class

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In this class I’ll show you how to create a contemporary watercolor style using acrylic paints. I will talk about the materials you need and the different types of materials available, I will show you basic techniques that are easy to implement in your illustrations and test different surfaces to paint on, and I’ll show you my process of painting one illustration.

At the end we'll compare two illustrations, one created with watercolors and one with acrylics and see what the differences and similarities are, and see if you can tell which is which.  Finally, in the bonus video, I’ll show you how to mount your painting onto a wooden cradled panel and you’ll have a ready to hang piece of art!

Acrylics are a very exciting medium and using them this way can create modern and fresh results, so join me and let’s start painting!