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Ink Pen Drawing & Watercolors: Waterfall Sketching For Beginners

Lalitha Ragavan, Watercolor Artist & Plant Biologist

Ink Pen Drawing & Watercolors: Waterfall Sketching For Beginners

Lalitha Ragavan, Watercolor Artist & Plant Biologist

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11 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. 1. Introduction

    • 2. 2. Supplies

    • 3. 3. Practice Basic Pen Drawing Strokes

    • 4. 4. How To Draw Hard & Soft Rocks

    • 5. 5. Drawing Bushes & Grass

    • 6. 6. Drawing Pine Trees

    • 7. 7. Drawing Water

    • 8. 8. Creating Thumbnail For Your Drawing

    • 9. 9. Painting Sky & Rocks

    • 10. 10. Painting Bushes & Waterfall

    • 11. 11. Adding Final Details

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About This Class

Welcome to the class! This class is such a beautiful one. Yes! Beautiful one. I am going to explain you how to sketch and paint a beautiful, graceful and cascading waterfall by using pen and watercolors. You will learn how to make basic pen drawing strokes, how to draw rough and soft rocks, bushes and grass, trees, waterfall and all the elements of a landscape.

Are you excited about drawing and painting a graceful waterfall which is surrounded by rocks, trees and bushes? Let's start!


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Lalitha Ragavan

Watercolor Artist & Plant Biologist


Hi! I'm Lalitha Ragavan, a full-time watercolor artist and a Plant Biologist based in Chennai, India. I reside with my husband and two sons in a lively and an energetic city which has a delightful beach called 'Marina', connected with Bay of Bengal. 

I am a self taught artist and magical watercolor is my favorite medium due to it's flexibility, beautiful essence and accidental effects.I conduct workshops on watercolor painting both online and in person.

Basically I am a Plant biologist (Doctorate in Plant Biology) and I love to paint Landscapes mostly. During the start of my art journey I have had initial struggles, like every beginner, to paint even a single perfect picture of small size. But constant efforts and practices helped me to a... See full profile

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1. 1. Introduction: I'm learning, what did the industry. This class is such a difficult one. Yes, beautiful. And will explain you how those gates and paint it beautiful, graceful and cascading waterfall by using benefit more than others. You how to make in broad strokes. How soft the rose, bushes and brass. Wonderful. And all the elements of villains are excited about drawing and painting it green will waterfall registered on debt by the ox? Trees and bushes. Let's stop. 2. 2. Supplies: I'm going to use C to D is some feedback. In this class. You can also use any drawing or sketching the watercolor paper Claudia final project. You'll need your Benson Micron pens. Did the different sizes that W1, W2, or 12 sizes. Also you need a more fresh yeah. Medium-size brush. On a medium size brush. For painting the watercolors. You can download the list of watercolors, what I used in this class from your project section. Also you need for your paper covers. Okay. 3. 3. Practice Basic Pen Drawing Strokes: You can use W3 are hard. This practice session, whichever is convenient to you. By using a pencil. You can make circles like this. And then you can try to grow so that you can have more than control than you are practicing. I start with the horizontal lines. Now. I'm growing number of horizontal lines. I mean, without making any baby structures and just to connecting the lines. I'm drawing very structure of horizontal lines. You can see how I'm moving my pen and creating baby structure. In this method. I'm not even lanes. And also maybe structures in-between. Now, I'm going to show you how to create vertical lines in normal baby undressed methods become horizontal lines. I suggest you to practice all these basic strokes before getting into the assignment project. You can use all these kind of strokes. Now I'm drawing the lines by not they be under f methods. As we heard Daniel. If you are reference image is a curved object. You have to follow curved lines that you can use horizontal or vertical lines for patching. I'm drawing the basic kind of lines and I'm adding layers by the same kind of lines on by using different kind of lens. This is called a class hedging. If you wish to anaemia or deck, or if you want to show depth to your object that you can use cross hatching technique. You can also use this kind of class. It's a choice to pick up any kind of stroke. For. Now, I'm growing broken lines. You can grow the broken lines in an evil method, or you can randomly play the lines. You can also add some dots, are some tiny circles, many annoying when a benzene each. To create some interesting effects. For practicing these kinds of strokes, you can use any kind of pay. Okay? 4. 4. How To Draw Hard & Soft Rocks: In this lesson, I'm going to show you how soft it up before. But you've seen the Bentsen after growing Dow planes by using a pencil. Now, I start by using the pens. I'm using Nebula. You can use W0 on WO Fei Han making downplaying. I'm also making some be based on the knots so I can follow the light source and then I read that wrong. Now, I start to render the rock by using the basic strokes. What we have learned in the previous lesson. As he mentioned to you earlier, you get follow any kind of strokes as you wish. I'm also adding passage in lines. I want to give some better my object. I want to bulk and down. You'll get to see how this all Bs followed the light source. Don't steer our object. Significant subject to grow. So before getting into your final project, by adding more lines, I can create depth. It's not necessary to add one kind of nice to break the horizontal lines, the thicker lines on diagonal lines, whichever is convenient to you. You can see this portion of rock is much more to exposure to the sunlight. So I'm not creating much depth in this area. I'm just giving limited details on this. To show this portion is my highlight. After creating necessary. So my object, now I'm creating paths to shadow. The shadow to the object. Casts a shadow is the darkest one. I'm flows Desktop, we know the object. Now I'm drawing the shadow for the object. I'm following the same procedure upon what we have done for the hardware. Software. 6. 6. Drawing Pine Trees: I'm going to show you how these different methods you can draw any kind of find convenient to you. Then you are drawing your final project by using random lines. I'm drawing this spike. Initially, I make them main branch. The rest of the form. Also, I'm giving some areas according to the light source. Now, I knew some baby lines to create the whole tree. By not getting somebody to the pine tree. You get some searching on Zoom by using a variety of lines. Growing despite more lines on the class. We'll get more into that by using simple techniques. I'm drawing this dream. All these kind of any kind of value you are doing your final project. 7. 7. Drawing Water: Now I'm using random strokes. Don't grow them. Wonder. I'm going to add some dots. Want? Use some crisscross lines. I'm creating one here. So again shows some buh-bye. These patterns. I'm adding some tiny dots and lines to show them what my growing slightly code as lumping lines. I'm showing the reflection or the boards, I'm drawing the water. Then you can clone or any kind of what you are drawing the final project. 8. 8. Creating Thumbnail For Your Drawing: I mean, 1 third of impulsion pour this portion on the rest of the things. Here, you can see how I added later Donald values on McDonald values and dog, good tonal values to the rocks, trees, and bushes. You can also see what kind of protocol I have used it on growing the water. Now, I'm going to show you how our main project by using benzene. I'm making, I'm making a box or DevOps, before drying. My folly. Stops. One way to draw this. I stopped. Yes. I'm just I'm drying it off. I'll show you how to approach an attempt by following the gifts given in the previous lessons I learned. In this lesson, you can approach your reference image and then you can draw that. And then you can pay that. I'm not drawing here. I'm just shaping your approach. You are referencing. How would they know all the details given in the previous lessons? I mean, this lesson. 9. 9. Painting Sky & Rocks: I'm wetting the paper. I'm painting the sky. I'm using that assay enough. Woman. Indigo and acromion on, say, I'm using a medium size brush technique. I'm hurting later known as values on the upper portion of that. Ok, notice I'm writing dot, the program values are the mortal sight of that ox. You can use all of this and you have a cube. It's not necessary that you have to use the same set of colors you can use. You wouldn't want choice. You can see how I'm, I blame that on buddy. Do this also plays. Okay. Now I start to paint the water among exposed to the sunlight. Hi. 10. 10. Painting Bushes & Waterfall: I'm using lemon yellow, a yellow ocher on in green, Sap Green, perylene green and indigo for painting the bushes and trees. I'm unclean later tonal values on the upper side of the bushes that has not been done and values at the bottom side of the motions. You can see how I keep on changing that, don't i? Values I'm painting the motions. You can follow the same protocol. After one side of the bushes. The water and the water. Let us start on. I think some of these before adding the colors. I'm not playing them. Now you've seen the bushes unfolding the April, but what we have been earlier, I'm adding some foliage. Hi. 11. 11. Adding Final Details: I forgot the surface of this site by using few beta carbons. Now, I start with bladder. They'll Amenorrhea weight brush. Now I'm slugging crimson and weight blush on this happening with gouache, gouache. Next, let's show the presence of foliage. I'm also a way to slido dot Berlin. You can start that way underwater. So on. Some foliage. Bye. Thank you for watching the class. I hope you really enjoyed painting along the thing. Views about the class. Projects in your projects and happy painting. Hi.