Fun and Easy Watercolors: Draw a Beautiful Coffee Illustration

Mariya Popandopulo, Photographer & Illustrator

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14 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

      0:54
    • Materials

      3:48
    • Things to consider

      2:28
    • Drawing circles

      1:03
    • Watercolor techniques

      0:33
    • Mixing watercolors

      3:37
    • Secret ingredient

      0:54
    • Example 1

      2:06
    • Example 2

      1:46
    • Example 3

      4:31
    • Example 4

      3:50
    • Example 5

      3:22
    • Bonus section - editing on the phone

      4:21
    • Conclusion and project

      0:35

About This Class

Do you like watercolors?  Do you like coffee? Wanna do something fun? =)

Lets make some watercolor postcards! 

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In this class I will show you a step by step process how to make beautiful watercolor illustrations of coffee. 

This class will consist of two parts. 

In the first part of the class I will discuss all the tools of trade, supples and things to consider before and while drawing.

In the second part we will start with some easy practice and then I will take your through my drawing process with 5 examples, explaining my actions along the way. 

As a bonus, I will also share how I edit the pictures of my watercolors on the phone so that they are bright and pretty and ready to be posted to IG. No photoshop required =)

Here are awesome watercolor classes which talk about paper selection in more detail:

  1. Whimsical Animals with Watercolors: Explore the Ways of Traditional Illustration II by Sova Huova
  2. Draw Your World: Sketch with Pen and Brush Expressively by Jen Dixon
  3. Sketch Your Life: Create Expressive Sketches in Pen and Watercolor by Elisa Choi Ang
  4. Anyone Can Watercolor: The Basics for Creating Magical Pieces by Yasmina Creates

If you'd rather take pictures of coffee, than draw it, check out these two classes on still life photography =)

  1. Still Life Photography: Make a Perfect Breakfast Picture
  2. 12 Still Life Photography Mistakes (and what you can learn from them)

Here is a link to download the Bonus Video section as a PDF

Aaaaan finally, as per usual =)

For those of you who are not on premium membership, here is a link for a free enrollment in this class =) There are 20 free places currently.

And for those who want to upgrade to premium membership, get 3 months of Skillshare Premium for only $0.99!!!  Here is my link to use that offer =)

Have a great day! =)

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This is such a fun class. Mariya teaches the basic water colour techniques in a simple way that even beginners like me are able to follow along and learn to paint these gorgeous coffee illustrations. Signup for this class and enjoy.
This lesson was so delicious!
Diana Nemesu

Watercolor artist DianaNemesu.com

The class was very fun and educational. This is why i signed up for skillshare. Thank you Mariya for the hard work.

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Mariya Popandopulo

Photographer & Illustrator

Hi! My name is Mariya and I am photographer and illustrator based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

I never could quite decide what do I love more - photography or illustrations, so Im doing both =D

Here is my little photography blog

I also have illustrations portfolio on Behance

My preferred social media currently is Instagram (no surprise here =D)