Paint with Me: Create a Mixed Media Pastry Illustration Staff Pick

Kendyll Hillegas, Artist & Illustrator

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6 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Intro

      3:15
    • 2. Groundwork

      3:38
    • 3. Sketch & Underpainting

      4:18
    • 4. Watercolor

      5:18
    • 5. Colored Pencil

      7:13
    • 6. Blending & Finishing Touches

      9:21
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Project Description

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For the class project, you'll follow along and paint with me, to create your own realistic illustration of pastry or bread! I encourage you to share not only the finished work, but also the process. If you'd like constructive feedback, please be sure to mention it when you post your work and I will do my best to offer it!

Step-by-Step:

  1. Download my reference image, or choose a reference image of your own. If you choose you're own, be sure to keep in mind the criteria for selecting a good reference image that we went over in Lesson 2.
  2. Create a sketch, and transfer it to your art paper; Create an underpainting
  3. Use washes of watercolor to gradually build up color
  4. Add detail, texture and nuance with colored pencil
  5. Blend, and add finishing touches

Materials:

  1. Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils (sub: Prismacolor)
  2. Hydrus Liquid Watercolor & palette (sub: any watercolor you like)
  3. Prismacolor Colored Pencils (sub: Arteza, low; Caran d'Ache, high)
  4. Gamsol OMS (sub: Mona Lisa, USA; Zest It, international)
  5. Sharpie Paint pen (sub: Posca or Uni Signo)
  6. A #2 round acrylic brush, a #2 quill brush and a #6 round watercolor brush
  7. A few sheets of printer paper
  8. A kneaded eraser
  9. Fabriano Artistico 300lb cold pressed watercolor paper (sub: any cold pressed paper at least 140lb)
  10. DB Mier Light Pad (sub: Your window!)

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