Begin Creative Watercoloring | Ron Mulvey✏️ | Skillshare

Begin Creative Watercoloring

Ron Mulvey✏️, Artist / Art Teacher

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11 Videos (1h 25m)
    • Begin Creative Watercoloring Intro

    • Good Materials Make Great Pictures

    • Getting Your Project Ready

    • Watercoloring Techniques That Work

    • Developing Your Sketch

    • How To Transfer Your Drawing

    • Creative Effects With Watercoloring

    • Dry Method Watercoloring

    • Character illustration

    • Watercoloring Your Character

    • 7 Minute Watercoloring


About This Class


Begin Creative Watercoloring

I had so much fun doing this class and getting it ready that I am already setting down some more ideas for the next one.

If this is your first Watercolor Class I am convinced you will feel successful right after the first project.
If you are already familiar with Watercolors I know that the joy of simplicity will revisit you after a few of the projects are completed.
If you are well advanced in the Watercolor experience this simple approach to Watercoloring will freshen your style and provide you with some new approaches to the 'quick sketch' in watercolor.


What This Class Will Do For You

  • Give you a successful Watercolor Technique that works every time
  • Allow you to explore creative approaches to Watercoloring.
  • Acquire the confidence and ability to explore Watercoloring.

I will be showing you all the materials you will need and how they work. You can confidently complete as many of the short projects as you wish.


We will be completing some quick sketches with an Ink and Wash technique. The one below takes 7 minutes from start to finish.


See our Basic Watercoloring Kit below. Simple and cost effective.


I use Tube paints but Pan Watercolors are handy and portable. Make sure you get good quality paints. Do a little research online to find out which are worth buying. My choice is Winsor&Newton for Pan Paints.


Here is a short outline of the content in Begin Creative Watercoloring.

  • Intro: What is Watercoloring? Why is it so effective and simple to master?
  • Why do I need so few materials to get started?
  • 5 projects of short duration that you can complete at your convenience.
  • Creative examples to follow step by step
  • Opportunity to develop your own material. 

Hope to see you in class, and I am here anytime to answer questions.





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Ron Mulvey✏️

Artist / Art Teacher

My name is Ron Mulvey. I've been working as a full-time artist since 1980. I have had the pleasure of teaching art since 1983 and have taught thousands of classes on drawing and painting. I would consider it a privilege to assist you in achieving  your artistic goals.  

I have taught the basic and advanced mechanics and principles which give us the skill and confidence to express creatively, for the past 30 years. Sharing them is my passion!

One of my very favorite projects was an art book for children called the Artabet. It teaches children how to draw using 6 universal lines (similar to how vowels are the building blocks of Languages). is now in 8 countries and is used by over 800  schools worldwide as their basic art curriculum.

I live and work at home with my first love Sara, who is the other half of our Art and Music School, on a pristine acreage by the Little Slocan River in British Columbia, Canada.

Sara and I love it when the kids come home and they bring their kids with them. The Skillshare Cooking Classes really helps us when there's 15 for dinner.

You can see my landscape art at  

You can buy my Artabet book here


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