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EVERY WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUE YOU'LL EVER NEED!! - Beginner friendly.

teacher avatar Antoinette, @Artistfreestyle

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Lessons in This Class

22 Lessons (1h 50m)
    • 1. INTRODUCTION

      2:00
    • 2. Let's discuss Materials

      3:43
    • 3. Techniques: Bleeding

      5:59
    • 4. Techniques: Blending

      6:19
    • 5. Techniques: Wet on Wet

      5:36
    • 6. Techniques: Wet on Dry / Dry on Dry

      6:35
    • 7. Techniques: Layering

      5:57
    • 8. Techniques: Painting with Salt

      3:58
    • 9. Techniques: Soap Art & Water Drop patterns

      3:00
    • 10. Techniques: Tissue paper textures

      4:17
    • 11. Techniques: Oil pastels with Watercolor

      2:42
    • 12. Techniques: Double loading brush art

      4:02
    • 13. Techniques: Creating textures with plastic

      4:12
    • 14. Techniques: Coffee Watercolour

      3:43
    • 15. BONUS CLASS 1 : Paint a simple FLOWER

      3:00
    • 16. BONUS CLASS 2 : Paint expressive LEAVES

      3:45
    • 17. BONUS CLASS 3 : Paint 3 different TREES

      3:29
    • 18. Project 1 : Popsicles

      4:04
    • 19. Project 2 : Salty Landscape

      5:04
    • 20. Project 3 : Coffee Cup card

      9:27
    • 21. Project 4 : Loose Floral design

      7:30
    • 22. Project 5 : Bookmarks & CONCLUSION

      11:54
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About This Class

Learn essential Watercolor techniques and skills to help you master this remarkable medium.

This class is a beginner to Intermediate level and aims to teach simple watercolor techniques that help you play around with watercolor in endless possibilities. By the end of this course you will be able to flow luminously with this medium, creating fun ART projects using the desired technique that unlocks your creativity.

There are many watercolor techniques. I have picked out the most basic & simple ideas one can use as a beginner to enhance painting skills & create expressive special effects using watercolor.

"In watercolor, if you are not in trouble, then you're in trouble" - Selma Blackburn

In this class you'll learn:

  • Materials required¬†
  • Techniques - Bleeding
  • Blending
  • Wet on wet, Wet on Dry, Dry on Dry
  • Layering
  • Painting with Salt, Soap & Water Drop¬†
  • Tissue paper technique
  • Painting with Oil pastels
  • Painting with Coffee
  • How to double load your brush
  • Painting with plastic
  • How to paint a Flower, Leaf & Tree

At the end of this class, you will be able to create 5 projects that uses the techniques taught in this course. I believe every individual is an artist and has the ability to create. These skills will help you unlock your creativity and enable it to flow naturally.

You will find all these skills and tips helpful in your journey with watercolor painting. 

"Watercolor Art - Where every mistake is gorgeous"

- Antoinette

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1. INTRODUCTION: Hey guys, this is Antoinette. And I'm really excited about this class that I've been working on. A couple of watercolor techniques that I have learned to share with you. Before that. This is my YouTube and my Instagram page. I'm known as artists freestyle data centers. To start off, I will be discussing with you the materials required for this class. And then we will jump straight right in to around 14 techniques and ideas that you can use to play around with your watercolor. This class is a beginner friendly, a beginner to intermediate class. I will be guiding you through every single step detail. You will need to know about using different kinds of techniques in watercolor. Once you've taken this class, you will be ready to use watercolor and explore your own creativity. Fear free to ask me any questions below in the comments, I am always available here on Skillshare. Once we're done with the techniques, I have added three bonus glasses. One is how to paint a simple follow-up. The next one is on how to paint easy watercolor leaves. And then I will be adding on some beautiful watercolor trees. Once we're done with the bonus classes, we're going to jump straight right into the projects. We can play around with using these techniques. You can make these projects along with me in real-time. I encourage you to do these projects and practice the techniques that you have learned. Please do share the project work in the project window and also your technical worksheets would me, I would love to see them. By the end of this class, you'll be able to create a coffee cod cup, a beautiful snowy island, Mildred salt, A-frame Wudi floral design. Some beautiful bookmarks and lovely juicy popsicles. Thank you so much for watching, and I hope you enjoyed this class. 2. Let's discuss Materials: Hello my friends. Let's discuss materials. So in this class I'm going to start off with sketchbooks. So this is a sketchbook that I'm using. It's an eco-friendly sketchbook. It's A6 sized paper, It's a 130 GSM. And we're going to be using this for the techniques. And I'm going to use a bigger sketchbook for my project works that I can work with those pieces. So this is a main 0.5 centimeter size and it's good for light washes. The best GSM for watercolor would be a 300 GSM. But I think this is good enough for this class. And if you don't have a sketchbook, even loose sheets are good. So this is what I'll be using. And now next coming up to the paint brushes. So don't think too fancy. If you have a simple round brush, that's enough. I'm just getting a couple of brushes to show you what I like. So this is my dagger brush. I also like to call it the leaf bias. That's my favorite brush. And I have three round black brushes with pointy tip. So this is a six nice Dan and size eight. So I also have with me to all the brushes on the other side. And those brushes are what I'm going to use for, for the soap technique, the salt and the coffee technique because I don't know how it would react with my really good brushes. So it's always good to have some old brushes with you. Just don't throw them away. Keep them with you to try out some really fun techniques. You don't want to really use your expensive brushes into all these fun. And we're techniques, right? So that's it for the brushes. Moving on ahead, you definitely need water for watercolor paints. I got myself a good glass jar to carry the water because I love to see the color change in the jar. It's more fun and it's, it's really lovely. So get yourself some glass jars if you don't have it, it's okay. It's not a big deal. You can just use a jug at home. So the next one is the tissue paper, which is very important. It's used to blot out the excess water in your paint brush to get some good tissue paper. And also for the tissue paper technique, willing to you the watercolor paints. I have a good artist grade watercolor palette of 24 shades. I do love the gigs, but if you have the tubes, it's good as well. I use the color of this paint box as my palate. That's good enough for me. And I also have a spray bottle to wet my beans. So I'll be using this brew instant coffee pot. I would still rupees far my coffee technique. And I have a plastic paper to go ahead with my painting and came wrapped up with this book. So please don't go and buy plastic Paper yesterday, the plastic technique I'm showing you how a lot of last week laying around somewhere. So in this palette we have some rock salt, salt and some good detergent soap powder. So we'll be using all this in watercolor classes. And finally, I have a box of crayons. You don't need everything, you just need white crayon. If you have masking fluid, that's good as well. It's all the same kind of rules for this technique. I hope you are all the materials ready if you don't have some of them, don't worry about it. Just get wet into the class. Thank you so much for watching. 3. Techniques: Bleeding: Hello and welcome everyone to this class. I hope you have your drink and you music ready to listen to relax and enjoy while you learn a new technique in watercolor. So the first technique we're gonna be learning is the bleeding technique. And this is so satisfying and so beautiful, relaxing to learn in watercolors into play around with. So I'm going to start off by just taking a bit of yellow paint and making our circle. So I have my tissue paper decide in case I want to blot out the excess water. I don't want to add too much wider where it's pulling at the side. But just make sure that there's just a nice wet layer of water. And I'm going to get next layer of color. And we're going to try and just make a rectangle and just enjoy how this pink color bleeds into this yellow circle. So you can have a lot of fun word bleeding while you doing abstract art. And even while you're painting watercolor, florals and anything that you do, making the perfect skies and clouds. Bleeding is set a beautiful technique and it creates so many lovely patterns. Of course, you can try this with different colors. I just like how the pink looks against the yellow. It looks so bright and beautiful and you can blot out the excess water. So this is a closer look on how beautifully it bleeds in. So let's try this again. I hope you are able to do it along with me while I paint in the video. This is a real time video so you can just take your time and enjoy while watching. So if you tilt the book sideways, you can see there's extra water pools at the site. You just gotta lifted up with your tissue paper just like that. And now I'm going to try the same thing to show you how beautifully bleed. This is so amazing you guys. It's so relaxing when you do this. Anyway, when you're having a stress that they could just make shapes like this and just watch the color bleed into another different kind of patterns and shapes. This is a closer look and what it looks like. So an add a little bit at the edges is play around with the colors and allow it to flow freely. It's almost very hard to control water color, but that's what I love about it. We're going to try the same thing with some leaves. Just get a little bit of yellow, remove that extra watercolors slowly. I almost always love to use the bleeding technique with leaves because you can create so many beautiful patterns that looks so natural and so beautiful and lovely. So you gotta try it out with leaves, you guys. And also when you paint petals, It's so beautiful to watch it bleed and to watch one leaf bleed into another. Ingest creates a very beautiful patterns, so natural interior. So, so the thing about doing a bleeding technique is you want the first layer to be wet. If your first layer dries off, you're not gonna get the bleeding effect. And also if your first layer has too much water in it pooling, going to have the perfect bleed. So you want a light shimmer of water, not too much. And when you add the next layer of paint over it before it dries. So you need to do this little quick. And if you're using a watercolor paper which is around 300 GSM, you'll have an easier time because the water doesn't drain off easily on heavy paper. But if you're using a 130 GSM just like me right now, then you need to get a little bit faster the homework. So but it's not a big deal if the water dries off, just add another layer over it. Sometimes the people would drink well, if you add too much, but it's okay. So I'm going to show you a look. That's the kind of shimmer you one not too much. And just use your tissue paper and dab off the excess water that pulls at the corners. So I'm going to try adding an entire layer. And this is what it looks like. Wow. So if you want it to bleed in Mali, just got to pick up the book or the people and just tilted downwards towards to say that the water is leading like that. And then you get this amazing effect, which is so beautiful. I absolutely loved this. So I have attached project work below where you could use this bleeding techniques and also along with all the other techniques where you can practice this and create your own beautiful designs. Please do share your work in the project box below so that I can see it and enjoy the lovely work that you have created. Thank you for watching this video. 4. Techniques: Blending: Hello and welcome. In this class, you will be learning how to blend with watercolors. So let us begin. For the start, I'm going to just give it a thin layer of water and start by adding my favorite color on it and loving it to bleed through that water. As you can see that this looks so lovely. Thing about blending is you get to create a different kind of color. So here I'm going to be adding blue. And you'll see when the blue and pink mixes, It's going to create a new and a beautiful color. Just allow the colors to flow and help it to blend in a little bit. So you can see that it's starting to get purplish kind of color in the middle. And you can even see that even my water glass has changed into a different color right now. So the idea by blending is you get two different colors and it's just too, it's not just two, but I'm just showing you two for an example. So you get these different colors and you love them to mix on the paper and create its own kind of blend. So this is so beautiful and it's so stunning to look at when you use it with leaves and flowers and different kinds of landscapes, even like you want to be in the sunset. And it goes from yellow to orange to red. So this technique is used so much and it's so beautiful. Always remember when you blend, you need to start off with a wet layer. If you don't want to, then it's fine but it's easier this way. That's what I feel. So I'm gonna try one with yellow. And let's see what we get. Yellow and blue. All right, I'm looking for a green right now. So you can just play around with your own different colors and create different kinds of designs just as you like it is. Give it a little mix in the center and allow it to blend in to the other color. So I have created a project work far, this technique. And I'm sure you're going to have a lot of fun with that. It's fainting, brightly colored popsicle. And it's going to be so much fun to do that. Even with little children. They would enjoy these colors so much. So I absolutely loved it. Always remember to have your tissue paper at the side to blot out the excess water on your paper. So you want to make sure the whole thing is a little wet while you're doing it, while you're adding another color. If you're painting dries out, be sure to give it another layer of water again. Or you're going to have very clear cut different colors over it. So make sure that it is a wet on wet. So as you can see that I constantly have my tissue paper to help me out. And now we're going to try something really bright. Maybe let's go with a red. Allow how the color just spreads out over a wet surface. I hope you guys are having something really good to drink and playing a lot of music. I really loved music in the background while their pain, that's a reasonable way. And I've added a background music to the video because I know you all have different kinds of music taste. So I wanted you to have your own space. So as you can see that I'm doing red and yellow. So this could be like the sunset kind of blend. Red, yellow and it goes to orange. Wow, that's so lovely. I can't wait to see the different kinds of blends that you guys would create, do share even your practice work, images with me. I would love, love, love to see that. So this is looking so good. Sometimes wished at what a beans never dry and it just looks wet and glistening the whole time. You can also blend even with acrylic paint. But when it comes to watercolor, It's more of what you say. It's like the watercolor itself blends and you have less control over it. So It's so beautiful and it's so amazing to do this kind of techniques with your abstract art and even with your floral designs, where you can play around with different shapes of leaves and floral petaled. So this is your blending technique and even this looks good. You could just, you know, get a huge canvas and blend in a whole set of different colors altogether. And you can add your own glitter and your sparklers and extra things on it. Make it like a whole mixed medium kind of Canvas in. It will be perfect to just hang it up. In your rule. If you're a very colorful person, this would be such a brilliant technique to try out. Hope you enjoyed this class and thank you so much for watching this video. I can't wait to see your project work. Don't forget to share it down in the project window below. Hope have a wonderful, colorful, lovely day. Cia. 5. Techniques: Wet on Wet: Hello everybody, welcome to this class. In this session we are going to be learning how to do a wet on wet watercolor technique. So as you can see, I have my water, my paints and brushes, and everything's ready so we can get started right away. So first I'm going to give a very thin layer of water. I added a little bit of yellow paint so you can see the layer of water on the camera. So make sure that you do not add too much water on the first layer, but just enough. So tilt your book and you can see if the rider is pulling in the edges, just dab it off a bit with the tissue paper. So now when you add the second layer before it dries, that is, you can see the color it spread so evenly on all sides. This makes your work faster and also helps you have a nice even spread of color on the sheet. So you can see how smooth this looks. I hope you have a music playing in the background so you can relax while leading this. And this is how I remove excess water from my painting. I just dab my brush on the tissue paper and just lift off some of the color. So you can see how beautiful this looks. It looks so smooth and so perfect for painting blue skies and whatnot. So the next thing I'm going to try is I'm going to show you how you can use the same thing with a lot of color. So I'm going to add the first layer with a little bit of yellow. And this time I'm going to do a wet on wet for two different colors. So before that, I want to just remove the excess water that's pulling on my painting. You want to make sure that you add the second color before the first layer dries. So I'm going to add blue all of this and you can see how beautifully the next color blending. So when I remove the excess water by dabbing my brush on the tissue paper, you don't have to use this, but if you like, the effect of a lot of water pooling, it creates different kinds of fact. If you like that, you can leave it at that. If not, you can just remove it. So you can see a little bit white part farming there. So that happens sometimes with paper, if I don't know why, but some people are going to create that. So you just want to add a little bit of more color and patch that up. Now this, the third square that I did was one without the first layer. So I directly went over with the second layer of color. So you're going to see the difference. So if you want kind of a smoother look, you need a goal for the wet on wet technique. If you don't want that, you can just straight away gone with your paint and create a square. So this gets a little bit difficult when you're painting larger pieces. So when you do the wet on wet, it's easier to paint a larger piece because the colors spreads out easily. So I just got a light greenish kind of color in the created a rectangle. So I'm going to show you what you can use this wet on wet technique for. You can create blurry images like from a distant, like for example, you want to create foggy, misty kind of forest effect. You could do the wet on wet technique so you go over it with trees. And as pain smudges, it looks like the trees are far from faraway and it looks foggy and blurry. So once this whole thing dries up, you can add another third layer of trees. And it makes it look like these trees right here are far away and you have a set of groceries. So organic reads a little bit of perspective and it looks really beautiful. So if you want low images like this, you can use the wet on wet technique. So I have a couple of projects for the wet-on-wet technique. Do check out the project videos as well so you can create along with me. Also, feel free to share your practice and your work pieces along with your project resources. In the project section below, I would love to see what you created and how you worked on it. It's so relaxing to do this. And you will feel the difference when you do a wet on wet. Or this is when you go directly with color on a paper, you will know the difference when you do it. So thank you for watching this video and waiting to see you in the next class. 6. Techniques: Wet on Dry / Dry on Dry: Hello my friends. In this class we are going to be learning how to do a wet on dry and a dry on dry watercolor technique. So I'm gonna go with wet layer of paint and I'm using the color blue. So previously we did a wet on wet watercolor technique. In this method, we're going to alert the first layer to dry. So you've see what we could create with this. So I'm going to just even out this blue. And while that dries, I'm going to just jump in and weird square over here as well. So we want to first layer to completely dry before we go on with the next. Don't worry about his grades being perfect. I just want to create another kinase squared. I'm going to use a little bit of green, olive green mixed with a little bit of yellow. And I'm going to create a orange square right there. So when you're doing this technique and you're just practicing, you could just make a couple of squares and then go on with it. Now that I'm done with all my four squares and after it dries, I'm going to go ahead with the second layer of paint. So now I'm going to use a wet on dry. So this is the wet paint that I'm using on the dry layer. So I'm going to just create some beautiful dark blue mountains over this dry layer. So you can see how beautiful this looks. It's pretty smooth because it's wet. The paint that I'm adding though is wet, so it's pretty smooth. And you can see that since the first layer is dry, it creates a clear cut difference between the first and the second layer. It's not bleeding or it's not blending into the first layer, but I am able to create mountains that kinda stand out from the previous layer. Maybe I'll add a little more on over there to create a beautiful landscape. So now I'm going ahead with the second squared, this time, going to add some beautiful trees. So earlier in the previous video, we saw trees that were blurry and blending into the first layer. Now you can see the difference of the trees from the first plus the second glass. You can see that the trees are blowing anymore, but they kinda stand out, giving like a crisp kind of outline to the trees. So this is basic lead the difference between a wet on wet and wet on dry. You can't do a very image with this. If you want crisp images, clear images, this is what it's gonna look like. It's a wet on, dry layer. So as you can see that so easily, I've created two different kinds of landscapes just there. And now that I've got my perfectly not natural green moon, I think I'm ready to go. Maybe I'll add a bit of dark green highlights over this. This again is like a third layer. Best thing about watercolor. You just keep going layer after layer. And it's so pretty It's going to clean up my water brush and dab off the excess paint. I'm going to go with a little bit of purple. Violet can have shade. As you can see that I have almost dried out my brush to get this dry kind of texture. So dry on dry is really useful for creating textures in strokes on your painting. So this is definitely different from the wet on dry. As you can see that the mountains, they look so clear and so blended in. But when it comes to dry, the dry brush technique, you have a unique textures that you could create with this. So your brush is not completely wet, It's a bit dry and it's really good to use this technique. It creates a lot of wonderful textures. So I'm going to add purple, kind of moon or sun wherever you think it is. I think it looks like a son. And I'm just going to make it look like it's kinda be no dissolving into the sea. Create that kind of effect of maybe like a sunset or, I don't know, let your imagination run wild. The mold fell off the sky and it's dissolving into the sea. Okay guys, so that the drier and drier effect, and I'm going to use this same effect to create some grass maybe. So you need a rash to be dry so it doesn't look smooth to just keep dabbing your brush on the tissue paper. And you'll be able to create a very cool effect. You can see the difference between the second layer being wet and a second layer being dry. So again, you can't do this over a red layer. It would, it would still blend in, but it will be not the most desirable. But it depends on you. Again, it's completely up to you. That's the thing with watercolor. Even though you have these techniques, it's not rules. They're not rules. They just some new ideas that you could use, but you could always create your own. So I'm going to add a little bit of red to make it look like there are some flowers. And this is what it looks like. You guys to. So excited. Thank you for watching this class. See you in the next one. 7. Techniques: Layering: Hello everybody and welcome back to another class. Today we're going to be learning a new technique. Let's get straight into it. I hope you have your music, your drink, and you paint in watercolor paper ready to be used. In this class, we are going to be learning a very cool technique. It's called the layering. This technique is what watercolor is all about. So I'm going to start off with a single layer and I'm using a very light pink. And once this layer is dry, I'm going to go over it with multiple layers. Hope he can do this along with me. So it's not necessarily adding more color to the second layer, but I'm just going over with the same paint and it gets darker and darker the more layers you create over it. Remember that it's always easier to use 300 GSM watercolor paper, especially when you're doing layering, because sometimes when you add too much water, the paper tends to wrinkle up. Currently I'm using a 130 GSM watercolor paper. As you can see, for the difference from the first layer and second layer. This technique is so beautiful and it will look awesome when you're going to paint flowers and florals. When you do a layer over layer of petals, it will look so beautiful or you could just do shapes and also create different kinds of mountains and ranges. With this watercolor technique. Make sure that the layer, the first layer is dry before you add the second. So you get a clear cut different. So I'm going to try out creating a floral with this same layering technique. So I'm going to wait for the first petal to dry off and then I'm going to add the second one. So you can see how beautiful that looks. And it almost gives like a translucent see-through kind of effect. Let's just wait for the petals to dry as we add the next layers. These flowers look so graceful, limbs, so delicate, is so perfect to pain, cherry blossoms, I always love painting them. You could also try it with different colors. So you create like almost like a blend. So the color in-between looks different. So if you do like blue and the yellow, you're going to get like a green in the center. So you can play around with layering as much as you like. So I'm going to show you how you could do a landscape with this layering technique. So I'm just going to draw like a tiny little stock below that flower. Yeah, Now it looks pretty. So you could do the same flower that I did. It is Most symbols just for better. You could do it with many kinds of formats. You could add like eight petals or even more petals and make like tiny little buds and a main and entire read, which is kinda time-consuming. But if you have like a dryer to dry out your first layer, then you, you could speed up the process a bit. So I'm going to be painting some mountains over here. The first layer of mountains would be the ones which are far behind. Holidays, love painting tiny little landscapes. So I'm going to try and add another mountain here. Wow. This would look even beautiful. If you're gonna do it with blue, it will look like those lovely Healy mountains. Just want to drag a little bit of the paint to the edges of the mountains. So it gets really pretty when a dry ice, you could add as many layers as you'd like. And the more layers, the more brilliant looks. I don't always remember that you need a heavier watercolor paper if you're gonna do a lot of layers over it. Going to go with a darker shade of purple. For the last mountain. Can you see this beautiful effect? This is so pretty. I think the layering effect requires a lot of patient when it comes to comparing it with the other kind of techniques in watercolor. But it's always the best result ever. Maybe I'll add a little moon and some birds. And the landscape is done. So simple and so beautiful. This is a close up view of it. So you can see the different layers. Looking forward to see your beautiful creations. 8. Techniques: Painting with Salt: Hello everybody and welcome. In this class we are going to use the solid technique and play around with the watercolor. So I've got a little bit of powdered salt and some rock solid to use. If don't have rock-solid, you could just use the part itself. So you want to take that and keep it ready next to your painting because we got to use it before the paint dries on the paper. So I'm going to mix up a little bit of Indian yellow and some pink and red to get a color that I like. And we're going to just place the first layer of paint on the paper. So you want this painting to be a little bit wet before you add the salt over it. If it's dry, then it's going to be of no use. So now that it's wet, I'm going to sprinkle a bit of powdered salt over this wet layer of paint. And you can see that in the places where the solid falls, the pain just gets absorbed and moves out. This is so much fun to do and it's so relaxing and it's saw exciting to see the different kinds of patterns it would create. I'm going to just dust off the excess salt that fell on the other parts of the paper. And we're going to leave that to dry right there. I'm going to be using a little bit of purple to create purple kinda sky. And in this I'm gonna be trying using the rock salt. And you can see the difference in the pattern that it will create. As usual, this layer should be wet and not dry. So I'm going to add some regions of dark purple, indifferent sides. Disagree it a little bit more texture and shadow. Now I'm going to just drizzle that rock salt over. Rock salt kind of tends to get a little bit too moist. Now that Sudan sprinkling the salty, just have to leave it as site and wait for it to dry. This technique is very simple in creating different kinds of skies, in different kinds of patterns. Or you can even make cards using this. And let's take a closer look of what it looks like as the paint is drying. So the rock salt obviously takes a little bit more time to dry because the salt by itself is a little miced. And once this is completely dried, you can try and brush it off with a bigger paintbrush. So what I'm trying to do yeah. I think a little bit of it is still a little dampened is you can just tap it off as simple as that. So I created a project based on this Sal technique. So don't forget to check it out. I'm sure I had so much fun. So this is what it would look like. I think that bit is a little wet. You need to be a little bit more patient. Let's try and get after powdered solid first. So sometimes the soil can address out and it's harder to use it with the pressure in those areas. You could just use your finger nail to desecrate, borrowed the band or you could use cardboard card probably to just scrape it out and mostly just filed off easily. So this is what it looks like. Can you see those beautiful textures that it created? I hope you love creating these fun patterned with this salt technique. Thank you for watching Conway to see you in the next class. 9. Techniques: Soap Art & Water Drop patterns: Hello everybody and welcome to this class. In this session we will be learning about how to paint using soap wider and wider drops. So first I'm going to get a bit of soap powder using detergent powder, and I'm going to mix it up with some water. And when it's completely done, I'm going to just get a bit of color and start showing you how cool this effect is with soap water. So I'm going to spread out a bit of pink color. And in this technique, you need to make sure that the first layer is wet. So you wanna do this pretty fast. I think that should do. And I'm gonna get a little bit of my soap water in a fine brush. And I'm going to just start by placing the pressure. Can you see how amazing that looks? So immediately? See the paint move out of the region where the soap water fault. So you get to create really cool textures and shapes using this technique. Wow, look at that. So if you didn't like abstract art and he just creating clouds, you could get so many lovely textures using the soap water. So now let's just try plain water without any soap and try to create some drops. And this really works out when you're creating galaxies, anyone have like a lot of stars. So let's see what this looks like. So I'm going to get just plain water and I'm going to just dab my brush with my index finger. And you're going to see the waterfall on it and create like beautiful, beautiful like almost like bubbles or freckles and different kinds of textures. So this is like the simplest way you can create wonderful patterns. We're using just water. And when you see the difference between the soap water and water drops, you can see that a water drives has like these squiggly lines going out of each drop. But when you see the soap, what it looks like, it's more like a blunted kind of look. And it's so beautiful. So if you like this class, let me know and show me your worksheets in your project work. Do don't forget to share them in the project window. Thank you so much for watching this. Can't wait to see your work. 10. Techniques: Tissue paper textures: Hello everybody and welcome to this class. In this session we are going to learn a very useful technique in watercolor, and that is using tissue papers. That's right. We're going to use tissue paper is to create beautiful textures in shapes on our painting. So I have my tissue here already and we can start off this amazing blotting technique. Solely tissue paper doesn't really have to be a floral printed like mine again, just be any kind of tissue paper. So let's keep that aside and start off by wetting my brush. We're going to pick up some beautiful paint, any color of your choice. I'm going to be doing blue because I want to create a lovely blue cloudy sky. So I'm going to start off as usual by making a layer of water so that my blue color just spread out so beautifully into this. Wow, look at that. So I want it nice even spread of a blue evening sky. You can see how easily that spreads when to have that water layer below. And now that I'm done with this, we're just going to wash off my brush and take my tissue paper. I want to wrinkle it up a bit so it can create some lovely textures. So I'm gonna take this and I'm just going to blot off some of the paint over there. So you can see that it creates some irregular shapes, not so perfect shapes, just something out of control and so free-flowing just like the clouds said, I think I'm done here and I'm just doing it on the upper part of the rectangle because I'm planning on painting something below that as the next layer. So this is what it looks like on the close-up. You want to do this as quickly as possible before the paint dries. So I'm going to be bending some Blue Mountains below that here. I'll use a darker shade of blue just so that it could stand out and it could give a very cool evening sort of look with those lovely cloud. And the whole thing together look so beautiful and perfect. You could even do this with trees and, or you could just do like an abstract piece of World War II. Just paint a whole lot of different colors and just blurt out everything with the tissue paper and create new kinds of patterns. So this is the closer look forward. This lovely cool evening landscape looks like using just issue paper. So now let's try a red hot kind of evening landscape. So I'm going to be using a little bit of orange and yellow. Just mix it up a bit and create a beautiful sky like a son Seti kind of color. And I'm gonna really wrinkle up my tissue paper this time because I want to create some lines and some really fun patterns. Wow, look at that. Just got a dab, dab, dab. And you can see immediately that this looks different. So every time you use disagreeable, you're never gonna get a same print. It's almost always different and it sets a color pattern. So I'm going to be painting a little bit bright kind of orange mountains, like a warm front city kind of landscape. Can see that immediately. It gives the entire landscape adept. And it looks like the mountains are so close, close by. And that's a closer look of the different kinds of clouds you could create with tissue paper blotting technique. Thank you so much for watching this class. 11. Techniques: Oil pastels with Watercolor: Hello everybody, welcome to another class. In this video, I'm gonna be showing you how you can use paste olds to create beautiful textures with watercolor. So I have a good white oil-based. And if you don't have bases, you could even use a simple crayon. It does not have to be an oil-based still. You could also just use masking fluid. It's all has the same idea to it. The paint will not get on the areas where the crayon is. Just like the same thing that happens with masking fluid. The only thing in masking fluid as you peel off the fluid when fundraise, but in a crayon, it the crayon just remains there. So I just dusted off the excess bits of the crayon and I'm gonna go over it with some paint. So you can see that the areas where the crayon is remains weight and it's so beautiful. He could also mix different kinds of colors to this, to create a lovely blend. And this would look so amazing on cards. Or even you could make an entire wax floral wreath and frame it up in your house with different kinds of colors, even like a rainbow, shamed. So I've written message here with the wax crayon and I'm just dusting off a little bit of the wax that's left alone with another brush. This is so useful if you want to give like secret messages in cards. And it will be such a fun activity to do. So just added a little bit of water and I'm just dabbing a bunch of colors on this. So you can see what I've written there. I just love how each color just bleed and blend into one another, creating its own colors. Allow how, where the color is. Not in my control, but it just flows freely intuitively direction at once. And I just loved that. So this is the message that I wrote. So I hope you loved this activity. I hope you love this technique with crayons. And you have so much funding this trust me. Please do share your worksheets and your wonderful art that you create using this technique with me in the project window below. Thank you so much for watching this class can lead to see you in the next time. 12. Techniques: Double loading brush art: Hello everybody, welcome again. This technique we're going to learn how to load your press using watercolor. So I'm just using a very simple size six brush. And I also have a dagger brush. So you could use both kinds of rashes also any kind of brush. But I like these brushes. I'm just going to wet my paints and picking up a little bit of lemon yellow, trying to blend it on my palette. And once I'm done with this sufficient amount of lemon yellow equally on my paintbrush. I'm going to just pick up a little bit of green at the tip of my paintbrush. And I'm just going to paint this leaf, drag the belly of my brush down, and bring it back to the tip. And you can see how beautifully the two colors have blended with each other. And you have a perfect, perfectly beautiful leaf, a double shaded leaf mixed in it's own kind, in its own unique way. And this is a close-up view of it. So this is what it looks like. You guys have another class on how to paint leaves. You could check that out as well. Till the next leaf, I've used a little bit of red instead of the green. And you can see that even this looks so beautiful. He could even see the colors on the paintbrush where you have yellow and this kind of reddish orange all over it. Let's try blue. But when you're doing this, if you use too dark colors, you're not gonna see much difference. But if you try to use like a lighter shade and maybe darker one, then you'd see a perfect blend. But it totally depends on what you want to paint along with. I'm just practicing and playing around with different colors to show you how this works. So remember first digestate the first coloring into all your brush, just as I'm gonna do here, I'm just picking up some Indian yellow and this dabbing off if there's excess water on my tissue. And I'm going to pick up some green maybe at the tip of my brush. And I'm going to paint this beautiful leaf. So if you dab off some of the water, you're going to get a very mild blend. And if you just go ahead with a lot of that water from the first dip, then you're going to have a very big mix like we've seen earlier in the first attempt. So this is exactly how you double load your paintbrush. And the more you practice it, the more you get it. And you get to create these really cool patterned and it looks so beautiful. So I'm getting a little bit of yellow and pink and I'm trying to just go maybe a straight line to show you how it blend. How I can paint till colors in one stroke from one paint brush. And, and just pick up some more pink trying to get those leaves. So always easier to find leaves with a dagger brush. I also like to call it a leaf brush because it's so easy to paint leaves with it. And it also looks like one. So these are the different kinds of shades and colors there one can use to paint using a double load. I hope you enjoyed this video. Thank you for watching. 13. Techniques: Creating textures with plastic: Hello everyone. In this class you're going to learn how to work with plastic, paper and water color. So I have some plastic just thrown around my house like this plastic base game from the book that I bought DS1 to wet my paints before I use them, I just have a tail spray spray them. I'm mixing up some olive green and some black to give a nice dark shade. So let's begin by painting that on the paper. You want to make sure that the first layer is still wet before you add the plastic flavor to it. So I'm gonna give it a nice darkish to light green shade. I want to create some darker corners in some later places. So you have a good texture. I'm going to add some yellow even. Just to create more fun and cool effect. You could add as many colors as you would like. Make sure that not too much water's boiling. But if it is, you can always blend it up with your tissue paper. So you need kind of like a light show and just like that. And you get your plastic wrap, just place it over it and kind of lay, just squeeze it in some places. So it gets stuck and create kind of different textures. While looking at that, that looks so beautiful. So when you use do different colors, it gives an even better look. So I'm going to just leave this there for it to dry. And now that it's all dry, I can begin to lift up this plastic Paper. You can see that it's so easy to lift it off. Just like that. You can really fun and cool textures. This is a close-up of it. And it's absolutely stunning. I love this areas that light and you have these kind of marbling, kind of textures. So I'm gonna try using a plastic wrap. So this is a different kind of plastic. And this one gives different kind of effect. As you can see that it's very stretchable and when you squeeze it, it remains in that place. Well, I do not recommend you going and buying plastic just for this technique. I'm just using the first day that my watercolor books and you know, my pain too wrapped up in. So if you have any plastic laying around the house, just make art with it. So I'm gonna try using this technique with the strategic and of plastic paper. So I have a pink kind of layout behind that with a little bit of purple. So this plastic grab, it really takes a lot of time to stake. And I prefer the other plastic. Well, because this wouldn't stick onto the wet paint and it was a little troublesome. But let's see what kind of textures it would create. This is what it looks like with the sticky wrap. This looks so much like, I don't know, it just reminds me of jelly. I don't know why. So this is a different kind of texture and you can write any kind of message on it. I'm just using my brush pen to write a single word on this beautiful background. And I hope you have an amazing time creating lovely textures using this technique. Thank you so much for watching. 14. Techniques: Coffee Watercolour: Hello everybody. Today we are going to be painting with some coffee Vita. That's right. So coffee father has almost a similar rules as watercolor. So I thought why not just add this in here? Because it's so much fun. So I'm using the instant coffee pot. I'm not using the filter coffee powder. That coffee pot I will be using while I'm painting the coffee project work in another video. So you can see that a friend's between world. So when you use the instant coffee, kinda blends and easily with the water. So you could make different kinds of grids of color depending upon how much water you add. So this is what it looks like. So you could keep washing it off with your paintbrush. I'm not using my regular watercolor paint brush. I'm using a separate brush for this because I don't really know how it would react with my paintbrush. So far. I think it doesn't cause much damage. But just to be safe. So this is what the color looks like. You could go over it to create different kinds of shades depending upon the amount of coffee parlor concentration. So I'm just going to create some random textures just to show you how good it looks. Do check out the project video for the coffee technique. It's so much fun. We will be making a coffee card. If you have friends who are coffee lovers, they would love it so much. If you would paint them something with coffee. I love coffee and I am just so relaxed as I paint this because I can get the smell of coffee while I'm doing this BCE. And it's just so perfect. This looks like a desert island that I painted there. You could even do florals with this. He could basically paying anything with this. And when it dries off, it, it dries up pretty good and it's not too sticky. It's just normal like every other watercolor. You'll get the hang of it the more you practice. Imagine what a floral wreath would look like. That's main just out of coffee. Now that a treat. So you could also just lighten up this color where adding more water and you're going to get a perfect gradient. I hope you loved this and I hope you are enjoying yourself painting this. Please share your work with me. I love, love, love, love to see it in the project window. Just remember that nothing has to be perfect as long as you have fun with it. It's awesome. So this is my beautiful Coffee. Desert eagles say, I am having so much fun with this. I'm going to draw like a little stuck for that pretty coffee flower. And we are done. Thank you so much for watching. I can't wait to see your work. Have a great day. 15. BONUS CLASS 1 : Paint a simple FLOWER: Hello and welcome everybody. In this class you're going to learn how to paint a basic flower. Let's begin. I'm going to start off with a dark brown trying to make lines filled with brown paint. So you can see that it's still wet and it's going to be easy. When I drag this little dot down into bed, into the petals, this brown paint is going to flow into this petals, just bleeding a little bit to make it look beautiful. So I have my pink paint and I'm going to start off with the similar technique, just like the leaves just start off with the tip of my paintbrush and just drag the way down and try to create a bit of negative space in between each petal is to keep it natural and beautiful. But also try to add a bit of lines. You could also just turn the book tours which to which side is comfortable for you? Like, I don't want to mess up my petals from the other side. So sometimes I like to turn the Drawing Book towards the side that is most comfortable for my hand. You could even do a multi-colored flower. And this is so easy and it's, so, it's so amazing and relaxing to just do this. I just loved to make it look a bit rough and not so perfect on each petal. And just try to keep the petals look a little bit similar, but not too much, not too perfect. Just playing around with it and relaxing while you do it. You can see the little bit of brown leading into the bedroom, which is so perfect. And that's exactly what I wanted it. Not too much, but just a little bit. So I'm just going to add a little bit more brown so it bleeds into the bed. Just trying to make things a bit brighter. You could say. Now we go on to the details. I'm just gonna take a little bit of pink, a little bit more, maybe a darker shade, and just try to make some rough winds on the petals. It doesn't have to be perfect. Just make a little bit of shadows and textures. So while it looks so pretty. And finally, I'm going to add a little bit of black to the center of the flower to just finish it off and give it a little bit of a dark center to create some kind of depth. And just look at that. It's done. Thank you for watching. 16. BONUS CLASS 2 : Paint expressive LEAVES: Hello and welcome to this class. Today we are going to learn how to paint simple watercolor leaves. So all you need to do is use the tip of your paintbrush, drag the belly of the brush down and comeback to the tip. It's as simple as that. And you're going to have a beautiful green leaf. Let's try the same thing again. You could even move the brush sideways with the same procedure. I'm starting off with a tip dragging the belly and ending with the tip. You can also paint a single stroke leaf. And this looks just as perfect as the other leaf. The best part about the first leaf I bended was you don't even have to draw. It wins because you left us a median line by just leaving a negative space in the leaf. So that's good enough. But I do love the single stroke leaves a lot. Sometimes a little bit of the water pools in the middle of the leaf to create different kinds of textures. If you do not like that effect, you can always blot that water out or just reduce the amount of water that you loaded in your paint brush. To give a smooth look. It's good to paint leaves pointed in different directions to give it a more natural, organic look. Tomorrow you practice this, the easier it gets and it's so relaxing to do this. I try my best not to go over the leaf once I've painted it, because it looks not desirable to me. I tried to complete it in a single stroke, which makes it more easier and cooler. You could add different shades and different colors, mix them up. Leaves are always the most easiest, simplest, and the most eye-catching thing you could ever pinned. Practice makes perfect. The more you practice this movement of your brush, the easier it's going to get. And you're going to just flow with painting leaves. It does not all have to look in the same shape and relief is different. Just don't feel pressure to make it look in the same shape. Every leaf could look like it's blowing in a different angle. You could even draw a tiny little leaves like this with just a single stroke from your brush. So that's it for all the leaves. Now coming to the details. So when you're drawing winds, its way important to drawings that are not straight, like just lines, but cold winds would make the leaves look more flexible and like it's more real and looks more beautiful compared to drying winds which look like that. So you don't want like straight lines like that, but curved, beautiful lines just like that. So your leaves look so natural and beautiful. I'm using a darker shade of green for my leans. You could also use white wins for darker and brighter leaves. And you could use different kinds of colors, like even read, depending upon what leave you on a paint. So this is the tutorial for the leaves. Hope you enjoyed it. I can't wait to see you in the next class. 17. BONUS CLASS 3 : Paint 3 different TREES: Hello everybody. In this class we will be learning how to paint a simple trees. So let's begin. The first three we're going to learn is very simple and so easy. You just need to make a straight line and start off from either sides by just flicking your brush to it each side. So you can do this and gradually increase the strokes. Make them long as they go down. So you get that almost pyramid kind of shape for the tree. So once you're done with, I decide you could go over it with a darker shade of green to give it some shadow effect in some highlights, you want to leave a little bit of negative space in between so that it's not too crowded and clumped up. So I'm gonna go over it with some darker paint, as I said earlier. So this looks really beautiful land, so simple. And you're done with your tree. So the next tree we're gonna do, We're gonna start off again with the same step just by drawing a straight line. So this tree is a little bit more time-consuming. So you start off by making a small curve or a branch and then go over it with some random dots and shapes to create tiny little leaves. You don't have to be perfect with this, but try to increase the length of your branch every time you go to the next step. So as the branches go lower down, you increase the length of it. So you get the beautiful kind of pyramid sort of shape of the tree. So you could add tiny little lines in between. You don't have to be too perfect, but just try to be free flowing with this tree. And you done with your beautiful tree. The third tree we're going to draw is a really cute tree. And this is my favorite kind of tree. You just take a whole lot of paint and just dab, dab, dab, and try to bring it to the shape that you like. So I'm going to add a little bit of water and not add too much paint. So the second half of it, I'm just going to add water and try to drag some of that color down from the first bit. And I'm going to finish it off with some dark green on the edges. And you can see how quick and easy this tree is. Imagine doing this in different kinds of colors. You can mix a little bit of yellow and green. This tree would look so beautiful and just look so lashes and so evergreen. So that's it for your trees. These are just three simple trees that I like to paint. I hope you enjoyed this class and if you want to create landscapes on this, please do so and use any of the techniques in this class take but in the project work. And please feel free to share even your worksheet and your project seeds in the project window below. Thank you for watching this video. Much love. 18. Project 1 : Popsicles: Hello my friends. In this video, I'm going to teach you how to paint beautiful popsicles. And this project work is gonna be so much fun and I can't wait to see your work. This is using the blending technique. So let us start. So I'm going to just start off by making a rough shape with some yellow paint. And then I'm going to use an oil pastel to just block out some white spaces to show the light. So when you paint on it, the paint SNARK gonna go on but AVR, so it makes it much easier to paint and it's so much fun to do it. It's almost similar to using masking fluid, as I mentioned earlier. You could use that or this or any Korean just to leave the negative space, are Tom just going to randomly add different colors and just watch them blend into each other. I might just add some green and pink. Create like a rainbow colored popsicle. While look at that. That looks so juicy. It looks so good. Wow. So once I'm done with that, I'm going to just allow the paint to flow into each other. I just want to perfect the outline a bit. You can go ahead. You can just feel free to go ahead and not worry if the green goes over the pink. Just close with the paint and just do as you like. And where do you feel like this is such a fun exercise? It's such a fun project. I just can't wait to see the different kinds of popsicles you will create with this, the different kinds of colors. You can also paint little flowers on edX, little bees coming to it, and butterflies and whatnot. You can make a fruit popsicles. There's so many things you could do with this. So I just love how the colors blend into each other. As you can see in the first popsicle, I just added a little bit of water drop. So I just dropped a little bit of white on it while it was still wet to create that, you know, that kind of story kind of effect on the policy goals. So to finish it off, I'm just going to add a little bit of wooden stick down, just going to mix it up a little bit of brown. And while there looks so delicious, doesn't it? So this is like so addictive and he just can't start painting particles seriously. I'm going to do another one, and this one is going to be like a lemon green kind of popsicle. I'm just gonna go straight right in and painted. This is such a fun activity to do. And maybe I'm going to add a little bit of green, like a lime Popsicle. Well, I've looked at those two colors. It looks so bright, so beautiful. I just loved to watch it blend in. A very, very simple, very, very simple. All you need is a white crayon. Even if you don't have a crayon, It's okay, just don't paint those areas or you could just paint it and then go over it with maybe An Aykroyd beans or maybe a white marker. But I prefer using a crayon because there's so much fun to do. I'm sure you will be having a crayon. And let's finish it off with a wooden stake at the bottom are just so cute. Again, this, I think the yellow and green one is my favorite. It looks just so lemon zest in like self fresh. So these are the popsicles and I'm so excited, I can't wait to see the wonderful popsicles you guys are going to create. Please do share them in the project window below. Thank you for watching. 19. Project 2 : Salty Landscape: Hello everyone. In this class we're going to create this beautiful project using salt. So let's create a lovely landscape. Let's start off by painting a simple rectangle using the purple paint that I have. You want to make sure that this is nice and even and wet while he's still the icon, wait to see your create lovely skies just like this. I'm just trying to extend this rectangular little bit more so I'll have more space because I'm planning to draw a couple of different things down there. So let's make it a nice big rectangle first. You want to make sure that no areas are dry and it's all evenly spread out. You could also use different colors. It does not necessarily mean that you have to use jazz Passover. He could use any kinds of colors that you like. So I'm going to create some dark spaces for maybe clouds. And I'm going to just go for it and start sprinkling my part itself. So who answered them? You just did allow it to dry and just brush it off with a nice thick brush. Or you could just use your hand to just scrape off those places where the solid does not come off. And you're going to have a beautiful valley, starry sky. So I'm going to finish off this landscape by adding some of those beautiful leaves on the trees. You could also check out the other class, the bonus class that I updated, which gives you a nice detailed explanation on how to paint really simple trees. So I'm going to finish off this by adding some beautiful black trees and mix a little bit of black and purple for this. You could also even make this more amazing by first layering it out with some blurry trees as I showed you earlier and the wet on wet technique. But if you don't want to do that, you could just go straight right in with the wet on dry technique as I'm doing right now over here. I just love the idea of creating beautiful stars in the sky. I'm not going to stick with just one kind of tree. I'm going to go ahead with it and paint a whole lot of different other trees. So you can see there are two kinds of trees right there. Just going to play around with this hill and create a different set of landscape here. Just going with my imagination. Nothing special. I'm sure you guys would love this. And I can't wait to see the landscapes you would create fear free to play around with your own imagination and even add your own kind of trees. And this is think about it, this landscape starting to look more like a snowy night. Don't think so. So you could also use this salt to create a snowy night, a starry night, and sometimes even cloud. If you just clump up the salt instead of sprinkling it, it's going to create like different kinds of clouds. So I'm going to finish it off with some birds were there decide. You could also add some highlights on the trees to make it stand out a bit. I'm using a little bit of dark, darker shade of black to just give it a little bit of life. In definition. We're going to add a little bit more trees over here just to fill up that empty space. Maybe I'll add a little one here as well. In purple. This looks so beautiful and lonely. I absolutely love it. Maybe highlighting the birds a bit. Could even add more trees ranging all the way across the entire rectangle. Or you could just add a single tree. Now I'm painting a huge moon with some white paint. You could also use wash for the white moon. And we are done. I can't wait to see your snowy night art projects. Thank you so much for watching. 20. Project 3 : Coffee Cup card: Hey guys. So in this class are going to be using coffee to paint a coffee cup. So let's begin. So I have my coffee pot on my paints ready, but I'm using the filter coffee this time, not like I used the instant coffee because I'm want to show you the difference between both the coffee powders. So I'm going to start off by drawing two rough circle that I just want to outline my coffee cup before I start. So I'm adding the handle and I'm just going to call really soft over this paper because I don't want my pencil lines to be seen over the beans. So you want to do this very lightly and not make too many dark lines while you sketch it. I think I want to do a coffee cup with a saucer. Maybe that we just erase that and just go over it again. Since gonna be such a fun project, if you have any friends who allow coffee, you should totally paying them a coffee cup card. So the idea behind this is we are going to be adding like real coffee powder inside the coffee cup. Let's do it. You could also have a coffee cup for inspiration next year. And right now while I'm drawing this, I am drinking some coffee. So feeling very inspired, feeling the coffee lowers vibe. So I think I've got my cup ready. I'm going to just spread this coffee powder with some water. And I'm going to begin by painting a little bit of blue. I got this lovely sky blue mixture by mixing it with a bit of white. And I want to outline that saucer with this blue paint. So I'm going to go for a very bluish kind of coffee cup. You could do it in different colors. Again, the color combination is totally up to you. You don't have to do it in the same colors that I'm doing it. So I just want to spread out this color. I don't want to do it or make it. So even I just want it to be a little bit abstract and a little not too perfect. I hope you know what I mean. So I want to leave a little bit of negative space in between. Like a really rough kind of abstract painting. So as you can see that one side of it is blue and the other one is a little lighter blue. I want to just add a little bit of dark between today's corner of the cup so that it looks like it has some shadow. So I'm gonna go with that with some dark blue and mix it up a bit. So as you can see, since the painting is still wet, it's so much easy to just add your paint and blend it in. Just remember that if there's too much white on your painting, you can always, always blot off you're being brash with the tissue paper and then painted. So I use one to my brush in the water and just rub this damping brush on, I decide to blend in those colors. So we are going to slowly work our way up into this painting. I know it doesn't look much now, but it will better as it goes. So I'm going to paint the cup now with a little bit of grayish kind of blue and a red shade of blue. So I want the color to be more visible on this side where there's no shadow. So I'm gonna give this side a lighter blue, and I want to be careful not to touch the black because that's still wet and then you're going to have some black bleeding into the cup so you don't want that. But even if it happens, you could always dab your brush off in the tissue paper and just blurt it out. So this is the highlight that it was going for in the cup. I went one side of it to be like super blue and the other side to be kind of like a light grayish kind of blue. So I'm just dabbing off that excess black. And I'm going to add a top layer to show the rim of the cup. So this is me blotting off the bleeding black again. This happens quite frequently with watercolor. You always have some color bleeding into the other and, you know, he just blotting enough so it's always good to have a tissue paper with you at all times. So I'm going to get a little bit of blue on the other side. For the rim. I am absolutely in love with this blue. I just love these blue and ceramic white kind of cups, you know, and they just look so ancient kinds of classes. You could say. I'm going to color the hand, kind of Greece, kind of blue. And just go ahead and try to spread this color and blend it out into the cup. So you can see that I'm not going for perfection. I'm just doing a very abstract, like a very playful kind of coffee cup. So I think that looks pretty good. I want to add a little bit more black over here to really make that shadow to stand out. And then I'm going to dip my brush into some water and just try to blend those colors out. Yes, that looks good. So I don't want to go over those negative whitespaces. I think that's the whole point of the painting that it has a little bit of imperfections here and there. And that's what I love the most about it. It's going to highlight this room once again, and we're going to add tiny little hat on it just to show there's some designs on the carbon adding a little bit of dark kind of ink blue with the tiny little huts around this cup, just to give it some character. Now that I'm almost done with the rim. This one a blended in and just perfect it. You can just keep perfecting it as you work with it and it gets beautiful. Family do it. I'm using the pencil just to make some rough outlines on it. Like I said, I wanted to look really abstract and really just like a rough kind of bending. Now that it added the ventilation to look so good. You can even use like a microwave band. But I just wanted to use the pencil for this one. And now I'm going to add the coffee mixture that we, that we mixed earlier. This is a filter coffee one. So you can see that the coffee is not really dissolved into the water. That is why I said it's better to use an instant coffee. So I'm just going to let those greens stay on that cup. And how beautiful it smells while. So I'm going to add a little bit more coffee, a little thicker mixture. That looks so good and it smells amazing. So you could even write a lovely coffee court at the side. I'm just making some quick squiggly lines here and there, just to make it look completely imperfect. And I'm just splashing a bit of coffee at the side. Absolutely. Ca N'T wait to see how you would create this. Do share it in the project window below, guys, I would love to see your work. Finish it off with. I love coffee. That looks amazing. Thank you so much for watching. 21. Project 4 : Loose Floral design: Hello everyone. In this class, I'm going to teach you how to paint a beautiful floral design and how we can use the techniques that we have learned to make this work. So to start off, I'm just going to make small little stamps of burnt sienna for the center of the flower. And I'm going to drag that down with my paint brush with a little bit of Bt orange. The petals all don't have to look the same. You could just allow them to take almost a similar shape, but not exactly perfect. So I love that the brown leaves a little bit into these petals. And I'm not really counting the number of petals around five to six should be good. And this one and dark in the center. To give it a better definition. I'm going to do the same thing for the second flower. You could also add different kinds of colors to these lovers. Air you could add think you could even have blue flowers or even green flowers. Why not? So I love when the burnt sienna flows into the battles. So you have a really cool bleeding kind of effect. And then it blends into the peachy color and gives a very beautiful natural look to the flowers. So I'm gonna just add a little bit highlights to those negative whitespaces in the battles. And I'm going to be doing the same thing for the third flower, but I'm going to be adding a different color to this. So I'm going to make this more pinkish. And I'm going to do the same thing by dragging it down, dragging the belly of the brush down to create these beautiful, lovely petals. I'm going to leave a bit of white negative space in each petal just to make it look really natural and organic. I'm going for a bit of a loose floral kind of looks. I'm just going to be adding three flowers here and I'm just gonna go straight right in with a bit of sap green for the leaves. You could also play around with the green shade by adding an olive green or even mixing it up with a bit of yellow and maybe even black and dark green to create different kinds and shades of green. So what I'm doing with these leaves is really simple. I'm just using the tip of my paintbrush and I'm dragging the belly of the brush down and lifting it backup. So the more you practice painting leaves, the easier it gets. I have also added a bonus class on how to paint leaves. Do check that class out before you begin this project. He could also make a rough pencil sketch in order to position where you need your florals to be and where you want your leaves to me. You could also just make a rough sketch around the whole design. So it'll be easier to guide you with where the florals and where the leaves would be. This makes your work so much easier. I'm just going to go around and try to keep painting these light green leaves and see how I can position them and try to like fill up the empty spaces. I don't want the left to look like it's overworked. So I just want to balance out both sides of the painting. And also maybe I'll add a little bit of leaves here. Tiny little ones just to fill up the entire space. So this looks so pretty for a card design or maybe a new workbook or a calendar design. I'm just going to go over these light green with some dark green leaves just to give it more layers and make it look more beautiful and stand out. So while we do this, we are practicing the layering technique basically. So the first layer of leaves are completely dry and I'm going to go over it with a darker shade of leaves. So this is the layering process. So you can see that it looks so good at the moment I added those dark green leaves. The whole thing just stand out right away. Try not to overdo too much of the dark green, but just, you know, go besides all the light green leaves and not cover up the whole leaves behind it. But maybe you can go a little bit already. Don't be scared to do that. Just feel free and go with the flow. Keep pausing and looking at your painting and seeing if, if it looks good. If you need to add a little bit more leaves on the left or on the right side. Just try to balance out the whole thing. I could also imagine this with maybe a bunch of blue florals and maybe even adding on some fruit to it. Maybe you can make a lemon kind of floral design. And we'd look so beautiful. Thing about leaves and layering is it's just the most perfect thing. Can you see? I'm just trying to add the dark leaves in the spaces between each light green leaf. I'm not going completely over it. Now we can add some finishing touches to the florals. I'm just adding a little bit of black to the center. Suggest, you know, make it stand out and make it look more defined. You could also add a bit of wins to the petals. I'm using a little bit of darker shade of pink to add these wins to the pedal. Now the here I'm using a little bit of burnt sienna and mixed with a little bit of pink in orange. Just to get that beautiful PT kinda look. And I'm adding some wins on these foreigners as well. I think just some curved lines on them look so good. Just going to sprinkle a bit of green paint on the sides. Decimate, good luck really loose and a mid my abstract. And I'm going to add some wanes to the light leaves. You could also add these winds on the darker leaves. And you could even use white gouache to do that. It will look so beautiful. Thing about using white watercolor paint is it always tends to become a bit dial one to dry. So it's better to use gouache for it. As you can see that I have not added weight to all of the leaves. I've just added a few of them here in there. You could add it to all of them if you'd like as well. There's no problem, there are no rules. So I hope you enjoyed this class and don't forget to share your work in the project window below. Thank you so much for watching and have a lovely day. 22. Project 5 : Bookmarks & CONCLUSION: Hello my friends. In this session, we are going to be working with some really cool bookmarks and let's learn how to make them. So to start off, I'm Lynn and get some paper that is a 130 GSM watercolor paper. I'm just going to fall it into a rectangle and I'm going to fold it over again so I can cut it into two pieces. It's okay if you don't have a scissor sometimes you can just tear it off. Just like that. I would like my bookmarks to have a rough guide of Ed. So I'm just gonna go straight right in and just rip that off like that. I'm not going to be using my scissors. So you could fall it into half and also do like to shot kind of mini bookmarks. Like you can see the God behind the book. You can make smaller ones like that, or you could just make really long ones like this. So I'm going to start off with this. We'll be using a very simple technique. So I will just be blotting out some paint and mixing them and blending them together to create a nice pattern and a nice patch of color. And over that, once it dries, we will be painting over it and drawing some kind of leafy structure over it. So I'm just making patties of different colors, a little bit of yellow, orange, and red. And I just want to blend this in really well. If you want, you could also sprinkle bit of salt to give it that beautiful, you know, that kind of faecal look. Or you could even write your code in a wax crayon and then paint over it. But I think I'm just going to keep it really simple. I'm just going to use the water drop technique that we learned earlier. Or you could even use the soap water to create really cool textures. So right now I'm just playing around with different kinds of textures. And as you can see that a bunch of water is just pulling around at the end of the card. And I'm going to just try and lift that with my tissue paper. Just going until the car a little bit and just blot off the excess water that's flowing down at the corner of the cat. So you can see that this looks like a lovely oranges, kinda yellow, sunny kind of effect. And maybe I would add a little bit more textures here in there to decenter just to brighten this corner up. And I'm going to just add a little bit more drops. Did, and I'm going to enlarge the first bookmark to dry. This is the second one that I'm going to try. I've given it a wet layer of water and I'm just dropping on some of the pink paint over it. Trying to spread out this pink color. And thinking about what are the things in what other colors I could add on this. You guys could even add in beads, in glitter onto your bookmarks. But I'm just making a very plain one. I'm going to add some blue, some olive green, trying to blend in and mix up all those colors and just create something very random and abstract, very strange kind of mix of colors. So adding a little bit more pink to this corner. And it looks so natural and beautiful. Now I'm going to just get my tissue paper and try and block out some of that color. You want to do this again before the layer completely dries out. So I'm making a nice abstract kind of stamped bookmark. You could even cut out this bookmark in a heart shape and or in any kind of shape that you like. What? I'm just going to leave it like that. I just love patches of abstract paint. Just like that. Sooner I'm gonna use my cam Lynn black brush pen to just draw some pretty leaves. I'm just going to start off by drawing a curved kind of stem. Yeah, just like that. And I want to add some tiny little maybe leaves over it. So the leaves are much easier when you use the brush pen, but I love using my paintbrush. You can also just paint over some black leaves. Just to keep it simple. I will just doing it with a brush pen. You could also even being some golden leaves over this. And I think Google would look better with a darker background. But golden leaves us so beautiful. So just keep looking at it. Like I said, even while you're painting, just stop. Take a moment and look at your painting and see if, you know you're pleased with it, with what it looks like, if it's enough or you need to add more stuff here and there. And I'm so excited if you guys make bookmarks, do share them in the project window. I would love, love to see your abstract designs. I'm so excited. I just can't wait to see the number of projects and the different kinds of projects that is going to come out from this class. Don't feel pressured to do all the projects in the class, but take your time to choose what project you really love and do that. But if you want to do everything, please go ahead and do everything that would be so amazing. And do try out all the techniques and work with it and just have fun doing it. If you're not having fun is no point in doing anything that are distinct in beautiful. Just have fun, just relax and enjoy yourself. So this is my leafy bookmark. And let's see. We're going to paint on the other one. He can see how beautifully this pinkish, olive green kind of blue pattern has dried out. I'm going to try and Dino being a little bit of tiny little flowers over this bookmark. So don't be too complicated when you're doing this. Just think simple ideas, Think simple ideas and have fun. That's the goal of it. So I'm just basically starting off with the black dot and I'm just going around it with some land and going all read with another batch of lanes. Just look at it and see if you think it's enough. If you want to just fill off some of the places which are empty, you could also do that. I want to draw some of these flowers that are flying up in the air, even, you know, just loose ones that are learned connected to the stem. If you want, you could even being a rose on your bookmark. Just be free and just do what you feel like. You could even write a code on it or write your name on it. I just love creating different kinds of patterns and textures and just letting, you know, my mind, just flow out and do what it likes, just being free and having no rules and just loving it. So I might draw a little bit of half flavors with just a few petals. Just trying to fill up the empty gaps. I think I'll add a little bit more down there, like some unfinished fallen down and fill it up with some tiny little black dots here and there. I'm pretty sure you guys are gonna make our sound designs or your bookmark. So the idea is just to create a really fun background texture and then go over it with your brush pen or your micro depends and create lovely designed. So what I'm gonna do to complete the bookmark, which is optional, is I'm going to be adding some Rubin's do it. So I have quite a huge Rubin, right? That the golden toad lineages try and fix that in. I'm going to try and puncture a hole into this bookmark as well. I'm just bending it slightly and I'm just cutting like a V-shape on it. So it would be neat. And there you go you how your tiny little hole through which you can add the ribbons. So I'm going to start off by trying to add this really huge revenue if he had tiny one that better, but I didn't have quite a few tiny ones. I just had a few. So I'm using this big, gigantic ribbon. So it looks really dramatic and so loud. Let me just tie that into a knot and try to maybe go over it again. I did another not over it. And it's so cute that there have been kind of, you know, curves up like that at the end. Just want to make those goals bomb named and you have it. It's so cute, they look like bunny ears. So I found a tiny little baby Rubin and I'm going to be adding that, do the orange bookmark. So this looks super cute as well. You could even add a little boy to it. Perfect. So I hope you loved this bookmark guys. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed this entire class. Please do share your work with me, tag them on my Instagram, and let me know what you think about it again. So have fun with this class, have so much fun, and just stay happy. Keep smiling. Thank you so much again for watching and I can't wait to see your work. So guys, remember that perfection is not what we're looking for. We are just looking for some good fun. Be creative, stay creative, and stay happy. Have a very colorful day. Cia.