Modern Watercolor: Create Depth Through Progressive Layering

Melissa Lee, allow yourself to fail before you succeed

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5 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. The Layering Process

    • 4. Halloween Painting Demo

    • 5. Closing Thoughts


About This Class


Welcome to Modern Watercolor: Create Depth Through Progressive Layering. My name is Melissa Lee and I’m a designer and illustrator based in Northern California. Progressive watercoloring is a technique that involves the layering of translucent pigment to create a gradient effect that adds depth and style to your work.

In this class, I’ll take you step-by-step through the simple and easy process, so that you, too, can implement the technique into your next painting.

What I like about progressive watercoloring is that it’s a fairly traditional technique, in that it really utilizes the translucent quality of watercolors, but you can use it to give your work a contemporary, stylized flair. 

To get into the spirit of the season, I’ll be showing you how I created the Halloween-themed painting below. This lesson is short and sweet, and you’ll leave it with one more fun technique to add to your skillset!