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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!

231 of 234 students recommendSee All

quick, concise and informative
Excellent class, I am just getting into why the brushes matter and so this class was perfect for me.
What a delightful, detailed demonstration of brushes! I'm going to create my own reference sheets for my brushes so that I can learn where each one is best used. I love how you add other colors to the strokes. Beautiful!

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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.