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

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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.

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What a beautiful class, thank you so much. I learned a lot about new technniques and really love your last words. <3
Christine Aseka

textile dyeing and watercolor artist

Bia Andrade

Surface Pattern Designer

Great class Ohn Mar. Especially loved your final thoughts. This was a fun class that can be applied to all kinds of subject matter, not just light houses. Some great ideas and explorations of resist, collage, and watercolor. This was a laid back class that seams do-able and not overwhelming :) Thanks for the fun class! Felt like I was just sitting right there with you.
Vivayne _

fresh, fun, sweet & eclectic surface designs





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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