Paint a Realistic Watercolor Animal: Boston Terrier | Lisa Long | Skillshare

Paint a Realistic Watercolor Animal: Boston Terrier

Lisa Long, Lettering & Illustration

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
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

25 students are watching this class

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!





  • --
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • All Levels
  • Beg/Int
  • Int/Adv


Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.

Lisa Long

Lettering & Illustration


I love art! I've always loved drawing and creating with whatever I could get my hands on.  It soothes me down to my very core.  It's my meditation. It's my escape from the every day stresses of life! I love creating! I had zero idea what to do with my creative bug, so I became an art teacher, and I've been teaching in public schools since 2007.

After teaching art to children in public school for many years, I'd been dreaming of ways I could teach outside the cla...

See full profile

Report class