Light Filled Winter Nights In Watercolor | Sukrutha Jagirdhar | Skillshare

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Light Filled Winter Nights In Watercolor

teacher avatar Sukrutha Jagirdhar, Watercolor Artist

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Art Supplies

    • 3. Class Project 1 - Sketching

    • 4. Class Project 1 - Background

    • 5. Class Project 1 - The Building

    • 6. Class Project 1 - Details

    • 7. Class Project 2 - Sketching

    • 8. Class Project 2 - Background

    • 9. Class Project 2 - Details

    • 10. Thank You

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About This Class

Welcome to my most favorite class so far.. 

Light has always been something that fascinated me but remained something i could never put down on the paper..i have tried several times over the years ..many a times it was so close but so far..i'd mess up something or the other..

But looks like 2020 is my lucky year..i have finally achieved everything correctly in painting this winter night scenes filled with so much light..especially the first landscape..

There are two class projects in this is with the buildings and night light..the other is sunset with a lot of snow..both are my favorite..i hope you like them too..


As always,Thank you for taking the time to watch my class..


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Sukrutha Jagirdhar

Watercolor Artist


Hello Everyone, Thank you for visiting my profile..I'm Sukrutha, Watercolor artist based in India..A small story on how this medium has come into my life..i was always fascinated with the water and colors react and do this sort of magical dance when they meet..when i was a child, i did not know much about watercolors even though i was using them..over the time and very slowly i was introduced to the magic of this medium, the different kinds of papers, textures,colors,their vibrancy and i will not even get started on brushes :]

When you show up no matter what, opportunities tend to welcome you in a whole different kinds of of those doors was Skillshare..whatever i learnt over the years i want to share with all of you wonderful people here,,Thank you for everyone ... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hi, guys. Welcome to the brand new class. As you may know, one of my goals of 2020 is to learn new subjects in watercolor windows. Capes and cityscapes are one off them. And I spent a lot of time practicing these landscapes and I thought I'd make an absolute big, not friendly class, right from sketching to detailing No, of course shadowing. That's the important part because I struggled a lot with that. And I hope you find this class useful without further delay. Let's get into it. 2. Art Supplies : okay? 3. Class Project 1 - Sketching : I'm following a picture for a friends, but as always, I'm making my own changes to it. I'm just following the basic sketch off this cute little building. It's completely big, no friendly, sketching wise as well, and you would have to forgive my ugly scale. It's an old one, and it's been with us for years. No matter how many places we have mood, it never got last. Okay, just now, follow my lead and draw the lines. Don't think of it as a sketch. Think of it as lines. It helped me a lot. Andi, I will stop talking for a minute and let you guys observed. No. If you think this video is too far, you can find the final picture off the sketch attend of the video. You can take your own time and sketch at their own pace. - These diagnose lines at the shadows you can clearly see that's where the shadows are in the picture, right? I guess we had done. You can put a pause here and you can start with your sketching. If the video is too fast. 4. Class Project 1 - Background : Now that we're done with the sketching, let's start with the background. I will start wetting the paper with slightly blue water. It was not intentional. I just forgot to clean my brush. Yes, As you can see, I'm not reading the building. Just a background. Please do the same here. I'm using raw file number six brush. This is a more brush but the tip is very sharp. - This blue water is actually helping me out. You can clearly see the difference between the building. I mean a non white area on the right area. So if you can you can slightly makes a blue color and then with the paper. This is a night sky. So I'm going for Ah, tallow blue color. You cannot Prussian blue if you have it, take more pigment and make make it plastic as possible. No, I'm just dragging the paint long since the paper is that the paint will just come down. Now I'm taking Indian yellow and orange clothes and I'm just throwing those collision to indicate a slight sunset in the background for this. I'm using a number for a file. More brush since the paper is that it is easy for me to blend the colors. Now I'm taking pressure blue again. I'm just going over those Carlos, take depression blue and start adding it just below the yellow line. Like I said, we're just hinting that it is a sunset, but not completely. It's almost dark. Yes. Okay, guys, you have to keep in mind that the paper is 100% cotton, and it stays for a long, long time for me to do this. If you drink 20 rebels in Gordon paper, it won't stay red for long, and we will mess up this yellow and orange colors in between. So just try to use 100% cotton paper if you can big , Prussian blue and complete the background as always, leave the building out of it. Now we'll take some yellow and orange, and I just add it in front of the building. This is too so the light that is coming from the building after adding alone orange just throwing some trash in blue as well. So to keep it random, - I think the background said more to well 5. Class Project 1 - The Building : All right, we are moving on to the building here. I'm using Indigo with the slight makes off green. Here. Amusing number zero profile more fresh, but you can use any brushy wand, but make sure it's a small one since we're painting the details now on. Also, I'm not reading the paper beforehand. I'm applying paint directly onto the paper. This is called wet on dry technique. We're in. The paper will be dry on. The brush will be well. Now I'm taking a thick layer off pain and painting all over it because it was looking rather dull. See these white spaces? Make sure you're leaving them. Why? You can come back later and use white Wash. But I'm I'm just leaving the white basis behind Deserve the windows, by the way, I'm using Take shared off to go off course. Now I'll just continue painting the roof with the same cologne. No, - I think we're done painting the roof. I'm taking a mix off orange and maroon, and I'll start painting the shadows. As you can see in the picture, the indigo paint on the roof will still be read, so just paint along and sort off blend the Stokols together again. This is only possible if you use 100% garden paper. I will dark in this orange hue with a bit of from our own. So it could you start shadow. He look now I'm blending the Marone below with dainty go on the roof about If you saw the picture the half off the building is ticking color that is in my own color. The other half will be in a law. So now I'll take some yellow and start earning it. I'm taking Indian a lot to be specific, but you can take any alone lemon alot, gambled anything and just start blending the alone with the model about it. Sort of gives you this burnt umber color, which is perfect for painting light in the night. Want putting my new guys again that this is wet on dry? I'm just painting on a dry paper with a very wet brush. It's time to make the building three d. So I'm adding shadows. Take maroon color just as you can see in the picture. Just diagnosed shadows we had half were done. Keep this word drying and now I'm mixing some orange with indigo. And I'm sort of going for this burnt orange color this color. Alternatively, you can use burnt umber Qala. I called out, but I just don't have it in my palette right now. I could Cleveland it of you guys something that this building still isn't story. Check this out. There is a line. There is a shadow. The other half off the building is ticking color. That's where you draw the shadow. That's how you make a structure three d again. This is wet on dry technique, guys. No, - it doesn't look like it now, but this building is now in three d. You will see once we draw the doors talking about doors. Now I'm taking the same bone number are burnt orange color and I'll start drawing the doors - on windows with the same color. Yeah, now does. And windows on the other half the building as well. - Here is an interesting part. I'm taking a bit off Brian's grave. Get on the top off the doors, just doors. These will look like shadows. And again the building will become three d the roof off the other half off the building is looking rather dull. So I'm taking finds great again and just painting another layer over it. - I think we're done with the building pipe. Let's move on to details. 6. Class Project 1 - Details : now. Ah, there are few trees in front of the building, so I am just gonna paint them pine trees. Our shared an easy tip on how to paint my entries in one of my previous classes. Just draw a line and move your brush in zig zag manner. You're good to go here. In the picture. There was only one tree, but we don't follow the picture completely. So I'm gonna find a lot of trees here, - I think desert enough Wilmont toe next section that is flattering off snow, which is my favorite. I'm taking a small brush is a number zero Andi, I'm using white Gosh, But if you don't have it, you can use normal Chinese. Why it? You'll get with wire watercolor set and just splatter the paint all over your in thing. No splatter as much as they can because these are not stars. This is snow. So if you splatter more, it looks more realistic. I hope you like this first half of the class and we had talked so many things about shadows Onda prospectors over this class and I hope you enjoyed it. All right, we're turn. Let's move onto the next painting 7. Class Project 2 - Sketching: Let's start with the second class. I am ruffling a picture here. You can see it about on my ugly Scalise back. We'll just try a simple sketch. Now I'm just sketching the middle part that is the buildings. And if you had observed a picture, you can see there is two domes on one travel, so we'll just catch them. So I thought so. How would live on class project for this class? But I was having this picture for a long time in my phone, so I thought I'd give a class on this one because it's so beautiful. - I'm going with a very light sketch here. So this is it, and we'll move on to the next video. 8. Class Project 2 - Background: though We're painting a beautiful sunset here. So I'm taking orange with a mix of a ping. You can take any off the colors, any brand of the Colosseum wish, but it should be more orangey than more pink. I think this is more being so. I'm just gonna add a bit of orange, right? This is the color I was looking for, Both it. Now I'm taking a number six. Brush my brush off. I'll brush on. I'll start adding the color. This is kind of up in case. So I'm taking more orange. I'm just adding it in the back home. All right, that's the Columbia looking for. So I'm using to colas here, this pinkish orange on royal blue color for a bit off a sky. Andi, you can use ultramarine blue, our cerulean blue. I added a bit off Ryan's gray. I don't know why I did that, but I'm taking royal blue color now. There we go, guys, that's the perfect blue we're looking for now. I'm just trying to correct the finds. Great, but I have added their with a bit of royal blue. I think it works out. I think it's very important to learn when to stop in watercolors, and I still have got no control over it. But we'll take plans. Great for now on start with the building Before that, a small step taken down fresh and just clear out Texas pain that remained on edge. Now I'm adding, finds greater the building, just as we saw in the picture. This is wet on dry. Take me and again works only if you are using 100% cotton paper. - Now I'm just making their just moto with the damp brush so that we can move on with the foreground. I'm taking Indigo just a little bit and just start driving the paint along. The main thing is you need to leave the land white because you're showing the snow here. - Now I'll start taking the pines great, and I'll finish up the domes and travel. No, that's it. Just dry off you lines and make them look like towers. I think we're set with the background. Will want to the details 9. Class Project 2 - Details: All right, guys, we have arrived at the last part of the video that is detail spire. I'm just taking buying screen with my number one brush. I will just start drawing some trees. These are just branches without leaves. I'm just going for the loose sketch here. There are no details to some dried branches. No. Now I'll just take some pines. Great. And draw some random lines or the paper. And I'm using a liner brush. But you can use any small number brush. It could be zero or one. - No , I'm kind off or doing a little here. I think I'll stop now. We have around at my favorite part of the video. I'm taking white Gosh. And I'm just applying randomly on the branches on some white gosh under Egypt. A foreground as well Now will spot of the snow all over the paper. This is also my favorite part. And that's it. I hope you like this to class projects that I've picked out for you on doubt off these told the 2nd 1 is my favorite. Please let me know what is yours 10. Thank You: Alright, guys, we're a day and of this we deal. So thank you for watching. I hope you like thes two class projects that have picked out for you. - Like I said before, these two close projects are very unique for me. And I have, uh, painted so many different paintings to make sure that I get I'm getting this part right. So I am putting a few examples Are few previous paintings off mine so you can take a look. And if it inspires you, you you're free to paint them. I think that's it. So bye, guys. You in my next class?