Exploring Watercolor: Painting Sea Shells | Madonna Guinn | Skillshare

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Exploring Watercolor: Painting Sea Shells

teacher avatar Madonna Guinn, Artist and Illustrator

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Tools and Materials

    • 3. Sample Shell Paintings

    • 4. Painting Shells

    • 5. Project Time

    • 6. Thank You

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About This Class

Exploring Watercolor: Painting Sea Shells is a fun Watercolor class. In this 10 minute class, you will learn to sketch sea shells directly using pen and use watercolor over it. This class is for beginners and anyone who wants to explore Watercolor fearlessly. By the end of this class, you will be able to paint shells on the spot.

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Madonna Guinn

Artist and Illustrator


Hello, I'm Madonna! I am a Filipina Artist and Illustrator, a happy full-time Mom of one, and a walking wanderer based in Florida.  My big love for nature helps me to be creative in every way. I love to try to explore different kinds of media like watercolor, gouache, and pen. Most of my work is traditional so don't underestimate the power of your hands.

When I do not paint, you can find me in my garden digging sweet potatoes, or filming for my Youtube drawing channel. I really do believe that being passionate about art takes a lot of patience, effort, time, and allowing yourself to grow in your craft. If you are looking for support and a community that will help you inspired and bring the positive joy of learning, you are in the right place... See full profile

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1. Intro : Hi, everyone. I'm a gardener. Biggest illustrator base in Florida. Welcome to the class of exploring water car being facing shells. This country will learn to draw shells directly in 10. We're going to pay for the brother color. This class is for beginners and anyone who wants to level up the skills with watercolor. Earnestly. At the end of this class, you will be able to being shells. Your collections are birth, polio. So what are you waiting for? And Raul now and let's get started. 2. Tools and Materials: Hi there. Welcome again and thank you for enrolling in my class. Here are the tools and materials that I will be using. 40. Close for the watercolor paper I will be using artists loved watercolor pad both breast six by nine inches. Flare Raj, Essam and this arrived more makes media. If you have sketchbook bad are paper that would be great for the watercolors set. I encourage you to have it least, the basic watercolor patent said. If you have watercolor too, that's great. Also, I will use my Owens or in your own travel plans said It consists of 12 sets already with several kid pellet, and it comes also with a small brush. If you travel a lot, are you feel like to paint Outdoors is a great trouble. What our caller said says it's very portable for it. A pen. I will be using UNIP edifying line number. It's your point to this. Is he waterproof pen. If you have water brush, it's great. Also dry rub water. You can use plastic up to if you want, and then table napkin to dry up your brush. The last but normally ist winning seashells at least 123 shells if you have and that's it. In the next video, I'm going to show you some example seven seashells that I painted in watercolor. 3. Sample Shell Paintings: I'm going to show you several May seashells painting. You know, water collar. I used my struck more mixed media sketchbook for painting this seashells. I painted this directly in pen and watercolor in the next page. I got out some innit? Shells that I painted in water law. Oh, orders. Loved water pad and hate this basit randomly to feel out to God. I drove some more shells surrounded. I collected shells myself and visited. And you're my bitch, even though the weather is very called, but it's worth it. And the next video, I'm going to show you how to pain shells. 4. Painting Shells: today, I'm going to show you how easy it is to pain show. So I collected several shells the last time I went to the beach. And I'm going to pick at least three shells to paint. I miss Spider. All right, There you go. Where your first step is to draw the outline on the shallow offers using you know, Ben number two fine line. I regard you to have waterproof Bennett list. One good bend. You will be used water caller over it for the Schellas. This exercise is great and very beneficial. If you want enhanced withdrawing seals deuces, you will be drawing directly with pen. It's okay to make mistakes along the way. While you're drawing the outline, you have to draw every detail off the shows. This drawing is also called line drawing Nat down. Now that you're done for the next step, I'm going to pay way the water colors. All right, let's bring the shells. No shots can be colorful, but I choose the one with limited ballot or color. So you would be overwhelmed in me too. And pretty watercolor. Make sure you bring the lightest color first. That way it's easier to layer with darker color afterwards. So if ever you made a mistake, it's not so obvious and it's workable. Able this exercise, you said you will help me confident the pain Watercolor without pencil. Since we're painting loose shells, one important thing is to observe also delight and are part of the subject. Don't worry about if, well, what I call her. Where you going? Over the line. Sometimes it's I'm being a just a copy or being from the picture or from your fully but rating really object in front of you. Will I hands for a steal, especially if you will do this in a daily basis. And if you're saying to put many water on your painting, just gently wipe it or double with paper. Tell all I'm going to add a little shadow to me shells so that well, it looks so flat. Shell says different texture and surface dual s. If you will be painting realistic shawls, you may want to include that better. I want us to be the simple and easy If you were all in my previous glass. It's an exploring watercolor painting. Corporal Pon there are tackled something kinks like what with and try to will be helping to in applying a being see shows Okay, I will just add some fugitives. Okay, I will just add some fut Tell us to it and its neural again. And there you are Seashells on this. - Thanks . Thanks. So discussed turd outline into shape off this shell in band. And don't be afraid to make scholar Spain colors. What your eyes going to see The more you breakfast painting, the more you will get better. 5. Project Time: for the glass broad drag by wandering the pain Seashells using watercolor and pen Any size and shapes of shells will Dio you can pay this man chalice now she want be creative and the police upload your project and the gallery so everyone will see or take me on Instagram Madonna sculpture our shells this skill share 6. Thank You: Thank you so much for watching my class. I hope you enjoy painting shells with me until next time I'm looking forward and seeing you again. Thank you. And happy painting.