How to paint Watercolor Aesthetic Sunsets! | Simran Mirwani | Skillshare

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How to paint Watercolor Aesthetic Sunsets!

teacher avatar Simran Mirwani, Art Educator

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Lessons in This Class

12 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:11
    • 2. Materials needed

      1:13
    • 3. Wet on Wet technique

      4:33
    • 4. Wet on Dry technique

      3:10
    • 5. Elements for Class Projects

      7:45
    • 6. Sundown Silhouette - Class Project 1 (Part 1)

      5:37
    • 7. Sundown Silhouette - Class Project 1 (Part 2)

      4:00
    • 8. Dusky Grassland - Class Project 2 (Part 1)

      7:05
    • 9. Dusky Grassland - Class Project 2 (Part 2)

      7:03
    • 10. Maritime Sunset - Class Project 3 (Part 1)

      2:27
    • 11. Maritime Sunset - Class Project 3 (Part 2)

      7:16
    • 12. Final Thoughts!

      0:41
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Hi, my name is Simran and I am a watercolor and a gouache artist based in Pune, India. I go by the name 1008simba on Instagram. Welcome to my first Skill Share class. This class is designed in a way to suit all levels. I will be taking you through all the different techniques, color combinations and styles so that you are able to paint your own beautiful sunsets. Grab all the materials and lets paint some gorgeous sunsets together. 

Materials Needed:

  • 300 gsm Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints
  • Mixing palette
  • Masking tape or washi tape
  • Two jars of clean water
  • Pencil
  • Scale
  • Eraser
  • Tissue or a towel to wipe your bushes

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Simran Mirwani

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Hi, my name is Simran and I am a watercolor and a gouache artist based in Pune, India. My work is inspired by nature. I go by the name 1008simba on Instagram. Do join me in this beautiful journey where we will paint some beautiful subjects together. 

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1. Introduction : Hello, all the beer for people out there. My name is Sandra, and I am a watercolor artist based in Mooney in there. And welcome to my first Skillshare class. In this class, we'll be learning how to paint beautiful, aesthetic, watercolor, sunset. I'll be taking you step-by-step through all the different techniques. I will also be teaching you different elements that we will be meeting for our class project. There will be three class projects. By the end of which you will be to paint your own beautiful sunsets. I will also be telling you about the different color combinations that you can use to clean and get the desired outcome. So what do you waiting for? Let's get started. 2. Materials needed: Let's look at them with leaders that will be needing for this class. The first thing is 300 GSM cold press for developing by our cheese. I'll be using watercolors. By San Antonio. You wouldn't be needing a black. Or if you don't have a wash Carlo, you can also use a black mark the vital. Next, we will also be needing some brushes. I'll be using to run once size 10 and one say six bison were black well, but we will also be needing one flat brush so that we're able to apply the Bosch and also able to blend the Carlos when. They will also be needing a pencil and eraser and our skin, our skin tape to tape down your paper. I'm mixing valid. You will also be needing two jars of clean water and older should be able or the cloth to clean your brushes. Let's get started. 3. Wet on Wet technique : Let's start over the wet on wet technique. I have collided might be in the door halves. And I'm going to take some cadmium yellow on my palette. I will also take some bar line. Let's start by applying and even caught off water. I've been lowered my gosh, window cadmium yellow light on their weight. So case. I'm standing there. And boy, he has since we are using the wet-on-wet technique, I did a lot of soft strokes. Now I will take a small brush and loaded with some carmine. If you don't have Carmine, you can also use some crimson. I will start making these strokes that will look like some fluffy clouds. Please make sure that you have more of Palo on the brush than the water. That's how you will get these fluffy clouds. I will repeat the process, delegate their desired hi. Since that baseball is stable weight. It helps this show. I will use some cadmium yellow to merge it with the karma. This is how we will be painting a sunset sky using the wet-on-wet technique. Let's move on to the next video to learn about the wet on dry technique. 4. Wet on Dry technique: Let's start with the wet-on-dry technique. For this, I'm taking some magenta and some sand and they're orange on my color palette. I will be using a flat brush to apply Sennelier orange. On my paper. Apple is not wet. I will use Sennelier orange with water so that we have an even coat of color. On the surface. I will apply the center orange on almost half of the paper from the top. Once you have finished applying, descending or orange, Please taking some magenta and start applying. On the other half of the paper. I will use some water to blend all the colors. You can also go back to using some sand and your orange and some magenta to blend the colors. Now, I will apply an even Courts of magenta till Reebok him off night before. It is very important to blend the colors while they are still slightly wet. Once they dry, you will not be able to blend the colors. Really neat way. We will be using the wet on wet technique for our first two class projects. We are done with our wet on dry technique. We will be using this technique for our class project. Please make sure that your pieces have dried completely before you remove the masking tape. 5. Elements for Class Projects: Now let's learn how did make elements for our tree class projects. The first element is boards. I have loaded my small round brush with some black, and I will start making stem strokes. Now let's move on to the next element. That is bullshit. I have loaded my brush with some forest green, which is I would start making some small strokes. That will look like. Now let's learn how to make the other kind of Bush's. These bushes will indicate a stroke of sunshine on the brush. I have mixed some forest green with my cyan and yellow. Once I have applied that, I will use my viridian cuisine to apply some strokes. I've unlocked, go to the top of the bush. Once the bushes RAD. We then move on to the next element. That is grass. I will be using the wet-on-wet and the wet-on-dry technique to paint the grass. I have applied and even coat of water. And I'm going to start by applying some forest green and sap green onto my wet surface. Since we're using the wet-on-wet technique, the strokes would be small. And now I will take some forest green and add some lines indicating that the Ross, once that batch has dried, I will take some forest green on my brush. Again. I'm using the tip of my brush. I would add some fine lines. I would also add some horizontal strokes to indicate the land area. Now let's move on to the last and the most important element that is with rebuffs for that or both, are they using the wet on dry technique? I will start by applying some say no blue on my paper. I have applied. And even Gorbachev's, the yellow-blue might be book. I will start making these lines to indicate that. Since we are using the wet-on-wet technique to paint, the strokes could be small. Once these remotes have dried. I will again load my brush with some blue and add deliver good of black into my CMO blue. To add the fine details. For that. I will be using the same stroke. To paint my rebirths. We will be using the birds in all the three class projects. We would be using the bush and the grass in the second class project and BNP using those ribose to pay out waves in that toward class project. 6. Sundown Silhouette - Class Project 1 (Part 1): Welcome to the first class project. Yeah, does start by taping down the paper. We will be using the wet-on-wet technique to paint this guy. I'm just going to draw a rough sketch indicating martin. Please make sure that you leave about three-fourths of the papal throne lived off to draw a rough sketch of the mountain and be using cadmium yellow, some crimson, some Sennelier orange. For distinctive. Let's start by applying an even thought of water on the paper. We will only apply the water on the sky. Andrea, I wouldn't be taking my brush. And I will start with nine. Again. In the, I woke up. I will be using strokes so that any learning launch to the ghetto steady in the sky. Now I'm going to start adding some sand, a new audience and bullet with the cadmium there at all. Since we're using the wet-on-wet technique, we will be getting a sum and strokes. I will slowly start adding some brown line to my center near orange. Now I will start adding some crimson and I will slowly merge it with the other colors. Nice, make sure that you do lot more pseudo-closed with a yellow because they want all the colors. Describe to be seen. Make sure that your crimson lodges, they would EI the condos in the background. They don't want to see any harsh lines. I will start adding some black and logic with the could upset to get a darker shade of this guy. We've been waived or this guy do try concrete. And let's move on to the next. Oh, just named Oliver silhouette margin. 7. Sundown Silhouette - Class Project 1 (Part 2) : So let's continue with the first class project. I will be painting the mountain with the black wash. If you don't have a black girl of wash. You can also was a blackboard if I know. I'm in slowly apply that wash on the paper with some water so that it merges, dreamy well. And saw that we have an even cooled off below on the paper. I will be using a synthetic brush to oblige. Since the ink brushes will fail, fault wall. If you don't have a synthetic brush, you can use the brushes that you. Okay. Hi. Your first class project is now ready. Please wait for the painting to dry completely. Before moving the masking tape. Please make sure that you remove the masking tape at an angle so that the paper doesn't tear off. I hope you enjoy painting your first class project. And let's move on to the second one. 8. Dusky Grassland - Class Project 2 (Part 1): Welcome to the second class project. In this project, we'll be painting our grassland by the sunset. I will start my day, bring down my paper on a surface. For this class project. We will be using wet on wet and wet on dry techniques. I will divide my paper using a pencil and a scale. Please make sure that the sky part is almost threefold of the paper from the top. Now let's start applying and even coat of water on to the sky area. I will be using my size 10 round brush. And I will start with some sand in the yellow. I will slowly apply the same malaria low in the sky area. Since VI wet on wet technique, we will be seeing smooth strokes in the sky. Now, I will take some carmine on my brush and try and you're slowly merge it with the Santa Maria. Look, if you don't want to have guideline, you can. It was an orange. I will start making strokes that will look like clouds in the sky. I will be adding some cadmium yellow you in the sky as well. To give a warm effect. Please make sure to large the strokes really well and do not overdo it as we want all the colors to be visible in the sky. Now, I will start adding in some crimson. I will make soft, smooth strokes. And I will also add some small clouds using crimson. I am taking in some dialogues equal. And I'm going to merge it with the person and make smaller clouds using the same fellow. I will try to match that with mine. And I will also add some of dioxazine purple near the horizon. My knees make sure that you do not use too much of the pigment as yellow and dioxazine purple will make a muddy shade. I will start adding some styling to this guy and mulch equated with dial and the crimson. Now I will make some smaller flowers like this out of guilt. And make sure that you apply some saddle built off the beat. Now, I will take some black on my brush and start making software strokes. And larger. Span opioids. Sky is dry. Now we've waited for the sky to try. And let's move on to the next video. To start painting. Our people will just work grass in it. 9. Dusky Grassland - Class Project 2 (Part 2): Let us start by applying and even thought of water on the grass area. I will take some sand, a new handle, and add a few strokes onto the grass area. Since we are using the wet-on-wet technique right now, we'll be seeing some small strokes. I will be taking my center near orange and merging it with the center, no yellow. You can also make a few strokes indicating the grass. I will take some olive green on my palette and slowly applied onto the grass area. The beauty of using wet on wet technique is seeing that follows lodge anywhere with each other and giving us small soft strokes. I am going to march. I didn't bit of width DR. Left running to get a darker shade and slowly apply that color onto the grass area. Next, autographs, any area to dry a literal before we start adding. Now, I alerted the dark green shade that we made using some say law and the sap green to add my brushes. These are the same bushes back we had learned in the elements class. Once we are done with the Bush's lead, lead is re-weight the grassland data linked some Warp tool, and then start making some strokes. He said the same strokes that we had used in the end of mix glass to make the grasses. Y has to be done to make their way down make technique. We wage body to try and then start adding some details. I've been takes some photo on my brush onto my grass name-date. Now, I will take some black on my brush and make some smaller books like this guy. The second class project is also ready. Please wait for it to dry completely before you remove the day. Now let's move on to the class project. 10. Maritime Sunset - Class Project 3 (Part 1): Welcome to the class project. Let's start by taping down half a mole. Using a Benson and a scheme. I will divide my Paypal into two halves. This class project, we'll be focusing on the wet on dry technique. I will be using my flat brush for the sky. I will start by taking some sand in your orange on my brush. I will take some water on my brush to blend the orange. Next, I will take some, say look blue on my brush and apply and even porch of the same onto my paper. I will blend the colors using my I will take some black on my brush and apply it on the topmost part of the vapor as Vi is dragging. And we will wait for it to dry completely. 11. Maritime Sunset - Class Project 3 (Part 2): Let's start by applying an even coat of water. I will be starting with some see yellow-blue. I will slowly apply some say no blue. Underwater video. Some sign a new orange to indicate for the land area. After applying dots short smaller waves. Either add some black to my sale of blue to indicate the waves. Since we are using the wet on wet technique right now. The stroke. So a really nice smooth. If you take some point, you actually get way to avoid standing there already. I would make that a burst in this theme wave that we had known Indiana meniscus. I do. Waves to be drawing some quad is on green lines. The waves. John. It's two. Hi. Now let's add some words to us. Sky. We're done with the last class project. Please wait for the painting to dry completely before you remove the masking tape. I hope you are delighted looking at the class projects that we've made so far. 12. Final Thoughts!: We have come to the end of the class. In this class, we've covered the wet on wet technique. The wet on dry technique. I have also taught you how to beat a different elements. I hope you've enjoyed painting these beautiful sunset spies and landscapes with me. Don't forget to share your beautiful creations so that I can have a look at them. I'll meet you in the next class.