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Easy Watercolor Fast Food

teacher avatar Daniela Mellen, Artist & Author

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Lessons in This Class

18 Lessons (1h 11m)
    • 1. Class Intro

    • 2. Class Supplies

    • 3. Using the Template

    • 4. Testing Markers

    • 5. Lesson # 1 Hamburger

    • 6. Lesson #2 French Fries

    • 7. Lesson #3 Taco

    • 8. Lesson #4 Fried Chicken

    • 9. Lesson #5 Ice Cream Cone

    • 10. Lesson# 6 Pink Smoothie

    • 11. Lesson #7 Popcorn

    • 12. Lesson #8 Hot Dog

    • 13. Lesson #9 Cold Drink

    • 14. Lesson #10 Pizza (Edited)

    • 15. Bonus Class! Frosted Donut

    • 16. Bonus Class! Onion Rings

    • 17. Class Wrap Up

    • 18. Behind the Scenes: Makings of a Journal Page

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About This Class

About This Class

Join me to create ten watercolor images of classic fast food.

This class is geared towards watercolorists with a focus on loose brush strokes and line art. We will create outlines using sketches made from images in the downloadable Easy Watercolor Fast Food Templates. Then, we will trace the images with waterproof permanent markers. Lastly, we will add bold colors and loose brush strokes to create images indicative of class fast food images. Included are lessons for:

  1. Hamburger
  2. French Fries
  3. Taco
  4. Fried Chicken Drumsticks
  5. Ice Cream Cone
  6. Pink Smoothie
  7. Box of Popcorn
  8. Hot Dog
  9. Cold Drink
  10. Slice of Pizza

There are also bonus lessons for:

  1. Frosted Donut
  2. Onion Rings
  3. The Making of an Art Journal Page

Special thanks to Lori Hill for the class suggestion.

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Daniela Mellen

Artist & Author


I'm an artist and author living in coastal Florida and surrounded by plants, animals, marine life, and the warm sun - all things that inspire me.

I am drawn to creating things and love to get lost in projects. Each day is a opportunity to learn something new, build on existing skills, and branch out to new ones. I was formally trained as a educator which is my passion and incorporating art into teaching makes my life complete.

I upload art classes every Friday, here on Skillshare. You'll see handmade books, memory keeping, watercolor, acrylic paint, unique art supplies, and photography composition. Thanks for joining me and I look forward to seeing your work.

Check out my blog for additional info on my website danielamellen.com or my YouTube Channel for additional c... See full profile

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1. Class Intro: welcome to my skill share class. I'm painting easy watercolor, fast food. I'm Daniella Melon and author and artist. Today's class tackles 10 separate water color images of classic old time fast food. We'll use watercolor paints and basic supplies to complete our images. Each image is created using its own lesson, which offers you lots of small classes within the entire class. I've included a three page downloadable template that you can print out and uses a stencil to sketch your images. I show a few suggestions on ways to modify the images as well. We'll start with the basics sketch, then trace over the classic shapes with a permanent waterproof marker. Then we will use lots of striking colors and lots of loose strokes to create images that are indicative of classic fast food. The shapes air simple. The colors are bold and the images are fun For your class Project. Paint your favorite fast food image and posted in the project section of this class. You can also post it on instagram with hashtag what are color Fast food and I'll follow along. Be sure to follow me here on skill share to get notified of upcoming classes and the monthly newsletter. Thanks. Let's get started 2. Class Supplies: for our watercolor fast food supply list. You can download that in the project section of the class. We have a three page template that has all the various fast foods that will be making today . You can pick and choose. You can do them all, or just a few whatever, whatever you'd like their. And there are bonus lessons, bonus templates as well. I have a pair of scissors. I have an assortment of watercolor brushes. I have a zero a one of four and a six and these areas different manufacturers. But I like them all. I have just a mechanical pencil that I'm gonna use to lightly trace around my images and an eraser. I have a pipette, which is optional, as well as a spray bottle of Clearwater, and that's used toe wet our pigments on our palate, and I have a white gel pen for adding final touches. At the end, I have two sizes of watercolor paper, so each of the images on the template will either fit on a five by five square or five by seven square, and you could obviously alter them or increase the size or make the size smaller. according to where you'd like to put it or how you'd like to use it. And then, lastly, I just have a big vat of water. I also use some paper towels to dry up the brush, sometimes for the next chapter will discuss using the template. 3. Using the Template: When using the template, you'll download it from the project section of the class and then print it out on your computer. From there, there are a couple of ways you can use it. You can cut out whichever image you want to make a stencil to trace, or you could freehand it, using it just as a guide. Or you can get with a light box, put it underneath your paper and trace around it. You could also use if you were at a window as a light box. You could use that as well. So if you wanted to trace around this and modify it, you could modify any of the designs for the hamburger. If I would just get a free hand it and yet modify it, I would create my bun. So I just make the top shape. And again, I just use a light pencil sketch here, and I can go in and modify that as well. And then I'll create the lower bun. That kind of gives me the ultimate size that I want for my image. And then from here I can decide if I'm gonna make a double decker burger, just as is or whatever kind of burger I want. So add lettuce and I want to make a very ruffled edge and they will have maybe a tomato slice. And then I'll have my first patty. You know, make a slice of cheese melting off of that. And so they will have the first patty and then the 2nd 1 I'll do another slice of cheese. And so this is modifying the original template. So here I have my second patty, but I want to put in some lettuce so I'll make that ruffled edge again. Go back. And so from here, I'll just take a moment to really think about what I want and then I'll take a permanent marker. This is archival ink. I use a micron three, but Micron five or eight would give a thicker line, which you might like a swell, and I'll just trace around the image that I want to keep. We'll go back here and do this lettuce as well to the lower bun. I'll get the angles of the cheese while I'm doing that, and then the patty and then that slice of tomato. Now from here, I'll just take my eraser and gently erase this marks. Once the ink is dry, you can erase it. It'll be permanent. You think is wet and you erase it. You'll smear it so it doesn't take very long to dry, maybe 40 seconds, particularly on the watercolor paper, because the watercolor paper is so absorbent. So here I have the first of my drawings. I did a modified hamburger from the template, and now we'll get started painting. 4. Testing Markers: So here we have just a piece of watercolor paper, the same when we used for our illustrations. And then I have various black markers. So here's the micron marker that I recommend. It's archival ink, acid free, waterproof and permanent. And so I'll just make us a line here and I'll write the micron. I want to show you a little test of one that pigments dry or if they don't dry, how that effects, using it with watercolor. This is a zig, and this one is also our carb Archival quality pigment ink. So pigment ink takes longer to dry. Usually it needs to be heat set to be permanent. This one is an E K tools. Journaling. Pen doesn't really seem to say here what type of think it is. And I have this Faber Castell Pitt pin. It's an artist. Pen waterproof ink. This is Electra set Fine line drawing pan waterproof, non fading pigment ink. Then I just have my brush here with water. Some. They've all had a few seconds to dry. The pigment inks may take longer to dry, and you might have success if you heat set. Um, but I'm just gonna paint pigment over each one of them will see if there's any run were bleeding of the color. And so the only one that bled with this test was this Elektra set one, um, which said waterproof, non fading pigment ink. So I'm thinking that if I did it again and I Heat said it, that it might not bleed, so I'll give that a try to So same thing. Letter said Heat, I'll take a moment. He'd said it. So I just heat set that within in bossing tool. Um, that puts out heat. It makes the paper very warm. And then it will just cool toe room temperature is you leave it. We'll try this again. Open still bleeding. So I don't know what has to be done to Elektra set to make that, um waterproof, but just be cautious when you're using a permanent marker. Not all of them are exactly permanent or waterproof, so you should do a test first to see 5. Lesson # 1 Hamburger: the first image that we're gonna paint is our hamburger. So here I traced around the template with pencil. Then I went over it with a permanent marker and let that dry erase my pencil marks. And now I'll go about coloring it in. First thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna paint that patty if you modify the template to have multiple Patties. Um, just use do this technique to both of them. So this technique for painting this with watercolor is a very loose technique. We want a lot of highlights, which means a lot of white left on the paper. So I have my patty here. I'm gonna mix my color. So for my paints, I mixed coy burnt sienna and Van dyke brown with since sepia. So I'll dry off my brush, getting a somewhat fine point, mix the color, and then I'm gonna go just around the edge. Could leave a little gap on spots in between where the hamburger patty meets the cheese and the lettuce and I'm gonna try and leave a lot of white on the center as a highlight by painting loosely, we're letting the water run and dictate within the boundaries where it's going, and the idea of painting it loosely is that it gives a lot of variations in color, which gives an interesting effect in itself. So we want just enough to suggest that it's a hamburger patty without color, getting like it's a coloring book. I'll just go back in with a little of this burnt Sienna here and just drop in some of that color, too. And again, I'm leaving quite a bit of white space in the center here. Next, I'm gonna mix my color for the buns. So to sum Clearwater, I'm gonna mix a good portion of his yellow Oakar and then on the side here, I'll make some yellow Oakar with some of this brown go in with clear water and on the top of the But I want a lot of highlight, so I'll go in here with my yellow ochre mixture and with a light touch. I'll just make my outline, and then I'm gonna come in again with that yellow Oakar on the front of the bun just where it meets the lettuce, leaving white space in between for highlight. The top of the bun and the side of the bun. Then I'll go in with that second color I mixed and just drop a little color on the side. Do the same thing with the bottom, um bun and again because it's a loose painting We're not looking for precision and I'll just go in and just a little darker color on the sides Gonna turn my painting to the side Working that tomato slice Somebody going with clear water Little mix that color reddish orange So there's the red in a lot of orange And again I'm going to start from the sides and let the color bleedin on its own Turn this upside down work on the bottom layer where it meets aren't the next layer And then I'm gonna flip it 180 degrees, making a sharp point with my brush and going in here, Um, where it meets the next layer the lettuce layer. Well, let these layers dry and we'll come back and add our final layers. Hamburger. I want to work on the cheese, the lettuce in a little bit of a shadow. So for the cheese and just gonna go in there with some clear water and I'm gonna pay this cheese A little orange yellow again, I'm gonna stick to the outsides of the image and let the color bleed into the water. So there we have the cheese switch to a smaller brush the number one brush and maybe going with light green. And I'm gonna work on the lettuce. Good work on just seat exterior of the lettuce where it meets the tomato in the bun. Do that on both top and the bottom. I'm gonna go in with a darker green and a sharp brush, and I'm just gonna add a little bit of the darker green for variation in the lettuce. And that gives a much interesting, more interesting thing to look at. Gonna take my paper towel, create a slight mask on the top of the bun here, actually, just off the bun on the paper and make some dark brown on my brush. And I was gonna create some flex of texture. I hope so. I didn't really like that brush stroke, but because this is a loose painting leaking. Um, we don't have to be so precise with everything. Then I'm gonna go in with a big brush and a little bit of gray and just go underneath the hamburger here and there. We have our hamburger 6. Lesson #2 French Fries: for our fries. We're going to start by coloring the container, so I'm gonna make that a red, get a color it all with clear water. And again, I'm gonna be very loose with the painting, and I'm gonna try and create a lot of highlight in the center over here, which is the part that really bellows out. And if it's laying down on a tray, that's the part that's closest to us. So that's the part that I would like to really have the highlight showing in have a nice, rich red here it's gonna go on the outline again. I'm still trying to keep it very loose. And then I'm gonna go in with a little bit of orange, a nice rich orange as well, heavily pigmented, and drop that in. And then I'm gonna go in with a much darker red as well. Still pigmented And I'm looking at creating kind of a little Grady and a little shadow on the edges of this, uh, French fry container. So now you can see the definite layers, and I want to go in there, dry my brush a little more and pick up some more that rich red that we did at first. So it creates a nice blend. I don't want there to be a harsh line between the colors and I'll go in there, My oranges, Well, and so that just let the colors bleed that way Get a rinse off my brush And now we'll work on the fries. The fries are a really fun one to dio Very easy. So I'm gonna take my yellow here, This is a lemon yellow and I'm gonna mix it with just a little bit of this yellow orange. Then I'm gonna go over the fries, but I'm gonna treat them loosely and I'm not gonna color the entire fry. I'm gonna leave some white showing in, especially at the top of the fry and being careful not to let the yellow bleed into the red . But if it does, that's okay, too. And I want this to be really nicely, richly pigmented, so I'll go back and add pigment to my brush quite a bit. Then I'm going to switch to a smaller brush, the one and I'm gonna go in there and add some of this yellow orange to the color we already mixed in a little bit of this yellow Kara's well, and I'm just gonna pull some of that color from the base of the fry where it needs the carton up the fry. I don't do that on each one here. I have a little bit of bleeding. If I want to stop it, I'll take a paper towel and just pick it up. Absorb it and I could go back in and add some color. So now we have the variation in the yellows for the fries. We have the bright, lighter yellow, and then we have just over it. A little of this yellow orange mixed with yellow Oakar. There we have the fries, and now I just want to make a little bit of a shadow. So this is my number four brush. Gonna mix a little bit of black and teeny bit of this red, and I'm just gonna go right around here. Then I'll rinse my brush and believe this color out. Come around, continue. Got a little bit of a bleed there. So I'll go in and absorb that as much as I can. Then I'll go out and leave this color so there's no harsh lines. I wanted to be darker, closer to the actual fries, the actual subject of our image here and then just no harsh lines where it's bleeding out. So I might have to go back in with the darker color closer to the subject and then just with a clear water, blend those lines, so there's nothing harsh about it, and we'll let that dry. 7. Lesson #3 Taco: now to create the taco. We have some fun texture to create. So with clear water to go around the exterior of the taco shell and again still trying to keep the center the lightest color. And I'm just gonna wet it right now with clear water. And I'm gonna mix up a nice taco shell color. I'll use my yellow Oakar in a little this yellow orange and I'm just gonna paint around the edge, go back in, drip a little more color on the edge, clean my brush. Just put some water just around here. I'm gonna go in with my zero brush and that color be used for the show. And I'm just gonna go over here to the background where the shell is still exposed. Just like that. Take a little bit of the brown that we had left over. Just add a few little spots for a little variation. Then to work on the lettuce will take this light green still in my small brush and I'm gonna go closest to the show, leaving just a little gap between the two images Now, feeling a little bit more of that green, they'll take some water on my brush. I'm going with the darker green and even darker green and work on the lettuce here in the back. Some of it's bleeding through. Not just had a few little spots here, just for some variation. Go back in with my light green just to get a really vibrant color. And over here it let a little into the taco just dab that up and again. Since we're using a very loose image, it's just fine. Lastly, I want to add a little bit of tomato, so use some of that red color we had again leaving a lot of white exposed, not coloring in these little illustrations perfectly. And now for the taco meat. I'll go in with some of this dark brown, and I want to create variation and very organic shapes, and then I'll go in with a lighter brown. We'll let this dry and then we'll come back and add a shadow and some final elements to finish the taco. I want to add a little bit of shadow, but I also want to add some texture to the Taco show, so I'm gonna take my smallest brush here. The number one actually sent. My smallest zero is my smallest, but would take my number one brush and I'm gonna put a little water on my brush. And I'm gonna soak up some of this dark brown color. Gonna take a paper towel, can use a scrap piece of paper as well. I'm just gonna kind of go around my image here. This is just a mask to protect the page. And I'm gonna just create a little bit of drips on the taco show. The reason I use the smaller brushes that will give me smaller drips pull us down. So that's the look I wanted on the show. Gonna add a little bit with my brush a little more red here just to highlight some of this , um, tomato on the taco. And then I'm gonna go in with a little yellow Oakar. Just add a little warmth spent meat section. So now with my six brush, my dark color gonna go in and pull it just a little shadow imitating the shape of the taco . Gonna go in with clear brush and just believe those colors out. So there's no harsh lines for the shadow. It's a little bit darker closest to the subject. Just like that 8. Lesson #4 Fried Chicken: for our fried chicken to take my large brush The six. And I'm gonna go in and wet both of the little drumsticks here with clear water. And then we're just gonna believe different colors again, leaving some space of just highlights. So I'll go in there with this yellow Oakar that we heard already are used for our taco show . And I'm just gonna drop in some of the color here, letting it bleed. No harsh edges, but leaving some white spots to the actual subject here. So this is a great base color, and it provides some highlights in itself as well. Then I'm gonna make some of this color, um, this burnt sienna with a little bit of the darker brown, and I'm gonna drop some of that as well. And because it's so much darker, I'm just gonna drop it in certain spots and let it bleed and do its own thing. Then lastly, where to go in for a much warmer color will take some of this burnt sienna and mix it with a calorie previously mixed and then added in spots. I'm gonna go in with that original color that we had the yellow Oakar and just add some more to make it really vibrant in certain spots. Again, I'm leaving quite a bit of white showing through and that helps create that loose image. Then I'm gonna take some of the black and make my shadow with a little bit of that brown a little more black can that I'm just gonna go very carefully underneath the shape of the chicken with a wet brush. Just bleed that out a little bit. I don't take my small brush little that color and bring it a little closer to the chicken. And I'll do that on the top one as well. And here we have our fried chicken. 9. Lesson #5 Ice Cream Cone: for ice cream cone. We really only have two main colors will start with the base, which is the actual cone itself. And I'm coloring that in with some clear water, leaving a good support ocean of space between the cone and the ice cream, the top layer. This really saturates the paper. Then we're going with my brush and a little bit of brown taking the brown, and I'm gonna mix it with some yellow Oakar to make a soft color. But I'm gonna make a very sharp point with my brush and just go on the edge here, go around the base as well, right underneath the top of the cone here and then with my brush will make a really sharp point. But coming right to the edge of this little debate here, drop in a little more color on the side of the cone and then with my brush, make a nice point. I'm just gonna paint over the lines here, pulling the color to the sides, go switch brushes to my smaller brush my number one here, and I'm gonna mix up a light color for the, um, ice cream part I'm gonna make of vanilla. So I'm gonna paint a very light blue, and we just got a highlight areas with it. So I'm taking my water mixing in a little bit of blue in a little more water. I wanted to be just a pale color, just a really a shadow. And I'm going to start at the top here, and I'm gonna follow the outline of the ice cream, these beautiful shapes And as it dries, it'll drive much lighter than it showing here. Good. Going with a little more water on my brush just to lighten the color just a little bit more . And I'm gonna pull some color down here just to create a little variation. Little shadow. So the top players are causing a shadow on the lower layers going to turn my paper to the side. And with the brown we used for the cone on that area, we have not painted yet. Just gonna go in very delicately paint the edges first, and then just being a little shadow underneath these ice cream shapes, take my large brush here in a number six and I'm gonna take a little bit of this black, make a shadow with some water and a little bit of that brown that we used just to warm it up a bit and then underneath it, gonna follow the outline, pick up some of this pigment, and then go in there with some clear water and just blend it out a little bit. And there we have our soft serve ice cream cone. 10. Lesson# 6 Pink Smoothie: for a smoothie. I'm gonna make a berry smoothie. But you could make whatever color you'd like. I'm gonna make a very smoothly here in this part of the cup and just a little bit of whipped cream or topping on that part. So with my large brush, I'm gonna paint both areas with clear water, but leaving a definite space in this little section here, The little apron of the lid. I also want to leave a portion of this fairly dry with much lighter color for highlights. So I'll go and makes my bubble gum pink color for the color of the very smelly I'll come over here to the edges first. No, my brush with water. Just blend out those colors. Those edges now go back in with a really intense color just to create some variation. I'll even make some of this darker red. And then just following the lines of the different parts of the cup, I'll add a little bit of darker red to create a little bit of shadow there as well. And then for my top here, I want to create like a pillow in cloud of whipped cream. So I'm gonna use. Blue is the highlight with a little bit of purple mixed in to cool it down. So I already have the wet background. Kind of just trace the edges here, clean off my brush. Just blend some of these edges out, and then I want to work on gonna actually, with a clean brushes, Well, going here, this lines a little harsh. And now I just get to work on my jumbo straw paint that with clear water, and I think I'll make that a very bright green. So I go in there with light green. I'll take just a little bit of dark green to blend it out. Move that paint around, going with a little bit more of that bright green. And now you just cast a little shadow underneath the cup. Here, I'll go around the base. Just a little bit of overhang here and there. We have our smoothie 11. Lesson #7 Popcorn: for a container of popcorn. I drew a couple of little kernels on the ground. Over here is Well, so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna work on the stripes for this classic popcorn box with my large brush, the number six going with clear water. And I'm gonna paint every other stripe. Those are the ones I'm going to paint red that. I'm gonna go in with my sharp brush and some dark red. I'm gonna start at the top and just pull some color down because we wet the paper. The color should believe a little bit. And I'll do the three on the right. First go in the bottom as well. I'm gonna go in with some deeper red, um, more bright red, I should say. And I'll pull that color down even further and then pull it up to meet it. So I'm trying to create highlights in the center of the box. Lashley, I'll wash my brush, get it nice and clean, drops a more water in the center, and then I'll just pull that water so it meets both sides. I'll do the same procedure over here. Could've flipped us around. It's easier to work on, make sure my stripes her wet. - Then I'm gonna go in, clear my brush, and I'm gonna go over each kernel of popcorn with some Clearwater leaving strong boundaries in between each. So I'm really only filling in more or less the center of each kernel. Then I'm gonna go in with a bright yellow. I'm gonna go around the bottom and the side. So if I was on a clock, I'd probably be doing the 11 to 5 o'clock areas with this bright yellow. I want to make sure that color is nice and deep. And then I'll do the same thing on these kernels that are on the ground here. I switched to a smaller brush, the number one brush, and I'm gonna go in with some yellow orange. I'll mix that with a little bit of that bright yellow we had, and I'm gonna add this pigment just on top of that yellow and let the colors bleed and let it create shadows indicative of a kernel of popcorn. The key here is to get nice and bright colors. Then I'm gonna go and mix a little bit of yellow Oakar in with that color just to darken it a little loaded on my brush. I'm gonna just Sprinkle on top of the popcorn here at a little spatter in a little bit over here as well on the Colonel's my light largest brush. I'm gonna go in there with a little bit of this light gray, create a shadow, go underneath the popcorn kernels as well during my brush somewhat. Now pull that color closer to the subject. Here, the box of popcorn. It's bleeding a little, so absorb some of it up and then I'll go back in and dropped a little bit more pigment. Clean that up, soften that pigment, that shadow, and I'll do the same thing here for the colonel's there with my small brush. I'll go in, clean up my little error here with the red of the popcorn box because they're loose strokes . The little bleeding into the shadow is kind of nice. There we have a box of popcorn 12. Lesson #8 Hot Dog: to paint our hot dog on a bun. We're gonna start by painting the hot dog. Now, for this template, there's a little line for either mustard or catch up and some relish which you can change and to make a mustard or catch up. And you could make the relishing toe onions or the green relish that we're going to use. So first thing to do is might with my small brush, I'm just gonna go in there and wet the area that is the hot dog. Then I'm gonna take a little this dark red and mix it with some of this burnt Sienna, and then I'll go in there and add that color. - Then I let that layer dry a little bit and we'll work on the bun, some taking my larger brush, the number six brush. I'm gonna paint Clearwater on the bun And just like with the other fast food that we painted, I'm going to add, I'm going to leave a little area here light. So take this yellow Oakar and I'm just gonna paint a layer. You could add a little bit of this brown as well, and then I'll go in with the yellow ochre Samore gonna flip it over and work on the top here. And I want the pain to the pigment to be closest to where the relish and the layer of the hot dog are and going very light as it goes to the top of the bun. Go back in and drop a little more color, then, with a drier brush, gonna go in there with a little bit of that brown. Just add a few spots of brown as well. I'll turn this around, let the colors run, and I'll go back in with my very small brush and that yellow Oakar and I want to leave a little spot here to create a shadow underneath the hot dog. She'll turn that into a little V, and then I'll go in there with my yellow Oakar and just outlined the top of the bun. There any spots that I want to add, a little more vibrancy or warmth of color, I'll drop that in as well and now work on the layer. I'm gonna add a layer of mustard so I'll take my yellow. I'm gonna mix it with a little of that yellow orange for a very vibrant color, highly pigmented on my brush. And again, I want to leave some white spots. But I do want to go back there, make sure that color is very vibrant. So now I'm gonna turn my piece to the side. And with a very light green on the dry area, I'm gonna create some spots for the relish. I'll go back in with a darker green in a very pointy brush and just gonna add some areas of the darker relish. So now, in that little triangle area that we left white, I want to create a nice shadow. And instead of black, I'm gonna go in with a dark brown little strokes and create the shadow right underneath the hot dog. And if it starts toe lead into the bun, just gonna take my paper towel and absorb some of that color. I can go in there and at another layer and correct it. So I created the shadow. Come with a fine point right up there. And now we'll go in with that yellow ocher color again. So now I take my larger brush, a little bit of black and a little bit of yellow Oakar create just a little shadow going underneath the hot dog. Here, I'll drive my brush. Try and pick up some of this color right on the edge here, and then I'll go in with a wet brush and just blend that out. So the line isn't quite so harsh. There we have the hot dog. 13. Lesson #9 Cold Drink: here. We have a cold drink. Years ago, I remember the cold drinks being served in basically wax lined paper cups. So they didn't last long. You couldn't hold your drink and walk around with it for hours, but for a meal, it it served its purpose. And it was a little more environmentally friendly. And they came in very bright colors. So the first thing I'm gonna dio is color the large sections, the top of the bottom large section here of this cup, and I remember them being like a turquoise color. So I'm gonna go in there with some turquoise and we'll add that pigment, - get in the center part here, make it a little darker blue and then to shadow the top, which was like a frosted plastic in the straw, which was either paper or also a light plastic. I'll just go in with a little light, Grey. I'm gonna just go on the bottom here, creating a little bit of a shadow on some of these lines that we created. And I'll do the same thing here for this portion of the cup. Rinse off my brush, absorb some of the color and just pull some of that gray. It's keeps most of the pigment on the outside of the cup. I'll go in with a very sharp point. Just add a little more pigment creating a shadow. And now, for the cast Shadow was gonna go underneath the cup with clear water and I'll drop in my pigment. There we have our cold drink. 14. Lesson #10 Pizza (Edited): so not a painter Pizza. We have a lot of variation with the template. You could obviously change the toppings and put whatever toppings you'd like. So for the demonstration, we're gonna start with the crust. I'm gonna take my larger brush with six. And just what? The crust. And on the bottom part of the crust, I'm gonna leave a space between the top of dry paper. Then it would go in with a little bit of this yellow Oakar and I'm going to start at the base here and pull that color all the way up, then at the base here to the same thing, not worrying about coloring it in all the way. But I want to leave a clear spot of white of highlight at the top of where the slice has been cut. Then we're gonna go in there. But I still have my yellow car here gonna mix in a little of this burnt sienna a little bit more, and I'm gonna drop in some of the pigment right the base here and I'll add a little bit of the color right at the base Here is well, switching to a smaller brush. The number one brush good going with some darker brown and I'll just drop in some spots as well. Go back in with yellow Oakar. Make it a little more vibrant on the top. Next, we'll work on the sauce. I like to have a very red sauce for the illustration. I think it just looks very striking. So I'm gonna go in with a sharp point and painting around the objects that are there gonna just went where I want the sauce to be. Now, the key to making this very interesting looking is to leave a lot of white showing of the paper. So I went in with my larger brush and added the water. Now I'm gonna go in there with a smaller brush and add my sauce color. My sauce color is really more orange than red, but it's very vibrant, and I'm gonna make some just a little bit of green with that as well get started. Parts of the pizza that were cut because that's gonna be our sharpest edge and right at the point here and then I'll go right up to the top here where it meets the crust. So now that I have that down with some white exposed, I can fill in the areas where it meets the toppings of the pizza. And again, my goal is to leave a lot of white exposed. So from there I'm gonna go in just with some straight orange, very pigmented and drop in some spots and then I'll go in with a little bit of red. Not really like that vibrancy again. I have a little spot that's bleeding into the crust. Just go over that, absorb some event right out, and then go back in with some of the yellow Oakar and build that color up again. Not too worried if it bleeds a little, that's the nature of the loose watercolor as well. Gonna let this dry for a moment will come back and and our toppings and our shadow to finish our pizza will work on the pepperoni, create a little shadowing and some of the toppings gonna take my number zero brush and I'll go in there with some dark red in some burnt sienna That would give us a color similar to what we want for the pepperoni. And then with a bigger brush, I'm gonna go in there and just clear water on all the pepperoni slices. I'm gonna do my best to leave some areas white or very lightly pigmented. So I think there's too much water. All this dab it and they will go in and drop some color. And now I'm seeing that It's quite red, so I'm gonna add some more. This burnt sienna makes it a little darker brown. Now drop in some of that color as well, for the little shapes, the mushroom shapes. I'm gonna paint those of a dark green. So I go in there and just paint little dabs of color leaving a lot of areas white so I can go in there with a lighter green. Just add a little bit of color for variation. It was my large brush will make a little bit of a shadow underneath a piece of pizza slice . Just trace along the edge and go back in with a little bit of a darker color. The clean brush pull out the color a little bit, then going back to my small brush. I'm gonna pick up some of that darker color, and I'm just gonna splatter it just on top of the pizza here that'll give the impression of , like, herbs or something on the crust and the sauce area. And there we have our pizza slice. 15. Bonus Class! Frosted Donut: for our bonus class. We have a frosted donut, but I do a pink bubble gum frosting, but you can use any color you'd like. And the clue The key to making this very simple and very recognizable as a doughnut is to make the actual cake part of the donut. Two colors. Doughnuts are fried and then flipped over and fried again. So you have a little in the centre market on the equator of the doughnut. You have a little lighter spot than the bottom and the top where it was cooked a little more. So I'm gonna make that part first. I'm gonna go in with some yellow Oakar, and I'll mix it with some brown trying to keep the center be, as I called it, the equator of the donut Dry. And I'll go in with just a little yellow Oakar, just a little lighter shade, kind of a golden color. And some of that, and I'll do the same thing with a very sharp pointed brush just down here as well. Gonna flip my donut upside down and paint that bubble gum colored frosting on top. First, I'll paint with clear water little mix My color now, going with just a little bit of dark Group, Inc. Right on the edges. Now for the cast shadow. So to go underneath the donut here, dry my brush a little bit. Pull that color a little bit closer to the doughnut. Find out the outside of the shadow. And there we have a little frosted donut. 16. Bonus Class! Onion Rings: for another bonus class. We have some onion rings. They're kind of a fun thing to do because of the shape and the way they get all curled up against each other. So I really emphasize that I took my template, modified it a little, making just some curlicues sticking out. You can also use this is curly fries. If you'd rather do that instead of onion rings good to start with my large brush. And I'm just gonna go over each onion ring. Um, just wedding this paper and I'm gonna take my small brush, my number one brush, and I'm gonna go in with some yellow Oakar. A little bit of brown. I was gonna add some pigment here, and they're leaving a good portion of the onion ring white. This is a good base color. Well, it's still a little wet. I'll go in there with some darker brown, particularly in the areas that are withers, overlap on their onion rings, and I'll drop in some of that color to create a little bit of shadow. Then we could go in there with some burnt sienna, which is a much warmer color, and I'll drop some of that in a swell just in some spots here and there. And lastly, I'll go back with that yellow ochre color just to warm it up. It's a very warm color. Now to do the little tray that the onion rings come in. I'm gonna do with this in an orange color. So I'm gonna paint the whole base with clear water, and I'm gonna go in with a yellow orange at first to give me a base color again, I'm painting loosely and leaving some spots bear, and then I'm gonna mix my color. I'm gonna make some orange and with that orange yellow, get a nice, vibrant color and I'll just drop in some orange on the sides and the base, and I'll move my paint around by turning my paper. Take my smallest brushing would just drop in a little bit of red to blend with that orange . Give a little more variation here and there, a little bit of shadow, and then, with my large brush, I'll just create that shadow. Take that dark color, go over right at the base, minutes off the brush and feathers that color out. And there we have some onion rings 17. Class Wrap Up: So now that we have are completed works there a couple of little modifications we can make on a little more detail work we can add. We can take a white gel pen and add a few more highlights. And over the darker areas, you can add a little dots to give a little more texture. And you could do the same thing with the darker pen, the micron pen as well. You could take that pin. And if you wanna emphasize a little bit of shadow, you can put that in your work. Here we have our french fries, our taco. We have our chicken. Then we have our ice cream cone, our smoothie, our hot dog, our pizza, our box of popcorn, our cold drink and then our bonus classes. We have a donut with frosting on it and some french fries. Now with the french fries. I took the template that included, and I changed the French fries a little bit. I added another ring here, so I just before I cut it out, I made my little modifications here. I wanted this. If I wanted this French fry to drop lower, I would make that change in that way. When I cut it out and redrew it, I had the exact pieces that I wanted to use. So now that you have your work, your some other things, you can do with it as well. You can take all your paintings and you can scan them into your computer. Or you could paint them in this format, which is for an art journal or our book. Um, I just layered my pieces here, so I have my fries in front of my drink. And then I did my chicken wings, chicken drumsticks here, and I added this for my art journal. If you want to scan it, it can scan your work and then use each element separately. So here I took that ice cream cone in large did and cut it off just enough That was recognizable to be an ice cream cone. And I have a bookmark, and I did the same thing with the doughnuts. Um, I took one doughnut, and then I added it on top of each other. I painted different layers, and so I have another piece of usable art here. Functional art. Then, lastly, I took all my drawings layer them together, created a whole meal, and I made this into a postcard. So there are different ways that you can use your illustrations to create various products as well as different images with same drawing. I hope youll try your hand at one of these or maybe even a few, and post your work in the project section of this class or post your work on instagram with the hashtag watercolor fast food and I'll follow along. Be sure to follow me here on skill share and you'll get up to the minute news about new classes that are released in a quarterly newsletter. Thanks for watching. 18. Behind the Scenes: Makings of a Journal Page: