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5 Videos (14m)
    • Brushes Intro

      0:40
    • Brush Basics

      1:26
    • Round Brushes

      6:24
    • Variety of Brushes

      4:59
    • Closing

      1:00

About This Class

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As the first part of the Confident Watercolors Series, Amarilys opens the conversation about brushes. These simple, mystical tools don't need to seem so mysterious. From wide to long, sharp to floppy, cheap to exhorbatant, brushes abound in variety. And yet they all hold several linking characteristics. Know the basics about your brushes and you'll feel more confident approaching your paintings. 

The goal of this class is to empower students with knowledge and a visual rolodex to paint bolder watercolors!

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This was the perfect short and sweet lesson to teach me about my brushes!! I'd love to be challenged a bit more throughout the class with some exercises using various brushes, but I can also do that on my own. :-) I'll definitely reference this often to remind myself about the different uses of each brush!
this is a good intro class for those who don't know about brushes and how they react with watercolors

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Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals. 

If anything describes me, it's that I'm an explorer. I am interested in how things work, often bouncing from the fine art world to vectors, from paint to textile patterns. I'm forever ignited by new ideas and projects, aiming to master them while enjoying the process.

While my professional work in illustration and wedding stationery are driven by trend, my personal work springs from my faith. Bold beauty and ingenuity are my aim every time.

Read a recent article about Amarilys' work by Many Shapes Art.