How to Paint a Watercolor World Map

Shelley Hitz, Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

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7 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Reference Photo

    • Pencil Sketch

    • Let's Paint!

    • Adding Extras

    • Next Steps


About This Class


Have you seen watercolor world maps and wondered how to create one yourself?

Not that long ago, I was wondering the exact same thing. I wanted to create a world map but really had no idea where to start. It seemed overwhelming.

In this class, I'm going to take you step-by-step through the process of creating a watercolor world map the easy way. I did a lot of research and in the class resources, you'll be able to download a template that will make the entire process so much easier.

By the end of this class, you will have a beautiful watercolor world map that you can either add lettering to or you can frame. You can also scan it and use it digitally for many different projects.

Are you ready for an adventure?

Let's get started.

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8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Shelly, I love your teaching style and the excitement you bring to class, thank so much ! Great classes !
Something that looks complicated made easy: I'm excited to do this for all sorts of watercolor projects!
I enjoyed this class and the way Shelley explains everything in great detail, leaving nothing for me to figure out on my own - at the end you have everything you need to know to create your own watercolour map!
Surani Perera

Watercolour and illustration addict





Shelley Hitz

Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

  • Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me.
  • Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy.
  • Create beautiful pieces you can display in your home or give as gifts.
  • And so much more!

I'm passionate about teaching others and love seeing each of you have the courage to embrace your creativity and choose to create art.

In my classes, I will take you step-by-step through the learning process and cheer you on in this beautiful journey of creativity and color.

To be notified when I publish new classes, make sure to click the "follow" button on my profile. Also, let me know what you want like to learn as I'm creating new classes all the time.

I'm so excited you are here and I cannot wait to see what you create :)

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