Learn to Paint Realistic Watercolor: Boston Terrier | Lisa Long | Skillshare

Learn to Paint Realistic Watercolor: Boston Terrier

Lisa Long, Lettering & Illustration

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13 Videos (42m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Choosing a Photo

    • Preparing the Image

    • Underpainting

    • Layering on the Eyes and Nose

    • Adding to the Ears and Face

    • Adding Darker Values

    • Adding Darker Values Continued

    • Final Touches: Nose

    • Final Touches: Eyes

    • Finishing Touches

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


This class will take you step-by-step through the process I use to paint a 5x7 Boston Terrier with watercolor. I will show you what tools you need, how to choose a great photo, how to transfer that image to paper, and how paint it with watercolor to make it look realistic and pop off the page.


I'll take you through the steps I use including:

  1. What tools to use to get the best result, but feel free to use what you have.
  2. How to pick a great photograph to use as a reference.
  3. Layering your watercolors to get depth in your painting by starting light and working your way to dark.

Painting with watercolors can be intimidating, but fear not! It's just working with the lights you already have and adding in the darks.  It's almost like painting backwards if you're used to mediums like acrylic or pencil, but you can do it! I'll show you how!  

Can't wait to see what you make for the projects section. Make sure you upload as you go so I can give you pointers along the way!





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Lisa Long

Lettering & Illustration



What people are saying about my classes:

Being a teacher for 11 years in public schools has really shown me that in order to learn the content really well, you must teach it to others. I like to approach teaching by using projects to learn the new materials. Sure, I could spend hours talking about how things work, but DOING it with you means you learn faster while acquiring the skills. I hope that my hands-on, cut-to-the-chase approach helps other le...

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