Easy Color Theory for Watercolor: a beginner's guide | Luli Reis | Skillshare

Easy Color Theory for Watercolor: a beginner's guide

Luli Reis, #ArteQueFloresce

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8 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. The color wheel

    • 4. Class project

    • 5. Color schemes

    • 6. Hue, value & saturation

    • 7. Mixing neutral colors

    • 8. Final thoughts

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About This Class

Colors can be intimidating sometimes, can't them? A simple color can change the whole vibe of a painting for good – and for bad. But fear no more! In this class we're gonna break down the basics of color theory so it becomes easy and fun to understand. Also, you will create your own color wheel as a project for this class!


Color Theory is a really useful tool when working in areas such as fine arts, illustration, design and marketing. Please keep in mind that I will be sharing my own subjective experience and also giving some tips and tricks I learned along the way of my watercolor journey. This class is focused on watercolor medias and its visual appeal. It is intended for beginners and anyone who is curious about color mixing.


What we will cover:

  • The color wheel and its colors;
  • What are primary, secondary and tertiary colors;
  • Warm/cool colors;
  • Color Schemes – Analogous, Complementary and Triadic colors
  • Hue, Value & Saturation.


Don’t hesitate in commenting and sharing your project the class, so me and your classmates could see and comment!