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Confident Watercolors: Dealing with Mistakes

Amarilys Henderson, Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

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8 Videos (19m)
    • Oops Intro

    • Step 1

    • Step 2

    • Step 3

    • Step 4

    • Oops Class Project

    • Oops Case Study

    • Oops Closing

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About This Class



Ever heard or thought watercolor is so hard because you can't make a mistake? Not true. Mistakes are had. How you deal with those mistakes makes all the difference. 

In this second installment of the Confident Watercolors Series, we embrace the inevitable: mistakes! Learning to handle mistakes in watercolor is key to feeling comfortable with them. This "Oops." class will give you a step-by-step process to facing, dealing with, and correcting your own oops moments. Implementing these four steps will speed up your confidence when facing your next piece!

What You'll Learn:

  • The 4 steps to dealing with most mistakes in watercolor--complete with examples and demos
  • You'll watch Amarilys exercise these steps in a case study piece--walking through her thought process while understanding how these steps work together.
  • Gain a more accurate awareness for how watercolor paints work

Get comfortable with the process and enjoy your painting sessions more deeply!

Enroll to join our class of imperfect painters creating beautifully bold things.





180 of 185 students recommendSee All

Fast, simple and clear, just what I like!
This is the most helpful watercolor class I’ve seen. It’s extremely practical and useful for noobs like myself.
Randy Meredith

Instructional Designer & Lettering Fan

What a brilliant idea for a class! There are loads of classes out there telling us what to do right … but Amarylis is clever and tells us what to when it all goes wrong. This class goes beyond the notion of "happy accidents." You'll find the usual fixes in these videos – but you'll also find plenty of not-so-usual fixes, too. All of these techniques are easy to learn and utterly practical. What I like best about this class is the attitude that underpins every lesson – mistakes happen, it's no biggee, there's almost always a way to make it work. Now that's a refreshing take on watercolours!
• Rochelle •.

Never too late to enjoy your childhood!





Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. 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.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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