From Everyday to Extraordinary: Paint a Lighthouse 3 ways

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.

74 of 74 students recommendSee All

Mesmerizing to watch, the class content is very helpful!
Love the techniques and simplicity that Ohn Mar exhibits.; keeping the work fresh clean and doable! All of her classes are exemplary!
Jill Haglund

Living the Arty Life

This has been a superfun and original class! Thank you for teaching! Loved to combine the watercolor with pen, tissue paper and wax resist!





Ohn Mar Win

Illustrator surface designer teacher

Over Ohn Mar Win's 20 year career she has produced illustrations for editorial, publishing, advertising, packaging and branding. As well as designing for greetings cards, stationery and gifts.

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 illustrated recipes. She has also illustrated cookery books for Quarto Publishing,Kyle Books and The Sunday Times.

She loves to draw, posting her sketch a day experiments, and work in progress on Instagram. And this year she is attempting 365 days of paint. She also has one of the largest foodie illustration boards on Pinterest full of inspiration.