Creating Magical Patterns with Simple Watercolors and Pencil Drawing

Karina Eibatova, Use a pencil as a magic wand

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6 Videos (48m)
    • Intro

    • Creating a Simple Texture

    • Creating a Pattern with an Abstract Watercolor Painting

    • Creating a Pattern with a Detailed Watercolor Painting

    • Creating a Pattern with a Detailed Pencil Drawing

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

If you are an illustrator, a painter, or a designer and would like to expand your ways of creating an outstanding image, this class will help you to do that.

Explore how to transform a detailed drawing or a simple watercolor painting into a magical pattern. Learn about Karina’s tips and secrets used in her creative process, in which the main tools are just a simple pencil or watercolors. This lesson will teach you not only a traditional approach, but a detailed instructions in a post production process, for example how to complete a detailed pencil drawing by coloring it in Photoshop. You will see how easy it is to approach a crispy colorful image from the artwork that was originally created with a basic materials.

By the end of the class you will be ready to create your own tailing print that can be used as textures for the posters or on such things as wallpapers, clothes, scarfs and other items.

For sure you will be amazed how simple it is and you definitely would like to make more infinitely repeating patterns!

462 of 471 students recommendSee All

great class
This class teaches such beautiful patterns! Highly recommendable
Your classes are so amazing, thanks for sharing!!





Karina Eibatova

Use a pencil as a magic wand

Karina Eibatova is an illustrator and fine-artist born in St.Petersburg, Russia. She lives a nomadic lifestyle and works as a freelancer, currently she is based in Tokyo. 

Karina has been fortunate enough to make her living solely from  her artworks and she shares the creative process and reveal some of her favorite tips on Skillshare.  

The artist specializes in:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • illustration
  • murals
  • video
  • typography

Her portfolio reveals a versatile artist equally adept at colorful surrealist explorations as well as more traditional approaches. Karina's work is connected to the notions of nature, peace and love. Influenced by Earth and space, she delicately transforms floral motives into her own surreal, psychedelic scenes, rebelling against the remorseless actions of society and the continual destruction of the environment.