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From Everyday to Extraordinary: Paint a Lighthouse 3 ways in Watercolor

Ohn Mar Win, Illustrator surface designer teacher

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7 Videos (46m)
    • Introduction

    • Some Lighthouse examples

    • Warm up exercise & considerations

    • Lighthouse 1 - watercolour & pen

    • Lighthouse 2 - watercolour & wax resist

    • 3 lighthouse

    • Final thoughts & Comfort Zones


About This Class


Lighthouses are beacons of light that have been warding sailers from treacherous coasts for centuries. As such they have become popular travel destinations across the world. In this Skillshare class we will explore three different techniques to create these iconic buildings. Using watercolour as a base we will enhance the sketch with:

- pen line ( I use Uniball brown gel pen/ Micron or similar)

- wax resist ( a standard household candle)

- collage ( any coloured paper or tissue paper)

All the video classes are easy to follow and suitable for beginners and more intermediate, with lots of helpful tips to create your lighthouse sketch. There is a fun warm up exercise that will help with the process which I urge everyone to try. Have fun with this class and explore these techniques further if you wish.

104 of 104 students recommendSee All

Lovely and educational! Thank you Ohn Mar for another wonderful class.
Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

What a fantastic class. I really enjoyed your communication before, during and after about letting go and going through the process of creating. In all of your videos, I amazed that you don't react negatively to mistakes but you allow them to happen and work through them. I am glad that you leave them in the video. They are as valuable as the items that go well for you. You are an awesome teacher. Thank you!!!
Debbie Coleman

Instagram: Kareira_Art

Mesmerizing to watch, the class content is very helpful!





Ohn Mar Win

Illustrator surface designer teacher

Over Ohn Mar Win's long and varied 20 year career she has always worked as an illustrator and surface designer. She was also an in house designer producing greetings cards, stationery and gifts for many UK names. These days Ohn Mar is primarily known for her textural foodie images, which have now appeared in The Most Gorgeous Cookbook Ever, a book of 30 of her own illustrated recipes. She has also illustrated cookery books for Quarto Publishing, Kyle Books, Sterling/ Barnes and Noble ...

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