Beautiful Butterflies: Painting Watercolor Butterflies in 3 Ways!

Sade J, Watercolorist & Illustrator

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25 Lessons (2h 15m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:12
    • 2. Before You Start

      0:14
    • 3. The Monarch Butterfly

      3:37
    • 4. Adding Veins

      2:38
    • 5. Adding Spots

      4:19
    • 6. The Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

      4:29
    • 7. The Colors to be Used

      0:48
    • 8. Painting the Left Forewing

      7:57
    • 9. Painting the Hindwings

      11:07
    • 10. Painting the Right Forwing

      16:16
    • 11. Painting the Right Forwing

      16:16
    • 12. The Swallowtail Butterfly

      5:07
    • 13. Painting the First Wash

      1:54
    • 14. Color-blocking

      1:45
    • 15. Beginning Yellow Textures

      3:35
    • 16. Beginning Black Textures

      9:26
    • 17. Deepening Textures

      4:16
    • 18. First Pass on the Abdomen

      3:58
    • 19. Varying Texture

      11:24
    • 20. Deepening Yellow Textures

      3:26
    • 21. Deepening Dark Textures

      13:53
    • 22. Adding Spots

      3:45
    • 23. Adding Hair

      1:53
    • 24. Wrap Up: What Did We Learn

      0:42
    • 25. Class Project and Thank YOU!

      1:08

About This Class

Have you ever wanted to capture the beauty of a butterfly in your painting, but you just didn’t know how?

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced painter, this class will teach you new techniques to tackle a range of different real butterflies!

You’ll learn:

  • How to blend between vibrant colors seamlessly.
  • Both simple and advanced techniques for tackling dots on butterfly wings.
  • The way that gouache can be used to help you in your watercolor painting.
  • When to use wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry on dry techniques to get the best results.
  • How to vary paint consistency.
  • And lots more!

This class is just bursting with tips that will help you in painting the butterfly of your dreams!

So what are you waiting for?

Pick up your brushes, and let’s go!